Holocaust Education Week 2019 at U of G


Guelph Hillel presents Holocaust Education Week 2019 at U of G from Nov. 3 – 8. Events throughout the week encourage our community to reflect on the atrocities of the Holocaust.

Cattle Car Exhibit – All week

An interactive exhibit will be featured in a cattle car installed in Branion Plaza. This replica of a railcar used to transport Jews to labour and concentration camps during World War II contains images, multimedia and stories. Volunteers are on hand to facilitate discussion.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Nathan Leipciger – Nov. 7

Holocaust survivor Nathan Leipciger will speak to the U of G community about his experiences during the Holocaust. His presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. All are welcome.

Thurs. Nov. 7
6 to 8 p.m.
University Centre – Peter Clark Hall

Leipciger was born in 1928, in Chorzow, Poland. He survived the Sosnowiec Ghetto and the camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Fünfteichen, GrossRosen, Flossenberg, Leonberg and Dachau. Leipciger and his father were liberated in May 1945.

Open Shabbat Dinner – Nov. 8

An open Shabbat dinner will be held Friday evening in Peter Clark Hall, beginning at 7 p.m. All are welcome for this free meal. Registration is required.

Learn more on the Guelph Hillel Facebook page.