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  • November 02, 2010

Holocaust Education Week - November 1-9, 2010

This week commemorates the 30th Anniversary of Holocaust Education Week. Below are remarks I made in the Legislature of Ontario on November 2nd, 2010, as well as a link to the video of my remarks. I encourage everyone to participate in a Holocaust Education Week event up until November 9th.

Below I have also added some Holocaust Education Week Events that are being held within the Eglinton-Lawrence community. If you would like additional information or would like a full list of all events across the GTA, please visit:

Photo: In the above photo, myself and Candian Veteran and Flying Officer, Ed Carter-Edwards, one of 168 Allied airmen who were incarcerated in Buchenwald in August 1944.

Holocaust Education Week - Remarks in the Ontario Legislature -November 2nd, 2010

Video Link:


Mr. Mike Colle: I rise today in honour of Holocaust Education Week, which began yesterday and will continue until November 9. This year is a special year as we commemorate the 30th anniversary of Holocaust Education Week.

Throughout the week the United Jewish Appeal and the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre will be holding the largest holocaust education forum of its kind, featuring leading voices in holocaust and human rights awareness at venues throughout the GTA and the surrounding region.

I, myself, will be spending Friday morning visiting the members of Café Europa at Baycrest hospital with a number of Holocaust survivors who call Baycrest home.

I will also spend Friday afternoon at Forest Hill Collegiate with Canadian veteran and Flying Officer Ed Carter-Edwards as he tells his incredible and unique story to the students of Forest Hill Collegiate. Mr. Carter-Edwards was one of the 168 Allied airmen who were incarcerated in Buchenwald in August 1944. Ed and his fellow airmen witnessed first-hand the horrors of Buchenwald, one of the many dreaded death camps built by the Nazi killing machine.

Let us honour those who survived this horrific period in history by keeping the memory of those innocent victims alive. Let us reaffirm our dedication to the six million victims who were slaughtered innocently so that this absolutely deplorable chapter in history will never be forgotten and hopefully never happen again. Let's remember them during Holocaust Education Week.

Holocaust Education Week Events Being Held in Eglinton-Lawrence:

Tuesday, November 2:
7:30 p.m.
Beth Torah Congregation
47 Glenbrook Avenue, Toronto
Contact: 416.782.4495 x24

Wednesday, November 3:
12:00 NOON
OUTCASTS - A LOVE STORY (Film and Discussion)
Barbara Frum Library
20 Covington Road, Toronto
Contact: 416.395.5456

Saturday, November 6:
8:00 p.m
Beth Sholom Synagogue
1445 Eglinton Avenue W., Toronto
Contact: 416.783.6103

Sunday, November 7:
7:00 p.m.
Villa Colombo, Sala Caboto
40 Playfair Ave., Toronto
Contact: 416.789.7011 x298

7:30 p.m.
Beth Torah Congregation
47 Glenbrook Avenue, Toronto
Contact: 416.782.4495 x24

Tuesday, November 9:

8:00 p.m. - CLOSING NIGHT
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation
470 Glencairn Avenue, Toronto
Contact: 416.789.3213 x209


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