Symposium on the Holocaust
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Equinox Theatre, South Delta Secondary School
8:30 - 8:35
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Sharon Doyle, Teacher-Librarian
8:35 - 9:20
Understanding the Holocaust and
Why It Matters More Than Ever
Kit Krieger, Historian
9:20 - 9:30
9:30 - 10:30
Robbie Waisman, Holocaust Survivor
10:20 - 10:55
Panel Discussion & Students' Questions
Moderator: Sharon Doyle
Panelists: Kit Krieger and Robbie Waisman
10:55 - 11:00
Kit Krieger has been a Holocaust educator for more than 40 years. His is the past president of the BC Teachers' Federation and Registrar of the BC College of Teachers. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the BC Principals' and Vice-Principals' Association. In 2003, Kit was awarded the Kron Sigal Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education and in 2015 was named one of the Education 100 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of UBC.
Robbie Waisman was born in Skarszysko, Poland and liberated from Buchnewald concentration camp at the age of 14. Today he is a retired businessman, past president of the Vancouver Centre Society and an Outreach Speaker who educates thousands of BC students annually. Mr. Waisman was recently named as an 'Honourary Witness' by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and received the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award.
All are welcome. Please contact Sharon Doyle, Teacher-Librarian, to RSVP.