Shlomit Kriger and some of the survivors featured in Marking Humanity: Stories, Poems, & Essays by Holocaust Survivors are giving presentations for diverse community groups and high school and postsecondary classes. They share writings from the book, bring to light lessons from the Holocaust and the survivors, and inspire audiences to consider how this is relevant to societies today and what roles people play in their own families and communities as they help to shape the world for present and future generations. For youth, there is also the option of participating in related arts activities. For more information, please contact us.
Read about some of the past events for Marking Humanity on the News page.
“Shlomit framed our Hillel at Ryerson University Holocaust Education Week event, which featured Holocaust survivor Andy Réti, by opening the program with an overview of the impact that the Holocaust had and the consequences when bystanders idly stand by. The speakers emphasized people’s capacity to implement change and stop wrongdoings. At the end of the program, Shlomit facilitated a discussion that allowed students to express examples of times they felt discriminated against, as well as ways that they dealt with the situations, highlighting that discrimination still occurs today and it’s up to the next generation to stand up for what’s right.”
– Allysa Moses, Associate Director, Ryerson Hillel
“Shlomit, I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did in May to help us organize and run our Holocaust commemoration. Your input and cooperation, along with that of the Holocaust survivors, was absolutely fantastic, and I urge you to keep up the excellent work you are doing. We need people like you to keep the flame burning after us older people can no longer do it.”
– George Friedmann, Chair of the Thornhill Community Shul Holocaust Committee
“Hillel Ottawa was delighted to host Shlomit Kriger for a discussion on Marking Humanity as part of Holocaust Education Week at the University of Ottawa. Shlomit gave a riveting presentation on the process behind the creation of her book and on her experiences documenting the stories of survivors of the Shoah. In a week where our students find themselves interacting a great deal with survivors on a one-to-one level, Shlomit’s presentation offered ample food for thought on how to best listen and learn from such stories of rebuilding life.”
– Adam Moscoe, Director of Holocaust Education Week, Hillel Ottawa: The Centre for Jewish Student Life