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Holocaust Remembered set to open at THEMUSEUM

A new collaboration with the Stratford Festival and the Stratford Perth Museum

Kitchener, ON – THEMUSEUM, in collaboration with the Stratford Festival and Stratford Perth Museum, is proud to announce a new installation: Holocaust Remembered. The photograph based installation will feature black and white portraits by Toronto-based photographer Jason Schwartz; the portraits are from his personal collection, and have been featured in an exhibition at the Florida Holocaust Museum.

The portraits will be accompanied by oral histories from survivors, and original artifacts from the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre. There will also be videos of survivors reading from their memoirs, published by the Azrieli Foundation in Toronto. Visitors will be able to remember those who suffered and perished during the tragic event, and hear personal stories from survivors.

Rabbi Moshe Goldman from The Rohr Chabad Centre for Jewish Life said… “Holocaust Remembered is an apt title for this display. If, as Santayana wrote, ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,’ then remembering the past is our natural defense against seeing the atrocities of the Holocaust repeated in our lifetimes. I encourage the entire community to pay a visit to see this installation and ensure that we are never party or witness to such depravity again.”

The display coincides with the Stratford Festival’s production of the Diary of Anne Frank which will be performed this summer, and the Stratford Perth Museum’s new temporary exhibition from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Anne Frank: A History for Today.

Holocaust Remembered will be on display at THEMUSEUM from March 11 to May 31, 2015.

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