The Holocaust Centre of Toronto
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Our Mission
Dedicated to preserving the memories of the victims, honouring the legacies of those who survived and educating the community so that the Holocaust will serve as a warning to future generations about the dangers of anti-Semitism, racism, intolerance and apathy.

Our Programs
Each year the Centre reaches over 40,000 people through a broad array of dynamic educational programs and services, including:

  • Holocaust Education Week
  • Raoul Wallenberg Day
  • Yom Hashoah V'Hagvurah - Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • OISE Student Awareness Day
  • Teacher Training & Resources
  • In - Class Programs
  • Creative Arts & Writing Contest
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twinning Project
  • Christian-Jewish Dialogue
  • Distinguished Lecture Series
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Survivor Support Services
  • Fieldtrips to U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

"Holocaust" is a Greek translation of the Hebrew word "Olla" meaning "a sacrifice which is wholly consumed by fire". Another expression frequently used for the Holocaust is the Hebrew word "Shoah," and in Yiddish "Khurbn,"which was the term applied to the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem 2000 years ago.
Hold these dates!
28th Annual
Holocaust Education Week
November 2 - 9, 2008
  • 8 Exciting Days
  • Over 100 educational and cultural programs across Greater Toronto and beyond
  • Compelling Holocaust survivor first-hand testimonies
  • Over 40,000 expected to attend
Click here for updated program highlights.