The University of Victoria hosts a free special presentation this afternoon (Wednesday, Jan. 27) recognizing the legacy of the Holocaust.
Held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Farquhar Auditorium lobby at the University Centre, the event includes musical performances, a candle-lighting ceremony and the rebuilding of a symbolic broken window. Speakers include representatives from the Jewish Students Association, the History Undergraduate Society, Hillel BC, UVic history department’s Dr. Kristin Semmens and a representative from the Victoria Holocaust Remembrance and Education Society.
Commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the event is hosted by Hillel Victoria, with the Jewish Students Association, the History Undergraduate Society, the Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island, the Kristallnacht Commemoration Planning Committee from the Victoria Holocaust Remembrance and Education Society, UVic Food Services, UVic Multifaith Services and the Departments of History and European Studies.
Also included is a week-long exhibit at Mystic Market, a few steps from the Farquhar lobby, featuring personal stories of UVic students who are descendants of Holocaust survivors.