Canada and the Holocaust

Canada and the Holocaust

The Holocaust is a crime that stands alone in human history for the scale of its horror and inhumanity. That is why it is crucial to ensure that this experience is never forgotten and that such atrocities never take place again.” – Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism

A Brief History of Canada and the Holocaust

While Canada did not directly experience the Holocaust, it was affected in many ways by the tragedy. Learn more about Canada’s history and response to the Holocaust.

Canadian Chair Year

Canada and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) is an intergovernmental body made up of government officials and experts from 31 countries. It supports Holocaust education, remembrance and research in member countries and around the world. Canada chaired IHRA from March 2013 to March 2014.

Canadian Holocaust Resources

Canada has invested significantly in Holocaust education, remembrance and research.

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Photo credits:

  • Based on Lieut. H. Gordon Aikman, Canada. Dept. of National Defence, Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1967-052 NPC, item 43534, PA-138238
  • The MS St. Louis, Courtesy Eiran Harris collection, Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee, National Archives
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