International Holocaust Remembrance Day 

Monday, January 27, 2020

Calgary Jewish Federation commemorated the first-ever, city-wide International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, 2020. The two-part program consisted of a commemoration ceremony at Calgary City Hall from 1:00 to 2:00pm and a presentation, 75 Year After the Holocaust: Legacies and Commemorations by adjunct University of Calgary professor, Dr. Melanie Carina Schmoll, 7:00pm at Calgary JCC.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Commemoration Ceremony Program
Calgary City Hall 
Monday, January 27, 2020

1:00 - 2:00pm

 

O Canada
Halpern Akiva Academy

 

Dahlia Libin
Third Generation Holocaust Survivor

 

Sid Cyngiser
Holocaust Survivor

 

Candle Lighting
Lay Down Your Arms
The Calgary Jewish Academy

Leading the candle lighting:
Sid Cyngiser, Holocaust Survivor
Harvey Cyngiser, Second Generation Survivor
Dahlia Libin, Third Generation Survivor
Sophie and Mila Libin, Fourth Generation Survivors
Councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart
Mayor Naheed Nenshi

 

El Maleh Rahamim
Cantor Russel Jayne

 

Presentation
Dr. Melanie Carina Schmoll

 

Closing Remarks and Reading of the Proclamation
Mayor Naheed Nenshi

 

Honorable Tyler Shandro
MLA for Calgary-Acadia, Alberta Minister of Health

 

Yannai Segal
President of Calgary Jewish Federation

 

Hatikvah
Halpern Akiva Academy

 

yad vashem - shoah

Click here to view the Yad Vashem Exhibit:
Shoah, the Holocaust
How was it Humanly Possible?

 

 

Live Stream

Commemoration Ceremony at Calgary City Hall. 01.27.2020

Proclamation Declaring January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day in the City of Calgary

READ HERE