International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2020 Program

Monday, January 27, 2020


Join us as we commemorate honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, Survivors, and their families and loved ones. This International Holocaust Remembrance Day Calgary Jewish Federation will be hosting a two-part commemoration at Calgary City Hall and Calgary JCC.  Both events are free of charge and open to all. Contact with inquiries.

Calgary City Hall Commemoration 

12:00 – 1:00pm | Calgary City Hall
Come together with our government officials, community, and Calgarians from all walks of life to commemorate the first-ever Calgary City-Wide International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Round-trip busing from Calgary JCC to City Hall will be provided. Email Amy Glassman Boiko or call 403-444-3153 to reserve a seat on the bus or with inquiries.

75 years after the Holocaust: legacies and commemoration

Featuring University of Calgary Adjunct Professor, Political Scientist and Historian, Dr. Melanie Carina Schmoll

7:00pm - 9:00pm | Calgary JCC

About  the Lecture 

Join Dr. Melanie Carina Schmoll as she navigates the challenges of commemoration in a world of decreasing Survivors and witnesses, and the power of the lessons and stories of the Holocaust in fighting anti-Semitism, human rights violations, and inequality.

About Dr. Melanie Carina Schmoll 

Melanie Carina Schmoll, PhD, is Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Calgary, Canada. She is a Political Scientist and Historian. Dr. Schmoll recieved her doctorate from the University of Hamburg, Germany. She holds a Master´s degree as well as a Bachelor´s degree in the fields of Political Science, History and Philosophy from the University of Hamburg resp. the University of Kiel. Her main research focusses on Israel, specifically security issues and Holocaust education. Dr. Schmolls dissertation resp. her book „The Cooperation between Israel and Jordan – a security regime to solve a security conflict?“ (in German), deals with the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan and the missed opportunities for a peaceful Middle East. During the course of her career she has taught and lectured in Germany, Israel, Canada, the US and the UK, on issues relating to anti – Semitism, Jews in Europe and Germany, the Holocaust and security issues in the Middle East. She recently finished a comparative study on Holocaust education in Canada and Germany. Currently she works on different research projects e.g. about Holocaust Education in Germany and Israel (in cooperation with Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel) or academic teaching about the Holocaust (in cooperation with Haifa University and University of Miami). Her new book project deals with the growing anti – Semitism in Germany and is called: „History repeats itself?  Watching another German democracy dying /Wiederholt sich Geschichte? Eine weitere deutsche Demokratie stirbt“ (working titel). Her forthcoming publication „Holocaust Education Curriculum - An interdisciplinary teachers guide for all age groups“ will be published in German, 2020. In May 2020 she will support the Liberation75 – event, the global gaterhing to mark the end of the Holocaust in Toronto, as the academic advisor.