Memories of the Warsaw Ghetto

International Holocaust Remembrance Day film screening and discussion

January 27, 2021

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The silhouette of a soldier is shown inside the outline of a child’s profile, with barbed wire and a wall in the background. Partially obscured.

Photo: courtesy of TonalVison

Event details

For International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 80th anniversary of the sealing of the Warsaw Ghetto, the Museum is proud to partner with the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada for a special online event.

Online program (Zoom)

The program includes a screening of the 60‐minute film Memories of the Warsaw Ghetto, followed by an interactive discussion with Holocaust survivor Dr. Stefan Carter [Reicher].

The film is based on the childhood of survivor Dr. Eugene Bergman, who was deafened when a Nazi soldier hit him in the head with a rifle butt. Directed by Alexander Genievsky, who is also Deaf, the film includes both American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and captions.

This program includes an introduction and post‐film discussion with Carter, a Winnipegger whose story is presented in the Museum. While in the Warsaw Ghetto, Carter saw his mother forced onto a train to the Treblinka death camp. His father is believed to have died in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. 

This interactive discussion will be moderated by Daniel Stone, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Winnipeg and an expert in Jewish and Eastern European history. The discussion will includes an audience Q&A session.

ASL interpretation will be provided.

Please note that this program is subject to change or cancellation.