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Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020 Join us for commemorative and educational programs and activities for all ages.

January 26, 2020

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Train tracks lead to a distant building recognizable as the Auschwitz-Birkenau gate house.

Photo: Fabian Börner, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE1

Event details

The Museum is offering a variety of programs that commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which this year also marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.


Most activities: free with admission /
Documentary screening: free ticket required


Various locations in the Museum

The future of Holocaust memory: 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Join Richard Lowy as he shares first-hand the story of his father Leo, a Holocaust survivor.

During the Second World War, Leo and his twin sister Miriam greatly suffered at the hands of Josef Mengele, who performed inhumane medical experiments on Jewish and Roma twins in Auschwitz. 

Richard’s presentation will be followed by the 60-minute documentary Leo’s Journey, which recounts this story and is narrated by Christopher Plummer. 

The Winnipeg Youth Chorus will perform selected movements from I Believe, an oratorio for humanity composed by Winnipeg-based Zane Zalis. 

The Museum is proud to partner with the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada and Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre in presenting this event to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Cost: Free ticket required
When: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Where: Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, Level 1


Join us in our galleries for family-friendly activities. 

Hana’s suitcase 

Explore this family-friendly activity that brings to life the story of Hana Brady, a young Jewish girl from Prague. At age 13, Hana lost her life in the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust. Read Karen Levine’s book Hana’s Suitcase. Play with a collection of familiar and beloved objects reminding us of family and home. 

Cost: Free with admission
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Turning Points for Humanity gallery on Level 4 


I Believe with Winnipeg Youth Chorus 

Visit the Examining the Holocaust gallery where the Winnipeg Youth Chorus will perform selected movements from I Believe, an oratorio for humanity composed by Winnipeg-based Zane Zalis. 

Cost: Free with admission
When: 12.30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Examining the Holocaust gallery on Level 4


Please note that these programs are subject to change or cancellation.


1Auschwitz-Birkenau Eingang, Fabian Börner, Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Germany (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)