FSWC Spreads the Message of ‘Never Again’ to Toronto Students on Yom Hashoah

April 11, 2018

Media Release

Toronto (April 11, 2018) - On Yom Hashoah, taking place April 11-12, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) is spreading the message of Never Again to Toronto students by hosting two days of workshops with Holocaust survivors.

Yom Hashoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day and largely observed by Jewish communities worldwide, is recognized as a day to commemorate the six million Jewish men, women and children who perished during the Holocaust.

“The best way we can ensure a tragedy like the Holocaust never takes place again is by educating young people about what led to the Holocaust and how we can learn from actions of the past to create a better future. As antisemitism and racism continues to be a recurring issue across Canada, Holocaust and human rights education remains a necessity,” said FSWC President and CEO Avi Benlolo. “Many students are not aware of the day Yom Hashoah and what it stands for, so we and the Holocaust survivors who are joining us are incorporating the important day into the Holocaust education being provided.” 

Through its Tour for Humanity and daily workshops delivered to students and professionals, as well as annual events such as Speakers Idol and Freedom Day, FSWC is a leader in delivering programs that inspire Canadians to raise their voices for freedom, democracy and human rights. Neverforgetme.ca continues to provide testimony videos from Holocaust survivors, ensuring future generations will always be aware of the horrific atrocities committed.

To speak with Avi Benlolo about Yom Hashoah and other topics related to the Holocaust, please contact:

Avital Borisovsky 
Communications Associate   
416.864.9735 x 29


Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) is a top Jewish human rights foundation in Canada's organized Jewish community. It directly impacts over 100,000 people each year and 500,000+ peripherally. FSWC is committed to countering racism and antisemitism and to promoting the principles of tolerance, social justice and Canadian democratic values through advocacy and educational programs including workshops, Freedom Day, Spirit of Hope Benefit, Tools for Tolerance and the widely acclaimed Tour for Humanity. FSWC is affiliated with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an international Jewish human rights organization headquartered in Los Angeles which has won two Academy Awards, has built two Museums of Tolerance (with a third being built in Jerusalem) and is an NGO at the United Nations, UNESCO, OAS, OSCE, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament. Visit us at www.fswc.ca

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