MEDIA ADVISORY: HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS COME TOGETHER TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST ATROCITIES IN ALEPPO

December 20, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY

TORONTO (December 20, 2016) – On Wednesday, December 21, five Holocaust survivors will unite outside the offices of the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) to speak out against the horrific crimes being perpetrated on the people of Aleppo.

Speaking from personal histories, the survivors hope to show solidarity with the victims in Syria while demonstrating the need to speak out and raise awareness of these atrocities at every opportunity. They will be joined by FSWC President and CEO, Avi Benlolo, who will address importance of international intervention and humanitarian aid. 

WHAT:     Holocaust Survivors To Speak Out on Aleppo

WHEN:     Wednesday, December 21, 2016

                 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:   Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies

                 5075 Yonge Street (across from Mel Lastman Square), North York

                 Event to take place in front of the building

WHO:        Avi Benlolo, President & CEO, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies

                Howard Chandler, Holocaust Survivor

                 Max Eisen, Holocaust Survivor

                 Gerda Frieberg, Holocaust Survivor

                 Faigie Libman, Holocaust Survivor

                Vera Schiff, Holocaust Survivor

 

Media are invited to attend and will have the opportunity to interview Avi and the survivors following the announcement.

 

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For further information:

Patrick Erlich

416-318-3821

patrick.erlich@mediaprofile.com   

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