Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies Launches New Website ‘NeverForgetMe.ca’ at Freedom Day @Yonge-Dundas Square Today at Noon!
September 28, 2016 - Toronto Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) is proud
to launch our new website, www.neverforgetme.ca,
at today’s Freedom Day celebration at Yonge-Dundas Square at noon. More than
3,000 students from schools across the Greater Toronto Area join FSWC every
year for an inspiring educational event dedicated to preserving the legacy of
Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal and his passionate pursuit of justice and
“Our new website, www.neverforgetme.ca, provides compelling eyewitness testimony from Canadian Holocaust survivors that can be accessed by millions of people across Canada and around the world,” explained FSWC President & CEO Avi Benlolo. “We are so fortunate that five of the six survivors profiled on this new website, including Gerda Freiberg, Faigie Libman, Andy Reti, Vera Schiff and Gershon Willinger, will join the thousands of students attending Freedom Day today. Their stories, ranging from growing up as hidden children to surviving the atrocities of the concentration camps, are powerful responses to Holocaust denial and revisionism. As the generation of survivors slowly dwindles, it is incumbent on the rest of us to share their stories and become their advocates,” he added.
Freedom Day is supported by an Inter-Action grant from the Government of Canada.
Date: September 28, 2016 Time: 12.00 Noon Venue: Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto