Ehrenreich helps artifacts ‘speak’ for Holocaust victims; Ottawa community asked to submit artifacts for ‘Pop-Up’ museum

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This article was originally published in the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin.

“How can an exhibition return the humanity to all the people murdered in the chaos of war when the numbers are literally incomprehensible?” asks Robert M. Ehrenreich and co-author Jane Klinger in an article titled “War in Context: Let the Artifacts Speak.” This is an issue that the Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES) and similar organizations confront when trying to convey the impact of genocide on lives past, present and future.

Ehrenreich, director of the National Academic Programs of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will explore these questions during Holocaust Education Month in Ottawa at an event organized by Temple Israel, the Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies and CHES. He will speak on the topic of “Let the Artifacts Speak: Returning Humanity to Holocaust Victims” at Temple Israel on Monday, November 5, 7:30 pm.

Read more at the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin.

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