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Holocaust Education Week at the Museum 2018

The 15th annual Holocaust Education Week in Halifax is a week of programs curated to commemorate the tragedy of the Holocaust and to perpetuate the memory of its happening through education and testimonies. In partnership with the Atlantic Jewish Council and the Azrieli Foundation, the Museum is pleased to offer two special free events:

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Nocturne at the Museum welcomes Alan Syliboy, Lukas Pearse and more

Artists of Nocturne will interpret this year’s theme Nomadic Reciprocity through the lens of immigration at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Along with Beacon Project collaborators Alan Syliboy and Lukas Pearse, three more interactive installations from local artists and performers will augment and transform the Museum’s spaces, inside and out.

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Tima Kurdi, author of The Boy on the Beach, to speak at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

September, just three years ago, the photo of Alan Kurdi, “the boy on the beach” shook the world. Almost overnight, the image became an emblem of the global refugee crisis, changing the public and media perception of the refugee’s plight. The boy was Tima Kurdi’s nephew. The tragedy and photo propelled her into the life of an activist, author and international spokesperson for refugees. Her first novel, The Boy on the Beach, is an intimate and poignant memoir about her family’s journey across countries and continents, and a global call to action.

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