Join the Neuberger on January 17, to mark Raoul Wallenberg Day with a special program exploring the legacies and memory of rescue during the Holocaust and today.

Category

the crossing film

Join the Neuberger on January 17, to mark Raoul Wallenberg Day with a special program exploring the legacies and memory of rescue during the Holocaust and today. From January 15th to 17th, audiences will have access to The Crossing, a 2020 film that tells the story of how two young Norwegian children helped two Jewish children flee to neutral Sweden to escape the Nazis and reunite with their parents. The Crossing celebrates the courageous actions taken by ordinary children, and reminds the audience about the extraordinary steps it can take to save another. The Neuberger will be joined by Holocaust survivor George Preger, and Winnie Luk, the Managing Director of Rainbow Railroad, to discuss the legacy of Raoul Wallenberg’s extraordinary actions, and explore what efforts are being taken today to help people around the world experienced state-sanctioned violence and persecution.

George Preger is the past Chairman of the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce, where he worked regularly with individuals connected to Raoul Wallenberg. When Raoul Wallenberg was awarded the first-ever Honorary Canadian citizenship given to a foreigner in 1985, Preger accepted on behalf of Sweden.

Winnie Luk is the Managing Director of Rainbow Railroad, a non-profit that works to support LGBTQ individuals seeking safe haven from state-sponsored violence. She previously was the Director of Operations and Events for Inside Out, the annual Toronto and Ottawa LGBT Film Festival, and is a shareholder in the world’s oldest LGBTQ bookstore, Glad Day Bookshop.

 

Click here to access the program.

Be sure to register for the Holocaust Education Week Channel on the Virtual J in order to view the film and talkback. 

Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

In Partnership with:

Rainbow Railroad, Consulate of Sweden Toronto, Canada's LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce

Start Date January 17, 2021

7:30 PM

Virtual

Zoom

Website:

Free

Accessibility

If accessibility options not listed, please contact the venue to confirm

Share
Share
Share

Related Events

Archived

November 5, 2020

The Sarah & Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre is proud to present Necessary Images, a 12-installment film and talkback series.

Archived

January 27, 2021

Join Auschwitz historian Professor Robert Jan Van Pelt as we explore the unique circumstances that produced film reel that would help shape public memory for decades.

Archived

January 15, 2022

-January 17, 2022

Passage to Sweden (2021) tells a compelling story about European Jews who escaped to freedom and safety in Sweden and events that occurred in Scandinavia and Budapest during World War II.
Supported by

Get the latest from Kultura Collective

Copyright © 2022 UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. All Rights Reserved.
Dates and times subject to change without notice.
Skip to content