INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY IN ONTARIO SCHOOLS
Several teachers from the Windsor-Essex Catholic School Board, a member of FSWC's January 27th initiative, shared some of the incredible learning about the Holocaust taking place in their classrooms.
Martha, a Grade 11 student in the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board, shared her reflections in an essay following her visit to a Holocaust Museum. After taking in the images, reading the exhibit text and viewing the artifacts, she observed,
"The tragedy of the Jews was not the plight of six million people, it was the plight of one person multiplied six million times. And we forget this. Textbooks and lectures make you forget this, make sure that you are only concerned with the whens and the wheres and all the testables - not the reality, that these were actual people who suffered and perished by German hand."
The original pieces of artwork featured in the photos below were created by the students of Catholic Central in honour of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Teacher Darren Gravelese shared these works of art with FSWC - he was so proud of his students for embracing the task and putting forth tremendous effort to express their thoughts about the Holocaust through their chosen art medium.