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“Ambassadors Of Change” program in Ottawa attracts record number of students

On May 8, 2017 more than 190 high school students of varied faiths and cultures, from schools across Canada met with Holocaust Survivors to participate in “Ambassadors of Change” program.

Survivors shared their first-hand experience of the Shoah and students participated in a discussion regarding the relevance of the Holocaust’s lessons in today’s world and ways they can promote tolerance and inclusion within their own communities

Leslie Vertes, Holocaust survivor and participant: “I tell them that I AM YESTERDAY, THEY ARE TOMORROW! My message is for them is very simple: FREEDOM IS NOT FREE, SILENT IS NOT AN OPTION! My goal is to inspire them so that they can learn from our past and build a new, better, more peaceful society. I want to show them that they need to speak up to eliminate discrimination, fight anti-Semitism and all other forms of racism.”

To learn more about our Ambassadors of Change program, please click here. (Source The Canadian Society for Yad Vashem)



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