Take our 15-minute audio tour of Winnipeg’s redesigned Holocaust Education Centre

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Belle Jarniewski with the new interactive display table showcasing survivors, at the Freeman Family Holocaust Education Centre, Winnipeg. (Credit: John Longhurst)

Winnipeg’s Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre is Canada’s smallest, at 1,000 square feet. You could park about five cars in it, side by side.

And since the pandemic, the centre—located inside the Asper Jewish Campus—has undergone a major redesign. It now focuses on teaching the Holocaust in a more modern way: using artifacts and digital technology to tell the stories of the 1,050 survivors who would make Winnipeg their new home.

The centre reopened to the public on Jan. 25, just ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. But The CJN Daily got an early sneak peek (via Zoom) with a private tour by the executive director, Belle Jarniewski. Listen to the podcast as she explain why the vision for the museum needed to change.

What we talked about:

  • Read more about the museum’s redesign on The CJN.ca
  • Visit the Freeman Family Foundation Winnipeg Holocaust Education Centre website
  • Free download (until Feb. 6) of the five new audio book memoirs read by Canadian Holocaust survivors themselves


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