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Thunder Bay Museum (Virtual): Lecture – Dr. Valerie Hébert – ‘Nothing is to be gained by creating an internal problem in an effort to meet an International one’: Canada’s Response to the Jewish Refugee Crisis

April 27, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Dr. Valerie Hébert will discuss Canada’s response to the Jewish refugee crisis in the prewar and wartime years, setting it in context of domestic concerns and priorities, as well as other nations’ actions.

Please join the Society for this virtual event that is free to view.  The lecture will be broadcast live via ZOOM and posted to the Museum’s YouTube at a later date.  

This lecture is being presented in support of the traveling exhibit  “And in 1948, I came to Canada”: The Holocaust in Six Dates  on display at the Thunder Bay Museum from April 6th until June 26th 2022.

Short bio: 

Valerie Hébert is associate professor of history and interdisciplinary studies at Lakehead University Orillia where she teaches on modern European history, Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, and the photography of human rights violations and international conflict. She has won fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Hebrew University, and the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She has published on the Nuremberg Trials, Rwanda’s Gacaca Tribunals, the German resistance figure Kurt Gerstein, and Holocaust Photography. In 2020, she was awarded a SSHRC Insight Grant for the book project: Five Shots from Sdolbunow: Photographs of the Holocaust by Bullets, 1942. 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Passcode: 798503

Webinar ID: 860 9172 5108


April 27, 2022
7:30 pm




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