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Talk “Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service”/”Gedenkdienst”

Posted: February 13, 2014

Stefan Hammerl Foto Stefan Hammerl is going to give a talk about Austria’s war participation, Nazi Propaganda and the coming to terms with the past. He is currently serving as Holocaust Memorial Intern at the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in Toronto. His internship is part of the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service, which offers an independent alternative to Austria’s compulsory military service. In his interactive presentation, Hammerl will discuss current memory discourses in Austria, as well as issues of xenophobia, immigration and anti-Semitism.

When? February, 26, 2:30 – 3:30.

Where? At the CCGES (Kaneff Tower, 7th floor)

Talk by Her Excellency Marie-Anne Coninsx, European Union Delegation to Canada

Posted: February 1, 2014


Marie-Anne Coninsx is the Ambassador of the European Union to Canada.

She began her posting as the European Union’s top diplomat in Canada  in September 2013, after serving four years as Ambassador of the  European Union to Mexico. She has been an official of the European Union since 1984. Ambassador Coninsx has extensive experience dealing with multilateral issues, having served as Minister-Counsellor at the  Delegation of the European Union in New York (US) from 1996 to 2000 and as Minister-Counsellor at the Delegation of the European Union in Geneva (CH) from 2000 to 2004. Ambassador Coninsx studied law at Gent University in Belgium and did postgraduate studies specializing in international law and European law respectively at Cambridge University (UK) and at European University Centre in Nancy (France).

The event is free and open to the public.

When? Thursday February 13, 10:00-11:15

Where? Senate Chamber, York Hall C123

Glendon campus (2275 Bayview Avenue)

Film “Schlafkrankheit”

Posted: October 17, 2013

On 24/10/2013 another movie will be shown by the CCGES.

“Schlafkrankheit”/ “Sleeping Sickness” deals with a doctor working and living with his wife in Cameroon, and his dreaded return to Germany, a country which has grown alien to him.

The movie will be shown on 2.30 at the Nat Taylor Cinema (Ross Building).

For further information on the film use this link:

For the movie’s poster click here: Schlafkrankheit.

Ephemeral Film Digitally Preserved

Posted: October 8, 2013

In connection with the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre’s Holocaust Education Week Ingo Zechner discusses his work with the preservation and digitization of a collection of ephemeral films that provide a unique look into daily life in National Socialist Austria. He will also explore the collection’s use for academic and pedagogical purposes and the challenge of preserving something that was never meant to endure.

When? 5/11/2013, 12 to 2 pm.

Where? At the CCGES, Kaneff Tower 749.

To get more information about the Holocaust Education Week use this link:

Performance: Ask me more about Brecht

Posted: October 5, 2013

A Theatrical Reconstruction of Conversations between Hanns Eisler and Hans Bunge

Translated and Performed by Sabine Berendse and Paul Clements

In this multi-media show the audience is taken back to the East Berlin of 1958 when Hans Bunge began the first of his fourteen recorded interviews with the courageous and committed left-wing composer, Hanns Eisler.

The audience is invited to meet Hanns Eisler – played by Paul Clements. Eisler was an enormously intelligent and entertaining conversationalist: sharp, witty, incisive, humorous and lively, and with such a breadth of knowledge and profound understanding of historical processes that it is extraordinarily stimulating to read and hear his words today.

The event takes place on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at 2.30 pm in Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre.

To get more information click here: Ask Me More About Brecht3.

To get a glimpse of the performance click here:

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