Held on Sept. 1-3, 2015 at the University of Victoria, the “Global Connections: Critical Holocaust Education in a Time of Transition” was a huge success, bringing together emerging and established scholars with poets, creative writers, students, Holocaust survivors and community leaders from Canada and around the globe, with the opportunity to meet, learn from one another and develop fruitful collaborations in the fields of Holocaust and genocide studies, education, gender studies, Germanic and Slavic studies, history, Indigenous studies, anthropology, sociology, and child and youth care.

The schedule was filled with keynote presentations followed by a series of panel discussion that investigated the extent to which Holocaust education can or should be used as a way to tackle contemporary international issues of hated, racism, anti-Semitism, islamophobia, xenophobia, ethnic conflict, and genocide.

Here is a short video of some of the highlights of the Global Connections conference.