The Canadian Society for Yad Vashem (CSYV) Holocaust Memorial Site stands at the heart of CSYV’s mission to educate Canadians about the Holocaust by sharing the facts and universal lessons of the Shoah through its educational and commemorative activities.
With a dedicated memorial site specifically focused on the core fundamentals of Holocaust education and commemoration, the CSYV is uniquely positioned to raise awareness and advance the collective knowledge about the Holocaust while helping meet the challenges of preserving the Shoah’s legacy. The Memorial site commemorates the victims of the Shoah, pays tribute to Survivors, honors “Righeous Among the Nations” and showcases the shattering toll of the Holocaust on humanity.
The CSYV Memorial site was designed by Holocaust survivors and founders of the CSYV David Smuschkowitz and Peter Silverman. The Memorial Flame, created by Ernest Raab in England, was unveiled in 1991, with the Walls of Remembrance following in 2001. The eight marble walls of the memorial site are engraved with the names of family members of Canadians who perished in the Holocaust, and Holocaust Survivors who rebuilt their lives in Canada and have since passed on. The historical narrative of the Holocaust is engraved on the reverse side of the eight walls. The Memorial site includes the wall commemorating Canadian “Righteous Among the Nations”, non-Jewish individuals who rescued Jews during the Shoah.
Naming Opportunities & Wall Inscriptions
The Canadian Society for Yad Vashem offers various naming opportunities with dedications to be engraved on memorial walls, garden plaques and benches. Click here to learn more.
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