The Azrieli Series Short Films are intimate profiles of the authors of the Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs. In the short films, the authors reflect on their histories from childhood through to their experiences during the war to their present lives in Canada. More than half a century later, the diversity of stories allow readers to put a face on what was lost, and to grasp the enormity of what happened to six million Jews - one story at a time.
The Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program was established by the Azrieli Foundation in 2005 to collect, preserve and share the memoirs and diaries written by survivors of the twentieth-century Nazi genocide of the Jews of Europe who later made their way to Canada. The program is guided by the conviction that such stories play an important role in education about tolerance and diversity.
The memoirs – published in English and French under the imprint of The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs – are distributed free-of-charge to libraries and educational institutions and are for sale at bookstores. The program’s professional editorial and research staff fact-check the accounts and offer readers supplementary material, user-friendly glossaries, introductions written by experts, and maps.
The Azrieli Foundation is a Canadian philanthropic organization that supports a wide range of initiatives and programs in the fields of education, architecture and design, community, Holocaust commemoration and education, scientific and medical research, and the arts.