Sir William Mulock S.S. Recognizes Holocaust Education Month


Aurora, ON - Staff and students at Sir William Mulock S.S. recognized Holocaust Education Month through the Hate Ends Now Tour - The Cattle Car Exhibit. 

Students, staff and community members had the opportunity to hear survivor stories from Hedy Bohm and Nathan Leipciger inside an exact replica of the cattle cars used to transport Jewish people during the Holocaust. The 360 degree immersive 3D multimedia exhibit shared survivor stories, photographs and videos. 

As part of the exhibit, students and staff were able to browse Holocaust artifacts on lend from private collector, Darrell English and take part in group discussions on the importance of Holocaust education. 

Hosting the Hate Ends Now Tour was especially important for Principal Debbie Ziegler. 

“As a daughter of two Holocaust survivors, being able to stand in the exhibit and point to a photograph of my mother being set free at 10 years old was a moving moment,” said Debbie Ziegler, Principal of Sir William Mulock Secondary School. “Immersive learning experiences like these are incredibly beneficial to student and staff learning as they help to humanize the Holocaust and create a more engaging experience that resonates with them on a different level. I believe all those who visit would benefit from this unforgettable and emotional experience.”

York Region District School Board is committed to Holocaust education and to educating students and staff to counter antisemitism. 

York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario with over 126,000 students in180 elementary schools and 33 secondary schools. York Region students consistently perform above average in provincial testing and the Board is one of the top achievers in Ontario. For more information about the York Region District School Board, please visit the Board website and follow YRDSB on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.


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