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In the News: Barbara Yelin on HistoTALK (Germany)

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One of our project artists, Barbara Yelin, was a featured guest on the German podcast, HistoTALK. Yelin reflects on her conversations with Holocaust survivor Emmie Arbel, talks about her approach to drawing from oral history, and shares her project storyboards. Watch the podcast https://histocon.de/histotalk/  (she talks about the project starting at min 47.28).  Barbara says, […]

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In the News: Project Featured in The Jewish Independent (Canada)

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Narrative Art and Visual Storytelling in Holocaust and Human Rights Education is featured in Canada’s Jewish Independent. “A University of Victoria professor is orchestrating an international project that links Holocaust survivors with professional illustrators to create a series of graphic novels, thereby bringing the stories of the Shoah to new generations.”

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Presentation: Tradition and Innovation in Franco-Belgian Bande Dessinée

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Our partner Dr. Alex Korb will be presenting the paper, “Narrative Art & Visual Storytelling in Holocaust and Human Rights Education. A presentation of an interdisciplinary research project and of the work of Holocaust graphic novelists Miriam Libicki and Barbara Yelin”  at the “Tradition and Innovation in Franco-Belgian Bande Dessinée” conference at the University of Leicester […]

History Committee Meets for Leicester Workshop, March 1-4, 2020

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Dr. Alex Korb hosted the History Committee, artists, and survivors at the University of Leicester, Stanley Burton Centre of Holocaust and Genocide Studies from March 1-4, 2020. Read the full program below: Program (PDF) Narrative Art and Visual Storytelling in Holocaust and Human Rights Education Leicester Workshop, March 1-4, 2020 University of Leicester, Stanley Burton […]

In the News: The Martlet

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UVic’s student newspaper, The Martlet, interviewed members of our team for a community article. Read the full story. … the Canadian portion of the project brings together Romanian survivor David (Dago) Schaffer and American graphic artist Miriam Libicki, whose paternal grandparents survived the Holocaust. In an email to the Martlet, Schaffer expressed his desire that […]

In the News: Project Featured in Huffington Post Article

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Dr. Charlotte Schallié, David Schaffer, and Miriam Libicki were featured in an article by Samantha Beattie on HuffPo. “At the University of Victoria, a professor is also taking a novel approach to educating people about the Holocaust. Charlotte Schallie, chair of Germanic and Slavic studies, has connected survivors in Canada, the Netherlands and Israel with […]

In the News: Project Featured in La Presse (Quebec)

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Dr. Schallié and team speak with Judith LaChapelle for the French newspaper, La Presse, as part of remembrance ceremonies on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Comment perpétuer la mémoire de l’Holocauste ? Cette question habite Charlotte Schallié, aujourd’hui professeure à l’Université de Victoria, dont la grand-mère a péri à Auschwitz. « Nous sommes à […]

In the News: Project Featured in Saanich News

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Photo: Holocaust survivor and Vancouver resident David Schaffer meets American-Israeli graphic artist Miriam Libicki for the first time at Emily Carr University in Vancouver on Jan. 2. Schaffer is one of four Holocaust survivors participating in a University of Victoria-led project to illuminate survivors’ stories with graphic novels. (Courtesy of Mike Morash). University of Victoria […]