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Our school presentation program lies at the heart of The Foundation for Genocide  Education. Founder Heidi Berger created the foundation in response to a presentation she gives to high school students on the Holocaust, and the precursors to genocide, hate and intolerance. Her presentation is based on her late mother Ann Kazimirski’s video testimonial and book, ‘Witness to Horror’.

Since 2010, Heidi has shown this presentation to high schools, universities, adult organizations and symposiums throughout Canada and the United States. We have since expanded our team of presenters to include more children and grandchildren of survivors from the Holocaust, along with survivors of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, descendants of the Armenian genocide, and in September 2023, descendants of the genocide of our First Nations.

Our presentations feature a 50-minute blend of video clips of a survivor’s testimonial with live explanations from the presenter that tie everything together into a cohesive and compelling story. A connection is made between past and present-day events, and advocates for education to prevent future genocides. Suitable for various classes, including history, ethics and language.

We know that history is best told through storytelling, with first-hand accounts being an invaluable resource for educators. These gripping and powerful testimonial presentations allow students to dive into the past, further understand genocides and develop their compassion for others.

DOWNLOAD 'Witness to Horror'


IMPACT OF OUR Presentations

- AlexaGrade 10 Student

I believe people should be reminded what many innocent kids, adults and elders went through.

- AnthonyGrade 11 student

Genocide education is essential. It opens up your mind in order to have more valid opinions.

- Susan FrappierHIgh School Teacher

The students were incredibly moved. I was absolutely undone and inspired.

Book a presentation

If you are interested in having one of our Presenters bring their presentation to your school or organization, please complete this form. One of our staff members will contact you to confirm your request. Please note that we require a minimum of 25 students for each presentation. A donation to The Foundation for Genocide Education is requested to enable us to create our presentations, and to continue to expand our program.

Thank you for your interest.

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