This 30-minute video testimonial featuring Ottawa resident Mr. David Moskovic is one of a series of testimonials recorded by CHES in 2016. The film will be followed by a short talk on “The Enduring Importance of Eyewitness Accounts” by Professor Jennifer Evans of the Department of History at Carleton University. A Q&A session with Mr. Moskovic and Professor Evans will follow the screening.
In the late 1930s, the fates of Moskovic and his family were sealed when the Nazis came to power and the world turned a blind eye to the gathering storm. The family was ultimately sent to Auschwitz, where most of them perished. With unflinching clarity, Mr. Moskovic describes life before, during and after the Holocaust — a story reflecting the fate of millions who might have been saved if countries like ours had taken steps to welcome them.
Sponsor: CHES and the Canadian War Museum