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1 Entry Area into Holocaust Memorial Below, showing Jewish Life in Europe before the Holocaust, and through the portal: inside the audience area: a face on the wall-sized screen, constant projection of alternating images of Jewish Life in Europe before and during the War: "Images of the Holocaust"

Jewish Life in Europe before the War.  We move past illuminated photographs from many collections with comments, on the right arranged together in a double-tier of attention: larger photographs for the quicker walk-thru at average vision height, central, and the more numerous smaller photos and commentaries at varying heights above and below, for those who wish to spend time examining, thinking....
....walking down the ramped floor past stone columns you enter the Auditorium area where in front of you, the room is dominated by a wall-sized screen upon which the two main presentations are projected:


2 Images of the Holocaust
On the huge floor-to-ceiling screen, continuously alternating images contrasting European Jewish life in Europe before the Holocaust and Jewish life during the Holocaust.  There is no narration... the alternations of the two sets of images say it all.  A continuous historical sandwich.   The idea here is that instead of walking through many large (and costly) exhibition spaces looking at exhibit imagery, it is all brought to you in one place; you sit and watch as you will.  The photographs themselves tell the story without narration.  Seen above, the face on a screen seen through end of Entry Area.

“IMAGES OF THE HOLOCAUST”  CREATIVE TEAM CREDITS Choral Sound Track composed by Srul Irving Glick, Chorus conducted by Boris Brott.  Produced and Directed by Morley Markson.

3 From Out of the Depths   A moving multi-image documentary of the Holocaust

Older Anti-Semitica: Jews as Usurers and Devils

Sreicher and Der Sturmer, anti-Jewish Propaganda

Hitler at Peak of his power and mass influence

Jewish Social Leaders slowly turning into Jewish Devils: the last three on the right being Marx, Disraeli, Rathenau

Glorification of Self and Man in the  Nazi image with the Jew as Enemy and Victim

Nazi Patriotism, Youth and Propaganda: the New Man in the making

Anti-Semitica.  Center: Hitler in pose as Man of Vision, Landsberg Prison, where he wrote Mein Kampf

Hitler in heroic pose as Saviour of the German People at the beginning of his rise to power

History / Background / Build-up


Children in the Holocaust

Concentration Camps

Jews as Slave Labour

Spiritual Resistance

The War


Defeat of the Nazi Regime

Homecomings after the War

Ongoing German Documentation of their creation

of the Holocaust as it was being perpetrated, later

to be used as evidence in War Trials.

Documents of Mass Murder

The Aftermath


War Crimes Trials

3a Integrated Theatre and Lecture Area

On right: Wall-size screen for projection of Main Presentations, seating for Lectures, Meetings.

4 Relics of the Holocaust

On walking about inside the main area, you see important objects from collections: concentration camp uniforms, implements, surviving Torah Scrolls, and through to the Research and Resource Area where the History of the Holocaust is told in 3 sets of large wall-books where small groups of people can assemble and be shown illustrated mini-lectures, using the wall-books as reference.

Looking Past Census Map of European Jews lost in the Holocaust, past Relic Cabinets, into Research and Resource Area, beginning right:

Research and Resource Area wall-books, where an individual can look up information on what he has seen, and where small groups can gather for learning and discussion.

6 Exit Hall: Jewish Life after World War II, Allied Victory, Writings, Quotations.

Exit Hall: Jewish Life after the War, seen here looking back into Research and Resource Area.  Survivors, Rebuilding Jewish life in the Diaspora, creation of the State of  Israel, TheRighteous among the Nations, Canadian participation in the Liberation of Europe, and Statements regarding the Eternal People and the Holocaust.

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5 Research & Resource

Main Presentation. Automatically operated, thirteen-projector detailed document: 1/2 hour History of the Holocaust wth multiple simultaneous imagery.  Seen by hundreds of thousands, it was designed to be a major part of the educational program to keep alive a sense of connection with the recent past, erupting with the Holocaust and its lessons for all of us.  Newly revised, electronically unfied, updated and reformatted for programmed operation in high definition digital projection.

Toronto Holocaust Memorial and Educational Centre: Committees

Originating Committee: Nate Leipciger, Chair.

Bill Glied, Jack Israeli, David Smuschkowitz, Henry Zagdanski.

Founding Committee: Gerda Frieberg, Chair.

Sam Bojman, William Glied, Jerry Granek,  Jack Israeli, Nate Leipciger, Frances Mandell, David Smuschkowitz, Henry Zagdanski.

Program Committee: Nate Leipciger, Chair. Allan Bardikoff, Paula Draper, Gerda Frieberg, William Glied, Rookie Green Goldstein, Harold Lass.

Main A/V Feature (From Out of the Depths) Digitizing and Revision Committee:  Nate Leipciger, Chair.    Frank Bialystok, Paula Draper (Script Revision), Gerda Frieberg,  Bill Glied, Michael Herman and Elly Gotz, Committee Co-ordinator of Technical Revision.

Toronto Holocaust Memorial and Educational Centre: Creative Team Credits

Building Design: Jerome Markson, architec

Exhibition Concept and Theme, Exhibit Design, AudioVisual Production:  Morley Markson

Thematic Writer and Researcher: Dr. Paula Draper.

Thematic and Photographic Archival Research: M. Markson

Composition, Orchestral and Choral Scores: Srul Irving Glick.

Technical Photography: Stephen Epstein

Graphics Layout for Research and Resource wallbooks: Eli Barr Associates.

From Out of the Depths: Creative Team Credits

Produced and Directed by Morley Markson.  Composer, Conductor: Srul Irving Glick.

Research: Dr. Paula Draper, Morley Markson.  Script: Dr. Paula Draper.

Narration: Lorne Greene, Martha Henry.

Original 13-projector version technical programming: Holman Studios.  New, HD Digital version

technical programming: Immersion Studios, Stacey Spiegel, Rodney Hoinkes. Sound: Claude Deschamps Studios, Scott Campbell, John Carey.

Technical Photography, Stephen Epstein.


Jerome Markson, architect