Naomi Kramer is the President of the Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention Foundation a non-profit organization mandated to educate the public about the destructive powers of prejudice and discrimination. She has co-coordinated a weeklong Symposium at Vanier College on the Holocaust and genocide. She has organized several international symposia including: Building History: Legal Memory and Contemporary Judgments; Department of Foreign and International Affairs, Ottawa; Holocaust in Education, TAG (Teaching Around the Globe), Vienna, and Building History: The Shoah in Art, Memory, and Myth, Munich.
During her tenure as Education Director of the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre she coauthored The Fallacy of Race and the Shoah, with Ronald Headland, University of Ottawa Press, 1998 a recipient of the Canadian Yad Vashem Award for the best book published on the Holocaust in 2000 She was an editor of Building History: The Shoah in Art, Memory, and Myth, Vol. 3 McGill European Studies, 2001. Civil Courage: A Response to Contemporary Conflict and Prejudice, was published by Peter Lang in 2007. She has contributed articles to So Others Will Remember and the Canadian Children’s Literature Journal.
Ms. Kramer has been a participant on several advisory committees including Canada’s Minister’s Forum on Diversity and Culture International Advisory Task Force whose goal was to make and review recommendations for Canadian cultural policies. She was a member of the Goethe Institute’s international advisory task force Learning from History: Holocaust Education in Germany. Exhibits, which she curated, include Children in the Holocaust: A Legacy; Dreyfus: A Current Affair; Visualizing Memory; German Jewish Children’s Literature, as well as conceiving and curating the first Canadian Jewish Virtual Museum and Archives funded by Canadian Heritage.
Kramer has lectured extensively in Austria, Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Quebec, Ukraine, and the United States and has produced numerous pedagogical multimedia materials and educational videos on racism, human rights, and the universal issues surrounding the Shoah.
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