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Westmount High School to host traveling Holocaust exhibition

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Montreal - Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Beginning next week, the lobby of Westmount High School (4350 Ste. Catherine West) will be much more than a thoroughfare as it will play host to a traveling Holocaust exhibition.

The exhibit, which focuses on Holocaust survivors and their stories, will be at the school until the end of March. Over the next two weeks, all students and staff will have the opportunity to visit the exhibit at their leisure as well as teachers will also schedule class visits throughout the day.

For students, the exhibit builds upon prior lessons on the Holocaust. As Holocaust education is a mandatory component of the EMSB curriculum, Spiritual and Community Animators provide age-appropriate Holocaust education throughout the year. Students regularly receive in-person or virtual visits from Holocaust survivors, attend field trips to the Montreal Holocaust Museum as well various other lessons via books, movies and digital platforms.

About the English Montreal School Board

With a youth and adult sector population of more than 35,000 students, the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) is the largest English public school board in Quebec. Established on July 1, 1998, when the province created new boards along linguistic lines, the EMSB network consists of 77 schools and centres. For more details, visit the EMSB website at www.emsb.qc.ca.

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