The Exploring the Evidence – The Holocaust, Cambodian Genocide, and Canadian Intervention education program on Canada’s intervention during the Holocaust (1933-1945) and the Cambodian genocide (1975-1979) reflects on genocide, human rights, and the issues relating to intervention.

What was Canada’s reaction to the Holocaust (1933-1945) and the Cambodian Genocide (1975-1979)? What courses of action were possible at the time? What incites governments, organizations, and private citizens to take action and save lives? Explore the notions of rights and fundamental freedoms, genocide, and issues relating to the intervention and the protection of human rights with your students through the learning activity.

They develop their understanding of genocide, intervention and human rights. They interpret the facts by analyzing primary and secondary sources from the Holocaust and the Cambodian genocide. They also learn about Canada’s role in intervention and its immigration policies.

Curriculum Links

  • Analyzing primary and secondary written and visual sources
  • Practising historical and political interpretation
  • Reflecting in a critical and complex way on international social

Download the Exploring the Evidence – The Holocaust, Cambodian Genocide, and Canadian Intervention pedagogical activity

The pedagogical activity Exploring the Evidence – The Holocaust, Cambodian Genocide, and Canadian Intervention is available online free of charge. Click on the download links at the bottom of this page to get the activity corresponding to the school curriculum of your province.

Quebec’s teachers

You can get in Quebec a print version of this activity free of charge* using the pre-reservation form. You will receive:

  • The teaching guide
  • Student materials
  • Appendices: Documents and glossaries pertaining to the Holocaust and the Cambodian Genocide, the stages of genocide, etc.
  • A Brief History of the Holocaust Reference Tool
  • A DVD containing photos and excerpts of survivor testimonies

* Attention! Fees: The activity itself is free; however, shipping/courier costs of the activity are at your own expense.

The Khmer Rouge army
invades Phnom Penh. © DCCAM
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The Khmer Rouge army invades Phnom Penh. © DCCAM

Letter by T. Liebowitz to W. Biberkraut, smuggled out of the
Warsaw Ghetto, (Poland), 1942
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Letter by T. Liebowitz to W. Biberkraut, smuggled out of the Warsaw Ghetto, (Poland), 1942

Eastern European Jew.
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Eastern European Jew.

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