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Veterans' Week Colouring Sheets

Type: Document

This educational resource contains links to printable colouring sheets commemorating Veteran's Week.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Commemoration - Battle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Type: Document

Many of those whose lives were claimed by the Battle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence have no known grave. Their lives, and their sacrifices, are commemorated on Commonwealth War Graves Commission memorials on both sides of the Atlantic. This website gives account of these memorials and awards.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Nursing Sisters' Memorial

Type: Document

The Nursing Sisters' Memorial is located in the Hall of Honour in the centre block on Parliament Hill. The sculptor was Mr. G.W. Hill, R.C.A., of Montréal. The completed panel was mounted in the Hall of Honour during the summer of 1926. In the Programme given at the presentation on Parliament Hill, the artist interprets the sculptured panel.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Auschwitz: Mengele's Twins

Type: Film and Video

Six decades after Auschwitz was liberated, the biggest and most brutal Nazi death camp remains a potent symbol of terror and genocide. More than a million Jews were murdered there, as well as tens of thousands of Poles, Gypsies and Soviet prisoners of war. When Allied soldiers liberated the complex in Poland in January 1945, they found skeletal prisoners, mounds of corpses, gas chambers and cooling crematoria. Survivors scattered, many to Canada, to rebuild their lives. But the Nazi atrocities they witnessed have echoed through the years along with the cry "Never again."

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

E-postcards for Peace

Type: Document

From this resource educators and students can find and send an electronic postcard commemorating Remembrance Day, Veterans Week, and peacekeeping.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

John McCrae

Type: Document

Repertoire of resources pertaining to John McCrae, a doctor, teacher, and poet who served in both the South African War and the First World War. His famous poem "In Flanders Fields" can also be found here.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Auschwitz: Hana's Suitcase

Type: Film and Video

It's a remarkable story of survival, perseverance and hope and it all began with a plain brown suitcase. As told in this excerpt of the award-winning documentary, the owner of the suitcase was Hana Brady, a Jewish girl from Czechoslovakia who died at Auschwitz in 1944. She was just 13. Her story would have been forgotten if it weren't for Fumiko Ishioka, the director of the children's Holocaust Education Centre in Tokyo.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Memorial Chamber

Type: DocumentImage

The Memorial Chamber can be found in the Peace Tower at Canada's Parliament Hill. Within the Chamber are the six Books of Remembrance honouring those who gave their lives during times of war.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Day of Remembrance

Type: Document

Every November 11th, Canadians across the country pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who served our country during wartime. We honour those who fought for Canada in the First World War (1914-1918), the Second World War (1939-1945) and the Korean War (1950-1953). Learn more about Remembrance Day and those it honours.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Six Books of Remembrance

Type: Document

Each book acts as a record for all of the Canadians who fought and lost their lives in each of the wars. These wars are the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, and the South African War. Also there are books that list those that lost their lives from Newfoundland (which was not yet a province during the two world wars) and the Merchant Navy.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada