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Media Release
May 10, 2017
Halifax, NS

In Conversation with Jeanne Beker

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is honoured to welcome Canadian fashion journalist and icon Jeanne Beker for an evening of conversation on Mother’s Day. The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Beker will reflect on the heart-wrenching events of the Holocaust as she reads from her parents’ memoir, Joy Runs Deeper. She will discuss how her parents’ story of survival and the legacy of their experiences have shaped who she is today.

Following the reading, there will be a Q&A session with Jeanne Beker and book signing.

The event is free and being presented in English.

Sunday, May 14, 2017
7:00- 9:00 PM
Kenneth C. Rowe Hall

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7

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“It is our privilege to host fashion journalist and author Jeanne Beker for an evening of conversation at Pier 21. It is here, that her parents and sister first arrived to start a new life in Canada. Their story of survival, perseverance and hope is inspiring and must be heard.”
- Marie Chapman, CEO, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

“We are enormously proud to be at this auspicious location, Pier 21, sharing the story of the Bekers, and helping to continue their legacy. Our mission is to connect people across Canada to first-hand accounts of Holocaust survivors who immigrated to Canada after the war. We believe that their stories will cultivate empathy and compassion and inspire action against hatred.”
- Jody Spiegel, Director, The Azrieli Foundation’s Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program

This event is being presented in partnership with the Atlantic Jewish Council and the Azrieli Foundation.

https://theajc.ns.ca/

http://www.azrielifoundation.org/

About the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 collects, shares and pays tribute to the Canadian immigration story. The Museum is situated in Halifax, Nova Scotia at Pier 21, the National Historic Site that served as the gateway to Canada for one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971. Today, the Museum shares the stories and experiences of all immigrants to Canada, past to present day. The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 enhances public understanding of the experiences of immigrants to Canada, highlights the vital role immigration has played in the building of our country and the contributions of immigrants to Canada’s culture, economy and way of life. It is Canada’s sixth national museum and the only one located in Atlantic Canada.

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Media Contact
Jennifer Sutherland
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Telephone: (902) 425-7770 ext. 289
jsutherland@pier21.ca

Please contact to arrange an interview with Ms. Beker