Memorandum : Paper : Printed, Typed : Ink : B&W ; Ht: 35 cm x W: 21,5 cm
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1 page, single-sided. Folded once horizontally. Document printed on letterhead of Association of Survivors of Nazi Oppression. Letter written from Aba Beer to the Principal of Eckville High School, stating that the organization does not feel that the truth about the facts of the Holocaust has not emerged in the aftermath of the pedagogical practices of teacher James Keegstra. An offer is made for survivors to travel to Eckville and meet with students and faculty members,. Narrative: James Keegstra was a high school teacher and the mayor of Eckville, Alberta when he was accused of teaching students that the Holocaust had never happened, along with other anti-Semitic propaganda. He was charged and convicted of hate speech in 1984, a conviction which was overturned upon appeal, but reinstated by the Supreme Court of Canada. The Association of Survivors of Nazi Oppression, formerly the Association of Former Concentration Camp Inmates, Survivors of Nazi Oppression, was founded circa 1960 in Montreal. Many of its members were founding members of the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre.