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Canada Alpha "Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific 1931-1945" developed by BC Ministry of Education in partnership with BC ALPHA. Smith (right) is the Ministry coordinator of this landmark resource guide.
Canada Alpha Volunteers of the International Human Rights Day Student Symposium hosted by Van Tech Secondary with Lit (1st right), Co-chair of Canada ALPHA, and Martelli (2nd right), Social Studies Head of Van Tech.
Canada Alpha Upclose with Nooten and Cowling, Canadian survivors of WWII in Asia.
Canada Alpha Survivors of Japanese military sexual slavery testifying at Parliament Hill - from right: David (Netherlands), Liu (China), Jang (Korea) and Pleog (Philippines).
Canada Alpha Teachers find the Peace and Reconciliation Study Tour a life-changing experience.
Canada Alpha Touched by the perseverance of Zhang (centre), a Nanking Massacre survivor in pursuit of justice and reconciliation.
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"This is the opportunity for students to see beyond that (European stage)."

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"You have to start with the truth and with the youth."

Classroom Presentations

As part of it's new School Outreach Program, BC ALPHA is now offering classroom presentations to support high school teachers in incorporating this part of history into their curricula. For more information on the classroom presentations, click here.

Towards Peace & Reconciliation - Interview with Joy Kogawa

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Canadian poet and novelist Joy Kogawa shared her soul-searching journey to Nagasaki through Nanking.

BC Teacher's Guide: Human Rights in the Asia Pacific 1931-1945

BC Teacher's Guide

Human Rights in the Asia Pacific 1931-1945: Social Responsibility and Global Citizenship

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Resources

- Witness to History - Canadian
Survivors of WWII in Asia
BC Teacher's Guide: Human Rights in the Asia Pacific 1931-1945

The documentary features the story of four Asian Holocaust survivors, namely Miriam, Tang Yongjiang, Tony Cowling and Marius van Dijk van Nooten. Three of them were in their childhood at wartime and were put to Japanese concentration camps. more

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- Iris Chang -
The Rape of Nanking
Iris Chang - THe Rape of Nanking

A moving and powerful film about Iris Chang, who almost single-handedly brought Asia's forgotten holocaust to the attention of the Western world. Her book, The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II, made the best seller list of New York Times for over 5 months when it was published in 1997. more

Resources

- Forgotten Holocaust
Forgotten Holocaust

A documentary containing stories about the Nanking Massacre, the "comfort stations" and forced labour during the Asia-Pacific War. The documentary includes testimonies from 6 survivors as recorded by Raymond Lemoine who is a Canadian educator. more

Resources

- The Nanking Massacre and Other Japanese Atrocities Committed During the Asia-Pacific War 1931-1945
The Nanking Massacre and Other Japanese Atrocities Committed During the Asia-Pacific War 1931-1945

A Curriculum Guide for Secondary Teachers. Developed by New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education and New Jersey ALPHA, 2010 (2nd edition). more

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- Chinese and Western Rescuers of the Nanking International Safety Zone, 1937-1938
Chinese and Western Rescuers of the Nanking International Safety Zone, 1937-1938

A Teacher's Guide for Secondary Teachers. Developed by The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center and Graphics Production, 2011. more

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BC ALPHA was established in 1997. Through the dedication of volunteers and supporters, BC ALPHA has been promoting the awareness of crimes against humanity committed during WWII in Asia through various educational initiatives... read more

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