Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Reed Winnipeg, Manitoba

Fair address: Red River Heritage Fair

Project: Hana's Suitcase - The Canadian Connection

Hana's Suitcase is an award winning book written by a Canadian author, Karen Levine. This book is about a young sister and brother, Hana and George Brady who lived in Czechoslovakia during the Holocaust.This project is about discrimination and promoting tolerance and peace for everyone.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing I learned was how Hana and George's lives were so impacted by discrimination and hate. I was heartbroken when I learned about Hana and George being excluded from their school and friends. I did not realize that this could happen to so many people over such a long time.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

A lesson that I have learned from this project is how easily discrimination can spread and how to stand up for those that are not being treated well. I also learned that persistence is important in order to find out something you would like to know. Fumiko Ishioka taught me this when she was looking for information about Hana's suitcase.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

I realize how lucky I am to have a home, food, friends, schooling, and a loving mother and a father. Hana and George were not able to have this during a part of their lives. I hope people remember how difficult it was to live when the Nazi's were so cruel to people.

  • Shelley Tyler

    Great job Reed! Very informative.
    21/06/2015 11:52:57 AM

  • mark

    good job Reed. i post this on my InterCivics Facebook page so others can vote. yay keep it up. (:
    20/06/2015 5:14:21 PM

  • Hilary Druxman

    Fantastic job Reed!
    17/06/2015 11:35:10 AM

  • Tisha 2015 YoungCitizens

    Good research!
    15/06/2015 5:56:39 PM

  • James Dykstra

    I love your choice of location for shooting the video.
    15/06/2015 10:28:04 AM

  • Cindy Louer

    What a great video and a wonderful story by a young so much more mature than his years. Good luck Reed. I hope you win.
    14/06/2015 11:19:55 PM

  • Andrew Dodds

    Good luck Reed I hope you win ;)
    14/06/2015 4:25:16 PM

  • Erin

    Go Reed!!!
    13/06/2015 7:56:51 AM

  • Gregory Larks

    Awesome and very professional video.
    12/06/2015 4:18:27 PM

  • Jamelena Mari A.

    Great video! Loved the scenery and music! You did a great job with this topic! Good Luck!
    11/06/2015 11:34:26 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.