Jody Spiegel

Jody Spiegel is Director of the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program at the Azrieli Foundation. After Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and a brief career in litigation, Jody joined the Azrieli Foundation at its inception in 2005. Jody has managed the publication and dissemination of 110 Holocaust survivor stories and oversees a team that organizes academic conferences to support scholarly discussion of Holocaust testimony and works with teachers across Canada to help them integrate survivor testimony into their curriculum.

Across Canada and internationally, Jody is a frequent guest speaker and panelist on the role of storytelling, memory and on the future of Holocaust education. Most recently she was a featured panelist in Texas at SXSW2018 SouthBySouthWest conference on Experiential Storytelling and at Yad Vashem’s International Conference for Holocaust Education. She sits on the Education Working Group as part of the Canadian delegation of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. 

Jody co-authored the introduction essay to the “1944”: https://cjs.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/cjs/article/view/40096