Dr. Philip Weiss Award

April 23, 2018 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0L5

The Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace & Justice at St. Paul’s College presents:

2018 Dr. Philip Weiss Award – Storytelling for Peace and Human Rights

Dinner and Presentation

Monday, April 23 | 5:45 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Dinner | Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Join us in honouring Mr. Pinchas Gutter for his courage and dedication in sharing his personal story of the Holocaust. Mr. Gutter will speak and be presented with the Dr. Philip Weiss Award for Storytelling for Peace and Human Rights. Mr. Gutter will become the 6th recipient of the Dr. Weiss Award.


Pinchas Gutter has been a dedicated volunteer Holocaust educator. He has been the subject of four films, and his story, Memories in Focus, was recently published by the Azrieli Foundation. Pinchas divides his time between speaking out against the Holocaust, volunteering as a chaplain and is an honourary full time Cantor in the Kiever Shul. Mr. Gutter was born in 1932 in Łód´z, Poland. A survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto, Majdanek, and Buchenwald. Mr. Gutter is one of the first people to be featured in New Dimensions in Testimony, for which his extensive oral history was recorded, where students will be able to interact in a natural way with his hologram and hold “virtual conversations” with him.

Watch the trailer of a recent award-winning film project featuring Mr. Gutter


The event and award are inspired by Dr. Philip Weiss (1922–2008). Dr. Weiss was an untiring human rights educator and author of Humanity in Doubt (2006). Over two decades, he shared his compelling personal story as a survivor of the Holocaust to tens of thousands of young people. He organized free screenings of the film Schindler’s List for thousands of students, and earned a special citation from the film’s director, Stephen Spielberg.