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50 - 950 West 41st Ave,
Vancouver BC, V5Z 2N7 Canada

P: 604.264.0499
F: 604.264.0497
E: info@vhec.org


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2017 MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

Your membership in the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre matters. Because of you, thousands of students will learn about the Holocaust, social justice and human rights this year.

YOUR SUPPORT ...

PROVIDES opportunities for teachers, students and the broader public to engage with the history of the Holocaust and its relevance for the present day.

INSPIRES young people to become advocates for social justice and human rights for all.

ENSURES that Holocaust survivors are honoured and cared for and that their experiences of survival and loss are remembered.

Please renew your membership or join
the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre today.


Call the VHEC at 604.264.0499 or donate safely online

If you have already contributed, we thank you for your participation and generosity.



 

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EXHIBIT

Canada Responds to the Holocaust, 1944-45

OCTOBER 16, 2016 to MARCH 31, 2017

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
50 - 950 West 41st Avenue

HOURS:
Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM

Canada Responds to the Holocaust, 1944-45 explores interactions between Canadians in Europe and survivors of the Holocaust at the close of the Second World War and in the immediate postwar era. It follows members of the Canadian military — soldiers, chaplains, official photographers and war artists — who fought in the Allied campaigns in Europe, as well as journalists and aid workers, as they encountered and struggled to respond to evidence of Nazi atrocities.

This original exhibition, produced by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, has been researched and written by Richard Menkis and Ronnie Tessler, with the Bergen-Belsen panels by Mark Celinscak.


Produced by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
and funded by the Government of Canada.


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PUBLICATION

Kicking At The Darkness
by Colin Upton


To accompany the Canada Responds to the Holocaust, 1944-45 exhibition, the VHEC commissioned an original comic book, Kicking at the Darkness, by Vancouver cartoonist Colin Upton, a leading figure in Vancouver’s animation scene. This narrative illustrates the interactions between members of the Canadian military and survivors of the Holocaust, as well as evidence of Nazi crimes, and creates entry points for students to learn about history in engaging and age-appropriate ways.

Copies are available at the VHEC for a suggested donation of $5 each. A copy of the comic will be available to every student who attends the exhibition with their class.


Kicking at the Darkness and its distribution to students is supported by Yosef Wosk, OBC.

PREVIEW: INTRODUCTION & ARTIST STATEMENT



 

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Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival

The Nazi Hunters
by Andrew Nagorksi

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 • 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Dayson Boardroom, JCC

950 West 41st Avenue

The Nazi Hunters brings to life a cast of sometimes eccentric seekers of justice, as they pursue the perpetrators of some of the 20th century’s worst crimes against humanity. It chronicles the dramatic stories of famous Nazi hunters, along with those who often worked in the shadows.

Admission to this event is free.
For information: www.jccgv.com


Presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre.


 

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VIDEO

Looking Back … Moving Forward

Learn more about the past and future of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre. This video premiered May 28, 2016, at the “Looking Back … Moving Forward” special event.

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ARCHIVES: IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please be advised the VHEC Archives will be closed to research requests until January 31st, 2017 as our staff work to facilitate better access to the Centre's collections.

Thank you for your understanding and our apologies for any inconvenience.