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

P: 604.264.0499
F: 604.264.0497
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The Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society was founded in 1983 by survivors of the Holocaust. The founders’ goal, realized in 1994 was to leave a permanent legacy in the form of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre devoted to Holocaust based anti-racism education.

The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre is a teaching museum and a leader in Holocaust education in British Columbia, reaching more than 15,000 students annually. It produces acclaimed exhibits, innovative school programs and teaching materials, including online exhibits. The VHEC presents numerous public cultural and commemorative events and publishes a newsletter, Zachor, three times a year. The Centre maintains a museum collection and archives, survivor testimony project, library, rare books and special collections, and resource centre.

The mission of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre is to promote human rights, social justice and genocide awareness and to teach about the causes and consequences of discrimination, racism and antisemitism through education and remembrance of the Holocaust.

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touching hearts movie

touching hearts engaging minds:

Touching Hearts and Engaging Minds depicts the efforts of the VHEC, since its founding in 1994, to fulfill its mandate of "remembrance through education." Featuring interviews with volunteers, survivors, staff members, teachers and students, the film elaborates on the impact that outreach programs such as the Symposia on the Holocaust and the Shafran Teachers' Conference as well as educational resources such as the library and teachers' guides have on local Holocaust and anti-racism education. The film also surveys past museum exhibits of the VHEC that span broad subject matter dealing with the cultural ramifications of the Holocaust.

Watch the video