The VHEC delivers Holocaust commemorative programs, which often feature survivor eyewitness accounts, second generation and other speakers, candle lighting, government proclamations or prayers.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
The UN General Assembly designated January 27 — the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau — as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honour the victims of the Nazi era and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides. The United Nations strives to remind the world of the lessons to be learned from the Holocaust so as to help prevent future acts of genocide.
is a scholarly lecture presented in partnership with Congregation Beth Israel on the Sunday close to November 9th, marking the Nazi state sponsored “Night of Broken Glass” of November 9, 1938.
Yom Hashoah | Vancouver
features a survivor speaker and a musical program. Presented in partnership with the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, it is held on the day closest to the designated date on the Jewish calendar.
Yom Hashoah | BC Legislature
is a daylong trip to Victoria for survivors who are recognized by the Government of British Columbia. It is organized in partnership with CJC Pacific Region and the Victoria Holocaust Remembrance & Education Society.
is held annually at the Holocaust Memorial at the Schara Tzedeck Cemetery on the Sunday between the High Holidays. The program features a guest speaker and affords participants the opportunity to mourn those who perished during the Holocaust at this symbolic grave site.