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EXHIBIT

CARL LUTZ AND THE LEGENDARY GLASS HOUSE IN BUDAPEST

EXTENDED! NOW ON VIEW UNTIL MARCH 13, 2015
VHEC HOURS: Monday to Thursday • 9-5 PM | Friday • 9-4 PM

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
50 - 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver

After the Nazi invasion of Hungary on March 19, 1944, 825,000 Hungarian Jews came under attack. Swiss Vice-Consul Carl Lutz issued thousands of safe passes and provided asylum to Jews threatened with deportation inside the Glass House, the site of a former glass factory. Lutz became the first Swiss national honoured as "Righteous Among the Nations" for the rescue of 62,000 Jews.

Presented on the 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Hungary, the VHEC’s new teaching exhibit Carl Lutz and the Legendary Glass House in Budapest illustrates a little-known story of diplomatic rescue and moral courage during the Holocaust in Hungary. The travelling exhibit, on loan from the Carl Lutz Foundation in Budapest, is enlivened by a VHEC-produced companion exhibit, which contextualizes Lutz’s rescue efforts through the testimony and artefacts of local Hungarian Holocaust survivors.

Carl Lutz and the Legendary Glass House in Budapest travelling exhibit produced by the Carl Lutz Foundation in Budapest. Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Switzerland.



 
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YOM HASHOAH
Holocaust Commemorative Evening


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015• 7 PM

Wosk Auditorium, Jewish Community Centre
950 West 41st Avenue

All Holocaust survivors are invited to light a memorial candle

Presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre. Supported by The Gail Feldman Heller Endowment & the Sarah Rozenberg-Warm Memorial Endowment Funds of the VHEC

 

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ARCHIVES: IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please be advised the VHEC Archives will be closed to research requests until the 31st of August, 2015 as our staff work to facilitate better access to the Centre's collections.

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