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Canada Responds to the Holocaust, 1944-45

OCTOBER 16, 2016 to MARCH 31, 2017

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
50 - 950 West 41st Avenue

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.





Tuesday, November 1, 2016 • 7 PM

Congregation Beth Israel

989 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver

This annual commemorative lecture marks the anniversary of Kristallnacht, the state-sponsored “Night of Broken Glass” in 1938. This year’s address, by Professor Deborah Dwork, Rose Professor of Holocaust History at Clark University and Founding Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, is Holding on through Letters: Jewish Families During the Holocaust.

Jewish families in Nazi Europe tried to hold onto each other through letters. But wartime conditions applied. Letters were censored, and could not be sent between countries at war with each other. How to keep in contact? And, once contact was established, what to say — and about what to remain silent? In her presentation, Prof. Dwork will trace how letters became threads stitching loved ones into each other's constantly changing daily lives.

Presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in partnership with Beth Israel Congregation.




Vancouver Jewish Film Festival

Every Face Has A Name

Sunday, November 6, 2016 • 1:30 PM

Fifth Avenue Cinemas

2110 Burrard Street, Vancouver

In the film, by Magnus Gertten, survivors experience the magical moment when they each recognize themselves in archival footage shot at the moment of their liberation more than 70 years ago. Happiness, gratitude, confusion, fear and the complicated moment of freedom are captured in the historical film and in the recollections of the survivors today.

In English, Swedish, Polish and Norwegian, with English subtitles.

For information and tickets: www.vjff.org

Presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre.




Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival

The Nazi Hunters
by Andrew Nagorksi

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 • 5:30 PM

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

50 - 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.

For information and tickets: www.jccgv.com

Presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre.




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.

Watch the video




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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.