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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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EXHIBIT EXTENDED UNTIL JULY 31ST, 2014

Anne Frank - A History for Today

On her 13th birthday, Anne Frank receives a diary as a gift. Just weeks later her family enters into hiding in Amsterdam. For more than two years, Anne carefully records her thoughts, feelings, and observations in her now-iconic diary, one of the most widely read books in the world today. Through photos, narratives, and artefacts, Anne Frank A History for Today illuminates the effect of National Socialism on one Jewish family, and explores the legacy of this history for all Canadians.

The program also features Out of the Archive: A Companion to Anne Frank — A History for Today, an artefact-based exhibit of child survivors who settled in Canada after the war.

Students grade six and up will participate in an interactive school tour and complementary workshop exploring themes of discrimination, social responsibility and resistance, and diarizing through the lens of the exhibit.

Download the Teacher's Guide

Supported by Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Isaac & Sophie Waldman Endowment Fund, and Ralph Markin & Bob Markin, in honour of a dear friend, Leslie Spiro z"l.

Please visit the Book a Tour page to arrange a visit.


 
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SCHOOL Tours

The VHEC mounts one to two teaching exhibits annually. Interactive school tours consist of a docent-led overview of the exhibit, as well as a workshop or presentation by a Holocaust survivor speaker.

We welcome visits from school, community and special interest groups. Our school programs are recommended for students in grades 6 to 12, with special arrangements possible for grade 5 classes. Visits can be tailored for post-secondary groups, student teachers and other groups.

Please visit the Book a tour page for information about the current school program.

 

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© North Shore News /Terry Peters

SYMPOSIA ON THE HOLOCAUST

Symposia on the Holocaust are held each May at the University of British Columbia, and throughout the year in school districts across British Columbia.

At the day-long event at UBC, over a thousand senior high school students meet with survivor speakers in small group sessions, view films and hear from historians, educators and anti-racism speakers.

The VHEC presents annual district-wide Symposia for students in the Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, Shawnigan Lake School (Vancouver Island), Surrey, and West Vancouver school districts.

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