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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 AND SCHOOL PROGRAM

Canada Responds to the Holocaust, 1944-45

School Tours: October 19, 2016 to March 31, 2017

VANCOUVER HOLOCAUST EDUCATION CENTRE
50 - 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver

Canada Responds to the Holocaust, 1944-45explores 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,
with additional support from the Azrieli Foundation.



BOOK A TOUR


Canada Responds to the Holocaust, 1944-45 Teachers' Preview:

Thursday, October 13, 2016
4:15-5:15 pm

Please RSVP

 
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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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