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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

THE FACE OF THE GHETTO: PICTURES TAKEN BY JEWISH PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE LITZMANNSTADT GHETTO, 1940-1944

EXTENDED: DECEMBER 18, 2015


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

The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, in partnership with the German Consulate General in Vancouver, is proud to present the West Coast launch of a new teaching exhibit, The Face of the Ghetto: Pictures Taken by Jewish Photographers in the Litzmannstadt Ghetto, 1940-1944.

Following the invasion of Poland in 1939, the Nazis imposed a ghetto in the city of Lodz, which they renamed Litzmannstadt. From 1940 to 1944, more than 180,000 Jews and 5,000 Roma and Sinti lived in the cramped quarters, with many working in factories that supported the war effort.

A handful of Jewish photographers, commissioned by the local Jewish Council, took photographs of life inside the ghetto. While instructed to document the productivity of the war industry for the Nazis, the photographers — at great personal risk — also captured intimate moments of family, childhood and community. 12,000 such images survived.

The 90-minute school program, recommended for grades six to twelve, will draw on this rich photographic collection to promote critical historical thinking around three themes: resistance to dehumanization; the unique experiences of children in the Lodz Ghetto; and the complex role of Jewish leadership under Nazi occupation. A companion teachers’ guide, with pre- and post-visit lessons, will be available May 12.

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The Face of the Ghetto Teachers' Guide


An exhibition of the Topography of Terror Foundation, Berlin
www.topographie.de

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Supported by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Vancouver.


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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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