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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 FALL 2014

CARL LUTZ AND THE LEGENDARY GLASS HOUSE IN BUDAPEST

Exhibit on view until February 20, 2015

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
50 - 950 West 41st Avenue

RSVP: education@vhec.org 604-264-0499

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. Presented on the 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Hungary, the VHECís new teaching exhibit illustrates this little-known story of diplomatic rescue and moral courage during the Holocaust in Hungary.

The travelling exhibit is enlivened by a VHEC-produced companion exhibit, which contextualizes Lutzís rescue efforts through the testimony and artefacts of local Hungarian Holocaust survivors.

Recommended for grades six to twelve, students will participate in an interactive school tour and complementary workshop exploring themes of rescue, moral responsibility and identity through the lens of the exhibit.

A limited number of VHEC Survivor Outreach Speaker are available provide eyewitness testimony in lieu of the workshop.

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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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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