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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: September 26, 2016 to March 31, 2017

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

Canada Responds to the Holocaust, 1944-45 examines the contact between Canadians in Europe and survivors of the Holocaust. Following the Canadian military in Europe after D-Day, the exhibit includes reports of eyewitnesses who struggled to express what they saw, including contact with survivors and evidence of the Nazi genocide.

Responses to the Holocaust were complex. The soldiers who encountered survivors struggled to understand and help. Chaplains preached, counselled and wrote of their own understandings. Army photographers, filmmakers and war artists often felt overwhelmed by the tragedy and doubted their ability to express what they were seeing, both for their own time and for posterity. We hear and see the reports of journalists who struggled to express what they saw.

This original VHEC exhibit, based on research by Professor Richard Menkis (UBC) and Ronnie Tessler, captures the challenges of the time, and the varied voices of the men and women desperately struggling to find responses to those challenges.


Supported by the Inter-Action Multiculturalism Grants and Contributions Program of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.


The VHEC exhibit space is currently in transition, as we prepare for our upcoming exhibit.


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



 
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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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