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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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commemoration

YOM HASHOAH
Holocaust Commemorative Evening

Yom HaShoah is the day on which communities world-wide mark and remember the Holocaust, the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945. Jews were the primary victims—six million were murdered; Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), people with mental and physical disabilities, and Poles were also targeted for destruction or decimation for racial, ethnic, or national reasons. Millions more, including homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Soviet prisoners of war, and political dissidents, also suffered grievous oppression and death under Nazi Germany. In 2003, The House of Commons established Holocaust Memorial Day as an official day of commemoration in Canada. The day is also observed each year by the Legislature of the Province of British Columbia. Holocaust remembrance give us the opportunity both to commemorate this tragic history and to reflect on the lessons it holds for our lives today.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015 • 7 PM

Wosk Auditorium, Jewish Community Centre
950 West 41st Avenue


PROGRAM FEATURES:

Chaim Kornfeld
Holocaust Survivor

Claire Klein Osipov, Voice
with Lisa Osipov Milton, Voice

Andrew Brown, Associate Principal Viola, VSO

Cantor Yaacov Orzech and Kol Simcha Singers

All Holocaust survivors are invited to light a memorial candle

EVERYONE WELCOME

Presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre. This program is funded through our community’s generous contributions to Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver Annual Campaign and by the Province of British Columbia. Artistic Producers Wendy Bross Stuart & Ron Stuart, WRS Productions. Supported by the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver and the Gail Feldman Heller & the Sarah Rozenberg-Warm Endowment Funds of the VHEC.

 
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COMING SOON

The Face of the Ghetto: Pictures Taken by Jewish Photographers in the Litzmannstadt Ghetto, 1940-1944


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.

Drawing from a collection of 12,000 images that reveal the resilience and dignity of those imprisoned in the Lodz Ghetto, this travelling exhibit from the Topography of Terror Foundation offers a rare glimpse into daily life during the Holocaust.


Travelling exhibit produced by the Topography of Terror Foundation in Berlin.

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


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