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
Claire Klein Osipov, Voice
with Lisa Osipov Milton, Voice
Andrew Brown, Viola
Cantor Yaacov Orzech and Kol Simcha Singers
All Holocaust survivors are invited to light a memorial candle
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.