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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

CARL LUTZ AND THE LEGENDARY GLASS HOUSE IN BUDAPEST

ON VIEW UNTIL FEBRUARY 20, 2014
VHEC HOURS: Monday to Thursday • 9-5 PM | Friday • 9-4 PM

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
50 - 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver

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. Lutz became the first Swiss national honoured as "Righteous Among the Nations" for the rescue of 62,000 Jews.

Presented on the 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Hungary, the VHEC’s new teaching exhibit Carl Lutz and the Legendary Glass House in Budapest illustrates a little-known story of diplomatic rescue and moral courage during the Holocaust in Hungary. The travelling exhibit, on loan from the Carl Lutz Foundation in Budapest, is enlivened by a VHEC-produced companion exhibit, which contextualizes Lutz’s rescue efforts through the testimony and artefacts of local Hungarian Holocaust survivors.

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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COMMEMORATION

International Holocaust Remembrance Day
70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

Sunday, January 25, 2015 • 7 PM

Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre

950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver


FILM SCREENING BY DONATION:
Numbered A documentary film by Dana Doron and Uriel Sinai
An estimated 400,000 numbers were tattooed in Auschwitz and its sub-camps; only some several thousand survivors are still alive today.

Candle lighting in memory of those who perished.
Holocaust survivors invited to participate in candle lighting procession.
Call the VHEC 604.264.0499

EVERYONE WELCOME

Presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in partnership with the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, with support from Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver and the Province of BC.
Book-sets for each guest in attendance, generously donated by the Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs, established to collect, preserve and share the stories written by Shoah survivors, who later made their way to Canada.