The Face of the Ghetto: Pictures Taken by Jewish Photographers
in the Litzmannstadt Ghetto, 1940-1944
ON VIEW UNTIL DECEMBER 18, 2015
VANCOUVER HOLOCAUST EDUCATION CENTRE
50 - 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM
Sunday, November 22 | 2 - 4 PM, guided tour at 3 PM
The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, in partnership with the German Consulate General in Vancouver, is proud to present the 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. At great personal risk, a handful of Jewish photographers took pictures of intimate moments of family, childhood and community. 12,000 such images survived.
An exhibition of the Topography of Terror Foundation, Berlin
Supported by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Vancouver.
Wednesday, November 25 | 5:30 PM
Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, 50 - 950 West 41st Avenue
HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS IN CANADA: EXCLUSION, INCLUSION, TRANSFORMATION, 1947-1955
DR. ADARA GOLDBERG
Author in attendance
At the Vancouver launch of Holocaust Survivors in Canada, Goldberg will explore the relationships between survivors, Jewish social service agencies, and local Jewish communities that emerged during the early years of post-war resettlement. The talk will address local and national organizational efforts to aid the new immigrants. Strained by mammoth disconnects in experience, language, and culture, these fragile connections greatly affected the resettlement process and shaped Canadian Jews’ understanding of the Holocaust more than a decade before the term entered popular lexicon.
Sponsored by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
FOR INFORMATION: WWW.JCCGV.COM