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50 - 950 West 41st Ave,
Vancouver BC, V5Z 2N7 Canada

P: 604.264.0499
F: 604.264.0497
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EXHIBIT

ANNE FRANK - A HISTORY FOR TODAY


HELD OVER UNTIL AUGUST 31ST, 2014

SUMMER HOURS: JULY 3 TO AUGUST 29
MONDAY TO THURSDAY 10 to 4 PM | FRIDAY 10 to 3 PM


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

On her 13th birthday, Anne Frank receives a diary as a gift. Just weeks later her family enters into hiding in Amsterdam. For more than two years, Anne carefully records her thoughts, feelings, and observations in her now-iconic diary, one of the most widely read books in the world today. Through photos, narratives, and artefacts, Anne Frank A History for Today illuminates the effect of National Socialism on one Jewish family, and explores the legacy of this history for all Canadians.

The program also features Out of the Archive: A Companion to Anne Frank — A History for Today, an artefact-based exhibit of child survivors who settled in Canada after the war.


Exhibit produced by The Anne Frank House. Supported by the Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Isaac & Sophie Waldman Endowment Fund, and Ralph Markin & Bob Markin, in honour of a dear friend, Leslie Spiro z"l.

 

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EXHIBIT OPENING FALL 2014

CARL LUTZ AND THE LEGENDARY GLASS HOUSE IN BUDAPEST

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7 PM

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

50 - 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver

After the Nazi invasion of Hungary on March 19, 1944, 725,000 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 occupation of Hungary and enlivened by testimony of Vancouver Holocaust survivors, this exhibit illustrates a little-known story of diplomatic rescue and moral courage during the Holocaust the story of Carl Lutz and the Swiss Glass House in Budapest.

The exhibit runs until February 20, 2015 at the VHEC.

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.