The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (VHEC) is an acclaimed teaching museum devoted to Holocaust based anti-racism education.

The Centre, a leader in Holocaust education, engages 25,000 students and teachers annually and promotes human rights, social justice and genocide awareness through education and commemoration of the Holocaust.

Holocaust based
anti-racism education

Through the following programs, Holocaust education assists students and visitors in developing an understanding of the causes, signs and consequences of prejudice, racism, antisemitism and stereotyping in any society.

  • Events

    Commemorative events & Sunday programs.


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Students engaged
each year


Symposia Attendees
each year


Faces of Survival
Photographs by Marissa Roth

June 2018 – June 2019

new VHEC exhibition, is a commissioned series of portraits of Holocaust survivors by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Marissa Roth.

The forty portraits depict the survivors – VHEC’s board members, Holocaust survivor speakers and volunteers – both past and present – in a unique and powerful way.


In Focus:
The Holocaust through the VHEC Collection

June 2018 – June 2019

In Focus: The Holocaust Through the VHEC Collection displays more than 80 distinctive artefacts donated by local Holocaust survivors offering a narrative of the Holocaust through historical themes.




“We are the leaders of tomorrow and it is less likely for us to make the same mistakes as the leaders of the past”

Grade 8 StudentSurrey, BC

“I never really clued in on how bad war could really be… Please continue speaking about your life. You really made a difference and I will never forget you.”

Grade 10 StudentAbbotsford, BC

“It’s important to study historical injustices so we can understand what people have went through, and so we never repeat them.”

Grade 9 StudentBurnaby, BC

“On the day you spoke, it was my 16th birthday. I received many presents. It wasn’t until I was sleeping that I realized that the knowledge of the effects of hatred and importance of love was the greatest present of all and for this I want to thank you…”

Grade 10 StudentLangley, BC

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