The “Enemy Aliens” online exhibition explores a little-known chapter of Canadian history through artefacts and eyewitness testimony. This online exhibition features a comprehensive teaching resource, the Learning Object Collection, which was developed in partnership with Dr. Peter Seixas, Director of UBC’s Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness. The Learning Object Collection includes exhibit-based lesson plans […]
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The More Than Just Games online exhibition presents five lessons that encourage students to critically examine the history of the 1936 Games and Canada’s response to Nazism. The exhibition is an educational opportunity for students of Canadian history and as a model for developing historical thinking. View Online Exhibit
Over 60 years after the Allies established the International Military Tribunal to try Nazi leaders for their roles in the systematic murder of millions of people during the Holocaust and Second World War, the Nuremberg trials stand as a watershed moment in the ongoing pursuit of international justice. The Nuremberg online exhibition traces the history […]
Following World War II, a group of young Jewish orphans immigrated to Canada from the devastation of Europe. Open Hearts – Closed Doors: The War Orphans Project is an online and bilingual teaching exhibition that chronicles the lives of these orphans as they emerged from the events of the Holocaust into displaced person camps and eventually to […]
At the outbreak of the Second World War, Jews had lived on the island of Rhodes in the Aegean Sea for over 2,300 years. Ninety percent of the Jewish population of Rhodes perished during the Holocaust. This online exhibition presents the testimony of a Vancouver-based survivor from the island, Rosa Israel Ferrara. View Online Exhibit
June 2018 – August 2019 Faces of Survival is a commissioned series of portraits of Holocaust survivors by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Marissa Roth. The 40 portraits depict the survivors—volunteer VHEC board members and Holocaust survivor speakers both past and present—in a unique and powerful way. Generously Supported by The Diamond Foundation
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. Generously supported by: The Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada grant […]