International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Richard Lowy introduces his father, Holocaust survivor of Dr. Mengle’s experiments, Leo Lowy z”l, followed by a film screening of Lowy’s film Leo’s Journey (duration 46 minutes).
Open to everyone, registration is not required for these programs. Admission is by donation – the suggested amount is $5 – and is free for VHEC members.
Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival Reading and Q&A with Author Diana Wichtel
Held every two years, the conference attracts educators from across British Columbia and elsewhere. This day-long event offers participants an opportunity to hear from internationally renowned speakers, historians and educators at the forefront of Holocaust studies. Educators share best practices related to teaching the Holocaust in elementary, secondary and university settings.
Features a survivor speaker and a musical program. Presented in partnership with the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, it is held on the day closest to the designated date on the Jewish calendar. On May 1, 2019 the VHEC will commemorate Yom Hashoah.
Holocaust survivors are recognized by the Government of British Columbia at the BC Legislature. It is organized in partnership with CIJA and the Victoria Holocaust Remembrance & Education Society.
High Holidays Cemetery Service
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Held annually at the Holocaust Memorial at the Schara Tzedeck Cemetery on the Sunday between the High Holidays. The program features a guest speaker and affords participants the opportunity to mourn those who perished during the Holocaust at this symbolic grave site.