On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Richard Lowy introduces the film Leo’s Journey about his father, Leo Lowy z”l, a Mengele twin. The film chronicles the first-hand story of Nazi Doctor, Joseph Mengele, and his medical experiments on Jewish twins in Auschwitz during World War II.
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.
Unprecedented Global Screening:
Who Will Write Our History
Sunday, January 27, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Peretz Centre for Secular Jewish Culture
6184 Ash Street, Vancouver
The Vancouver Jewish Film Centre and the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre present the unprecedented global screening of the New Documentary Who Will Write Our History.
Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, a clandestine group of journalists, scholars, and community leaders in the Warsaw Ghetto vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told in the documentary featuring the voices of three-time Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody.
Roberta Grossman, Producer, Writer & Director and Nancy Spielberg, Executive Producer.
1:30 – 2:30 PM Dr. Helga Thorson, Chair of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria, and student Julianna Nielsen, present on the special Holocaust Studies program, the 2018 I-Witness: Holocaust Field School.
2:30 – 3:30 PM
David Ehrlich, a survivor of Auschwitz concentration camp, shares his eyewitness testimony of the Holocaust with the audience.
11th Biennial Shafran Teachers’ Conference
Sponsored by the David and Lil Shafran Endowment Fund of the VHEC
Holocaust Education: Current Challenges – New Strategies
Multiple Perspectives in Teaching the Holocaust as the Cornerstone of the New BC Genocide Studies Curriculum
Hate is on the Rise: Social Media, Fake News and Combating Intolerance
Designing Research on the Holocaust through Authentic Assessment
Friday, February 15, 2019
This day-long event offers teachers and educators from BC and elsewhere the opportunity to hear from experts at the forefront of Holocaust studies on best classroom practices related to teaching the Holocaust. This year’sprogram features speakers and workshop facilitators addressing timely topics including the rise of hate, social media, and fake news,as well as how to best teach the Holocaust within the Genocide Studies 12 course of the new BC curriculum.
1:30 – 2:30 PM
Docent-led tour of current exhibitions.
2:30 – 3:30 PM Jannushka Jakoubovitz, child survivor and VHEC Outreach Speaker talks about her artefact that is currently on display as part of the exhibition In Focus: The Holocaust Through The VHEC Collection.
Yom Hashoah | Vancouver
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Details Coming Soon
Features a Holocaust survivor and a musical program. Presented in partnership with the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver.
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.