Travelling Exhibitions

“The story of Shanghai’s Jewish community that is shared in the VHEC’s travelling exhibit has been a unique and impactful way to share the rich and diverse history of the Jewish community of Canada while also educating visitors on this dark chapter in history.”

Sarina Rehal
Associate Director, Community Relations & Outreach CIJA

Acclaimed Travelling Teaching Exhibitions

The VHEC offers ready-made, travelling versions of our acclaimed teaching exhibitions available for loan to organizations locally and across Canada. Travelling exhibitions include supporting educational resources and promotional materials. Availability and exhibition specifications vary for each exhibition. Contact Us for additional information.

Currently Travelling

Shanghai: A Refuge During the Holocaust

When:  January 2019 – March 2019

Where:  Calgary Jewish Community Centre and Chinese Cultural Centre, Calgary, Alberta

Details:  Refer to details below in Available Travelling Exhibitions.

Available Travelling Exhibitions

Canada Responds to the Holocaust, 1944-45

Canada Responds to the Holocaust, 1944-45 explores interactions between Canadians in Europe and survivors of the Holocaust at the close of the Second World War. It follows members of the Canadian military – soldiers, chaplains, official photographers and war artists – who fought with the Allied forces in Europe, as well as journalists and aid […]

Shanghai: A Refuge During the Holocaust

Shanghai: A Refuge During the Holocaust chronicles the little-known story of the thousands of Jews who sought and found refuge in wartime Shanghai. Based on the oral histories of Shanghai-landers now living in Vancouver, the exhibit tells their stories through the use of documents and photographs. Shanghai: A Refuge During the Holocaust presents the compelling history of this […]

Janus Korczak and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto

Janusz Korczak was one of the world’s first advocates of children’s rights. On August 6, 1942 he became a heroic figure. On that day, this Polish-Jewish doctor, writer and educator was forced to gather together the two hundred orphans under his care in the Warsaw Ghetto and report for deportation. Refusing all offers for his […]

Vancouver’s Schindler Jews

Vancouver’s Schindler Jews presents the story of Oskar Schindler who rescued over 1000 Jews during the Holocaust, through the unique perspective of four Schindlerjuden who later immigrated to Canada and found new lives in Vancouver. The exhibit is based on the personal narratives, documents, photographs and artefacts of the four Schindler survivors – Else Dunner, Bernard Goldberg and […]

In Defiance: Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust

Although many early histories of the Holocaust portrayed Jews as passive victims, recent accounts have contributed to a more nuanced representation of Jews as active resisters. Jewish resistance assumed many forms and took place at the various moments and settings of the Holocaust. As Nazi power expanded across Europe, Jews responded to changing circumstances. They […]

Past Travelling Exhibitions

Past Travelling Exhibition Locations

Past exhibitions have been hosted in variety of venues including museums, community centres and schools such as:

Holocaust Museum Houston – Houston, Texas

Temple Sinai – Denver, Colorado

Kamloops Museum and Archives – Kamloops, British Columbia

Langley Centennial Museum – Fort Langley, British Columbia

Janusz Korczak Association of Canada – UBC, Vancouver, British Columbia

El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Centre – El Paso, Texas

Holocaust Museum and Study Centre – Spring Valley, New York

Tarragon Theatre – Toronto, Ontario

Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education – Cincinnati, Ohio

Georgetown University – Washington, DC

King David High School – Vancouver, BC

Leaf Rapids National Exhibition Centre – Leaf Rapids, Manitoba

Holy Blossom Temple – Toronto, Ontario

Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida – Maitland, Florida

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 – Halifax, Nova Scotia

Campbell River Museum – Campbell River, British Columbia

Hillel at University of Toronto – Toronto, Ontario

Beth Tikvah Congregation and Centre – Richmond, British Columbia

Shawnigan Lake School – Shawnigan Lake, BC

Robarts Library, University of Toronto – Toronto, Ontario

North York Civic Centre – Toronto, Ontario

Vaughan City Hall – Vaughan, Ontario

Penticton Museum – Penticton, British Columbia

Jewish Community Centre – London, Ontario

Société d’histoire de Sherbrooke – Sherbrooke, Quebec