NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The VHEC’s 2020 Annual General Meeting will be held, via Zoom, on
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
All members in good standing are invited to join us online.
A link to the meeting, as well as AGM materials (program, minutes of the 2019 AGM, and the 2020 Annual Report) will be sent to your email on the morning of the AGM.
- Adoption of the minutes of the 2019 AGM
- Adoption of the 2019–2020 Annual Report
- Receive and consider the financial statements of the Society
- Appointment of the chartered accountant
- Election of the Directors of the Society
Dated at Vancouver, British Columbia this 30th day of September, 2020,
Al Szajman, Secretary
PLEASE REGISTER BY OCTOBER 12TH: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at our first virtual AGM!
Nora Krug in Conversation with Marsha Lederman: Intergenerational Perspectives on the Holocaust
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Featuring Nora Krug in conversation with Marsha Lederman, the daughter of Holocaust survivors and the Western Art Correspondent of The Globe and Mail, the event will explore themes of identity, memory, inherited responsibility and the cultural legacies of war in Krug’s visual memoir, Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home, winner of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography.
This program is presented in partnership with the German Consulate General in Vancouver and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.
This is the first event in a series dedicated to Krug’s book, presented in partnership with the German Consulate General in Vancouver and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, in cooperation and with the support of the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria. For more information, please visit: https://canada.diplo.de/ca-en/vertretungen/generalkonsulat3/-/2397736
Witnesses to History:
I, The Witness—From Memory to Reality
Thursday, November 5, 2020
The Simon Fraser University Department of History invites you to attend the second lecture in our 2020–2021 Annual Public Lecture Series, Witnesses to History, featuring Holocaust survivor speaker Mariette Rozen Doduck.
“Time didn’t really mean anything to me. Time meant only to survive that one day. I can’t explain. It’s not like I knew that next month I’m going away, there’s no such thing as next month. It was to survive this one day from starvation, from freezing, from being sold, from being caught, from being killed on the street.”
—Mariette Rozen Doduck
Mariette Rozen Doduck was born in Brussels, Belgium, in May 1935, the youngest of eleven children. After Belgium fell to the Germans in 1940, she was hidden in many places, including an orphanage, a convent, and in Christian homes. She survived the Nazi genocide of Europe’s Jews but her family was shattered: her mother, three brothers, and countless extended family members—aunts, uncles, cousins across Europe—were killed. Mariette emigrated to Canada in 1947 with three surviving siblings, where she experienced continued (if less overt) antisemitism, and was placed on her own with a foster family in Vancouver. Because she was not used to having a “normal life,” she ran away twelve times during her first year there. Gradually she accepted her new family and community and attended Maple Grove, Point Grey, and Magee High Schools and the University of British Columbia, where she met her husband, Sidney Doduck. She went on to become actively and deeply involved in her community through numerous organizations and programs, including outreach work with at-risk youth in the Vancouver area, the co-founding of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, and her participation in its powerful high school symposium program as a survivor speaker.
In conversation with Lauren Faulkner Rossi (SFU Department of History), Mariette talks about her childhood in hiding and in silence, what it means to survive a trauma like the Holocaust, the struggles she faced as a young immigrant in Vancouver, the challenge of working with a child’s memories, and the emotional journey of researching and writing her memoirs.
Presented by the Simon Fraser University Department of History in partnership with the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre.
VIRTUAL COMMUNITY-WIDE KRISTALLNACHT COMMEMORATION
Monday, November 9, 2020
Visit https://www.vhec.org/events-gallery/#videos at 7 pm to join us in commemoration of Kristallnacht, featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Chris Friedrichs.
How to Steal from Jews: A Story from Nazi Germany and What It Teaches Us
The Nazi regime not only murdered millions of Jews, it also relentlessly confiscated Jewish property from owners later sent to their deaths. This illustrated lecture will describe the step-by-step process by which two elderly Jews from wartime Berlin were stripped of all their assets before they were deported to the death camps—and shows how Nazi officials then fought with each other about what to do with the stolen property.
Chris Friedrichs is Professor Emeritus of History at UBC, where he taught for 45 years before his retirement in 2018. He is a specialist in German history and has been active for many years in Holocaust awareness education.
This year’s annual commemorative program marks the 82nd anniversary of the state-sponsored “Night of Broken Glass” in 1938. Kristallnacht—the “Night of Broken Glass”—took place throughout Germany and Austria on the night of November 9–10, 1938. In the course of just a few hours, hundreds of synagogues were burned, thousands of Jewish-owned places of business were destroyed, almost 100 Jews were killed, and 30,000 Jews were arrested and sent to concentration camps. The shards of broken window glass seen in front of Jewish owned stores all over Germany the next morning gave this event its name.
Event is pre-recorded and will be available for viewing any time after 7 pm, Monday, November 9, 2020.
Kristallnacht presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in partnership with Congregation Beth Israel with support from the Robert and Marilyn Krell Endowment Fund of the VHEC.This program is funded through our community’s generous contributions to the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver Annual Campaign.