The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (VHEC) is devoted to Holocaust-based anti-racism education and commemoration.
The museum produces thematic onsite & online exhibitions and assembles & stewards Western Canada’s largest Holocaust museum collection, archives, survivor testimonies, library, rare books and special collections, and resource centre.
The VHEC offers educational programs that accommodate unique teaching and learning requirements and schedules. We also support educators in teaching the lessons of the Holocaust with teaching resources, training and events, and e-newsletters.
The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre presents numerous events throughout the year including commemorative programs and memorial services, book launches, film screenings, public programs and conferences for teachers.
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What We Do
Every year, the VHEC’s Holocaust education programs reach British Columbia classrooms, teachers and more than 25,000 students. These programs:
Educate the Next Generation
We challenge youth to become committed and responsible global citizens, alert to discrimination, racism and genocide in today’s world.
We strengthen the abilities of educators to teach this complicated history in age-appropriate ways.
Create More Witnesses
We provide students the opportunity to meet and hear survivors of the Holocaust, and to become witnesses to the eyewitnesses.
Work Toward a Better Future
We introduce generations of students to the lessons of history and inspire them to value social justice and human rights. Holocaust education and remembrance are foundations for envisioning a world free of antisemitism, racism and all forms of discrimination.
Learn more about the VHEC founders and history.