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50 - 950 West 41st Ave,
Vancouver BC, V5Z 2N7 Canada

P: 604.264.0499
F: 604.264.0497
E: info@vhec.org


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EXHIBIT

The Face of the Ghetto: Pictures Taken by Jewish Photographers in the Litzmannstadt Ghetto, 1940-1944

EXTENDED: DECEMBER 18, 2015


VANCOUVER HOLOCAUST EDUCATION CENTRE
50 - 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver


The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, in partnership with the German Consulate General in Vancouver, is proud to present the West Coast launch of a new teaching exhibit, The Face of the Ghetto: Pictures Taken by Jewish Photographers in the Litzmannstadt Ghetto, 1940-1944.

Following the invasion of Poland in 1939, the Nazis imposed a ghetto in the city of Lodz, which they renamed Litzmannstadt. From 1940 to 1944, more than 180,000 Jews and 5,000 Roma and Sinti lived in the cramped quarters, with many working in factories that supported the war effort.

A handful of Jewish photographers, commissioned by the local Jewish Council, took photographs of life inside the ghetto. While instructed to document the productivity of the war industry for the Nazis, the photographers — at great personal risk — also captured intimate moments of family, childhood and community.

Drawing from a collection of 12,000 images that reveal the resilience and dignity of those imprisoned in the Lodz Ghetto, this travelling exhibit from the Topography of Terror Foundation offers a rare glimpse into daily life during the Holocaust.


An exhibition of the Topography of Terror Foundation, Berlin
www.topographie.de

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Supported by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Vancouver.


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COMMEMORATION

Sunday, September 20, 2015 | 11 AM

THE HIGH HOLIDAY CEMETERY SERVICE
Schara Tzedeck Cemetery

Held annually at the Holocaust Memorial at the Schara Tzedeck Cemetery on the Sunday between the High Holidays. This service affords participants the opportunity to mourn those who perished during the Holocaust at this symbolic gravesite.

Presented in partnership with Schara Tzedeck Congregation and the Jewish War Veterans.


 

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SAVE THE DATES

Sunday, November 8, 2015 | 7 PM

KRISTALLNACHT COMMEMORATIVE LECTURE
Beth Israel Congregation

Keynote Speaker: Dr. George Bluman

Presented in partnership with Congregation Beth Israel, marking the Nazi state sponsored “Night of Broken Glass” of November 9, 1938.


Everyone Welcome


 

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2015 MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN

Please remember to renew your existing membership or activate a new membership TODAY.

Your SUPPORT by purchasing a VHEC membership helps us present innovative Holocaust education throughout metro Vancouver and beyond. It helps us motivate teachers to share the lessons of the Holocaust with students and, in turn, stimulate students to be actively engaged young citizens.

We need your support NOW.

Call the VHEC at 604.264.0499 or donate safely on line For those of you who have already contributed, we thank you for your participation and generosity.

 


ARCHIVES: IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please be advised the VHEC Archives will be closed to research requests until December 31st, 2015 as our staff work to facilitate better access to the Centre's collections.

Thank you for your understanding and our apologies for any inconvenience.