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EXHIBIT

CARL LUTZ AND THE LEGENDARY GLASS HOUSE IN BUDAPEST

ON VIEW UNTIL FEBRUARY 20, 2014
VHEC HOURS: Monday to Thursday • 9-5 PM | Friday • 9-4 PM

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
50 - 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver

After the Nazi invasion of Hungary on March 19, 1944, 825,000 Hungarian Jews came under attack. Swiss Vice-Consul Carl Lutz issued thousands of safe passes and provided asylum to Jews threatened with deportation inside the Glass House, the site of a former glass factory. Lutz became the first Swiss national honoured as "Righteous Among the Nations" for the rescue of 62,000 Jews.

Presented on the 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Hungary, the VHEC’s new teaching exhibit Carl Lutz and the Legendary Glass House in Budapest illustrates a little-known story of diplomatic rescue and moral courage during the Holocaust in Hungary. The travelling exhibit, on loan from the Carl Lutz Foundation in Budapest, is enlivened by a VHEC-produced companion exhibit, which contextualizes Lutz’s rescue efforts through the testimony and artefacts of local Hungarian Holocaust survivors.

Carl Lutz and the Legendary Glass House in Budapest travelling exhibit produced by the Carl Lutz Foundation in Budapest. Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Switzerland.



 
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CHERIE SMITH JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL

READING AND DISCUSSION

Monday, November 24, 2014 • 6:30 PM

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

50 - 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver


The Afterlife of Stars by Joseph Kertes
In the waning months of 1956, while Russian tanks roll into the public squares of Budapest to crush the Hungarian Revolution, brothers Robert and Attila Beck flee with their family. Author, Joseph Kertes, explores displacement and uncertainty in a dark time from the perspective of two boys filled with wonder at the world around them.


Sponsored by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre and the Cherie Smith Jewish Book Festival.

 

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FILM SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSION

Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt with the Nazis


Sunday, November 30, 2014 • 2 - 5 PM
Opening Remarks: Joseph Ragaz, son of "Kasztner train" survivor


Wosk Auditorium, JCCGV
950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver

How much should you negotiate with the enemy? In Israel, the debate over that question evoked fury to the point of assasination.Such was the case of Kasztner who tried to rescue Jews by negotiating with Nazi Adolf Eichmann.


Tickets: $5.00
Available at the JCC front desk or online at www.vjff.org

Presented in partnership with the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver and the Vancouver Jewish Film Festival.

 

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ARCHIVES: IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please be advised the VHEC Archives will be closed to research requests until the 31st of December 2014 as our staff work to facilitate better access to the Centre's collections.

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