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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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EVENT

THE MAX STERN ART RESTITUTION PROJECT
In Search of Nazi Looted Art

Thursday, March 23, 2017 • 7:30 PM followed by a reception

Schara Tzedeck Synagogue

3476 Oak Street, Vancouver


Opening Remarks:

Mr. Robert Heffel
Heffel Fine Art Auction House


Keynote Speaker:

Professor Clarence Epstein
Senior Director, Urban and Cultural Affairs, Concordia University
Head of the Max Stern Art Restitution Project



THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

Thank you for your interest in our latest event. Please click here to be added to the waiting list.


Presented by the Canadian Friends of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, jointly with the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre and Congregation Schara Tzedeck.

Sponsored by Heffel Fine Art Auction House and The Estate of Frank and Rosie Nelson, Abbotsford, B.C. They loved the Jewish People.

 

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COMMEMORATION

YOM HASHOAH
Holocaust Commemorative Evening

Sunday, April 23, 2017 • 7 PM

Wosk Auditorium, JCC

950 West 41st Avenue


Holocaust Survivor Speaker:
Claude Romney


Eric Wilson, Cellist
Myrna Rabinowitz, Yiddish Singer
Cantor Yaacov Orzech & Kol Simcha Singers

Presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre. Supported by The Gail Feldman Heller Endowment & The Sarah Rozenberg-Warm Memorial Endowment Funds of the VHEC. This program is funded through our community’s generous contributions to Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver Annual Campaign.

Artistic Producers Wendy Bross Stuart & Ron Stuart WRS Productions.

 

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EXHIBIT

CANADA RESPONDS TO THE HOLOCAUST, 1944-45

EXTENDED: ON VIEW UNTIL FRIDAY, MAY 26TH, 2017

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
50 - 950 West 41st Avenue

HOURS:
Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM

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 and in the immediate postwar era. It follows members of the Canadian military — soldiers, chaplains, official photographers and war artists — who fought in the Allied campaigns in Europe, as well as journalists and aid workers, as they encountered and struggled to respond to evidence of Nazi atrocities.

This original exhibition, produced by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, has been researched and written by Richard Menkis and Ronnie Tessler, with the Bergen-Belsen panels by Mark Celinscak.


Produced by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
and funded by the Government of Canada.


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PUBLICATION

KICKING AT THE DARKNESS by Colin Upton

To accompany the Canada Responds to the Holocaust, 1944-45 exhibition, the VHEC commissioned an original comic book, Kicking at the Darkness, by Vancouver cartoonist Colin Upton, a leading figure in Vancouver’s animation scene. This narrative illustrates the interactions between members of the Canadian military and survivors of the Holocaust, as well as evidence of Nazi crimes, and creates entry points for students to learn about history in engaging and age-appropriate ways.

Copies are available at the VHEC for a suggested donation of $5 each. A copy of the comic will be available to every student who attends the exhibition with their class.


Kicking at the Darkness and its distribution to students is supported by Yosef Wosk, OBC.

PREVIEW: INTRODUCTION & ARTIST STATEMENT



 

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2017 MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

Your membership in the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre matters. Because of you, thousands of students will learn about the Holocaust, social justice and human rights this year.

YOUR SUPPORT ...

PROVIDES opportunities for teachers, students and the broader public to engage with the history of the Holocaust and its relevance for the present day.

INSPIRES young people to become advocates for social justice and human rights for all.

ENSURES that Holocaust survivors are honoured and cared for and that their experiences of survival and loss are remembered.

Please renew your membership or join
the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre today.


Call the VHEC at 604.264.0499 or donate safely online

If you have already contributed, we thank you for your participation and generosity.



 

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VIDEO

LOOKING BACK … MOVING FORWARD

Learn more about the past and future of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre. This video premiered May 28, 2016, at the “Looking Back … Moving Forward” special event.

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ARCHIVES: IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please be advised the VHEC Archives will be closed to research requests until March 31st, 2017 as our staff work to facilitate better access to the Centre's collections.

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