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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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AGM

Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society
for Education & Remembrance


Notice of

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, JCC
950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver


BUSINESS • 7 PM:

Adoption of the Minutes of the 2016 AGM
•
Proposed Revisions to the Bylaws to be adopted
by Special Resolution
•
Receive and Consider the Financial Statements of the Society
•
Appointment of the Chartered Accountants
•
Presentation of Kron Sigal Award
•
Presentation of Life Fellows of the Society


PROGRAM • 8 PM:

SYNAGOGUES IN GERMANY: A VIRTUAL RECONSTRUCTION

A Lecture by Professor Marc Grellert

Darmstadt Technical University, Germany

Students and faculty of the Architecture Department of Darmstadt Technical University have worked for 20 years to virtually depict synagogues that were destroyed during the Nazi era.
The virtual 3D reconstructions, which were generated under the leadership of Professor Manfred Koob and Professor Marc Grellert, were intended to portray the cultural loss that ensued and call to mind the significance of synagogues, which were part of the architectural histories of German municipalities and urban street scenes and part of German culture. The project addressed how new forms of cultural remembrances could be portrayed with the aid of information and communications technologies. More than 60 students have worked on the reconstructions to date, and, through their efforts, brought the project to fruition.
Professor Grellert will discuss the project, its significance and its role in remembering and educating about the Holocaust.


Admission Free • Reservation Required:
604.264.0499 | info@vhec.org



Program presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany with the support of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs – Pacific Region.

 

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EXHIBITION

CANADA RESPONDS TO THE HOLOCAUST, 1944-45

EXTENDED: ON VIEW UNTIL FRIDAY, JUNE 30TH, 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.

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ARCHIVES: IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please be advised the VHEC Archives will be closed to research requests until May 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.