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

P: 604.264.0499
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The Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society was founded in 1983 by survivors of the Holocaust. The foundersí goal, realized in 1994 was to leave a permanent legacy in the form of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre devoted to Holocaust based anti-racism education.

The VHEC, an acclaimed teaching museum has been devoted to Holocaust based anti-racism education. The VHECís mission is to promote human rights, social justice and genocide awareness through education and remembrance of the Holocaust. The VHEC, a leader in Holocaust education, engages 25,000 students and teachers annually. The VHEC produces thematic exhibits, school programs, teaching materials, online exhibits and has a museum collection and archives, survivor testimony project, library and resource centre. The VHEC presents numerous public cultural and commemorative events and publishes a newsletter, Zachor, three times a year.

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touching hearts movie

touching hearts engaging minds:

Touching Hearts and Engaging Minds depicts the efforts of the VHEC, since its founding in 1994, to fulfill its mandate of "remembrance through education." Featuring interviews with volunteers, survivors, staff members, teachers and students, the film elaborates on the impact that outreach programs such as the Symposia on the Holocaust and the Shafran Teachers' Conference as well as educational resources such as the library and teachers' guides have on local Holocaust and anti-racism education. The film also surveys past museum exhibits of the VHEC that span broad subject matter dealing with the cultural ramifications of the Holocaust.

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