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

P: 604.264.0499
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EXHIBIT

ANNE FRANK - A HISTORY FOR TODAY


HELD OVER UNTIL AUGUST 31ST, 2014

SUMMER HOURS: JULY 3 TO AUGUST 29
MONDAY TO THURSDAY • 10 to 4 PM | FRIDAY • 10 to 3 PM


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

On her 13th birthday, Anne Frank receives a diary as a gift. Just weeks later her family enters into hiding in Amsterdam. For more than two years, Anne carefully records her thoughts, feelings, and observations in her now-iconic diary, one of the most widely read books in the world today. Through photos, narratives, and artefacts, Anne Frank – A History for Today illuminates the effect of National Socialism on one Jewish family, and explores the legacy of this history for all Canadians.

The program also features Out of the Archive: A Companion to Anne Frank — A History for Today.The photographs, documents and objects in this exhibit attest to the power of authentic artefacts to communicate an understanding of the past. Just as Anne Frank’s narrative emerges from the survival of her diary, this exhibit draws from the VHEC’s archival collection to provide insight into the lived experience of donors and their families before, during and after the Holocaust.

Anne Frank — A History for Today exhibit produced by The Anne Frank House. Supported by the Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Isaac and Sophie Waldman Endowment Fund of the Vancouver Foundation, and Ralph Markin & Bob Markin, in honour of a dear friend, Leslie Spiro z"l.

 

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FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION

A PEOPLE UNCOUNTED: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE ROMA

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014 • 7PM

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

The genocide of Roma during the Second World War is by far the greatest tragedy in Roma history. August 2, 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the murder of over 3,000 Roma in gas chamber V of “Zigeunerlager Bill” at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Filmed in 11 countries and featuring dozens of Roma — including Holocaust survivors, historians, activists and musicians — A People Uncounted by Aaron Yeger brings the Romani history to life through the rich interplay of their poetry, music, and compelling first hand accounts.

ADMISSION IS FREE BUT SPACE IS LIMITED
Please RSVP to info@vhec.org

Presented by the VHEC in partnership with the Canadian Romani Alliance in recognition of Roma and Sinti Genocide Remembrance Day

 



UPCOMING EXHIBIT FALL 2014

CARL LUTZ AND THE LEGENDARY GLASS HOUSE IN BUDAPEST

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

When the Germany army occupied Hungary in March 1944, the persecution of approximately 725,000 Jews in Hungary began. Working under the protection Swiss Vice-Consul Carl Lutz, the Glass House in Budapest became a site of rescue. In collaboration with local activists, Lutz issued protective passes and provided asylum to thousands of Jews threatened with deportation. In 1965, 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 Hungary’s occupation, Carl Lutz and the Legendary Glass House in Budapest illustrates a lesser-known story of diplomatic rescue during the Holocaust through photos, documents and multimedia presentations.

Carl Lutz and the Legendary Glass House in Budapest travelling exhibit produced by the Carl Lutz Foundation in Budapest. Exhibit presented in partnership by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre and the Consulate General of Switzerland.

 

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ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

An Evening In
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved my Life


“Kids all over the world grow up on superheroes. What we must remind them is documentaries tell stories about ‘real superheroes.’ Superheroes are based on great people, real people, like Alice Herz Sommer.” ~ Producer Nick Reed

At the age of 110, Alice Herz Sommer, who was the world's oldest known Holocaust survivor until passing away in February 2014, shares her life story in the Academy Award-winning inspirational film, The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved my Life.

In our community, there are similarly compelling stories of loss, survival, and the rebuilding of lives and families delivered by the VHEC’s Holocaust Survivor Outreach Speakers. To many who have had the privilege of hearing these eyewitness accounts, including thousands of students throughout BC, these are real-life heroes.

“No matter your age, your race or your gender, nobody deserves to have to leave their loved ones behind. In my eyes, you are a hero. You have gone through the worst of times and your have made it through.” ~ From a student to a VHEC Outreach Speaker

To receive a copy of the 2014 Academy Award-winning documentary short film, The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved my Life, please make a donation by calling 604.264.0499.

Your support and participation are vital to the VHEC’s delivery of vital educational programming and we thank you for your generosity. We cannot do this work without you.

With special thanks to the producers of The Lady in Number 6, Tim Marlowe, and Nick Reed Productions. Generously supported by Robert J. Haber in memory of Sam & Lola Haber z'L.



 

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A Holocaust survivor’s story unites personal experience with history in a way that is exceptional in its immediacy and power.

By presenting programs featuring Holocaust survivors, we deliver Holocaust education to more than 15,000 students each year.

A new generation of ‘witnesses’ who can share and apply the lessons of the Holocaust in their daily lives.


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