wordmark


Mission
Visitor Information
Contact us


Current
Online
Travelling
Past


Why Teach the Holocaust
Book a Tour
School Programs
Teaching Resources
Online & Multimedia
Outreach Speakers
Professional Development
Teacher Mailing List


Upcoming
Commemorative


Library & Collection

Bookstore
Survivor Testimonies


Annual Reports
Zachor Newsletter
Wosk Publishing

support us
Donations
Membership
Tribute Cards
Volunteer


Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!
image image




 


image

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

P: 604.264.0499
F: 604.264.0497
E: info@vhec.org


image


COMMEMORATION

HIGH HOLIDAYS CEMETERY SERVICE


Sunday, September 28, 2014 • 11 AM

Schara Tzedeck Cemetery
2345 Marine Drive, New Westminster

Everyone Welcome

Presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, Schara Tzedeck Congregation and Jewish War Veterans

 

image


FILM SCREENING

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Decent One (Der Anständige) by Vanessa Lapa

Sunday, September 28, 2014 • 9:30 PM
Thursday, October 2, 2014 • 2 PM

International Village
88 West Pender Street

Through previously undiscovered private letters, photos and diaries that were found in the Himmler family house in 1945, the “The Decent One” exposes a unique and at times uncomfortable access to the life and mind of the merciless “Architect of the Final Solution” Heinrich Himmler. Himmler writes, “In life one must always be decent, courageous and kind-hearted”. How can a man be a hero in his own eyes and a mass murderer in the eyes of the world? A unique portrait of one the most prominent figures of the Third Reich: The Reichsfuhrer-SS: Heinrich Himmler.

Tickets avaialbe at www.viff.org

Presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

 

image


EXHIBIT OPENING FALL 2014

CARL LUTZ AND THE LEGENDARY GLASS HOUSE IN BUDAPEST

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • 7 PM

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

50 - 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver

After the Nazi invasion of Hungary on March 19, 1944, 725,000 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.

The exhibit runs until February 20, 2015 at the VHEC.

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.

 

image


COMMEMORATION

KRISTALLNACHT COMMEMORATIVE LECTURE

Sunday, November 9, 2014 • 7 PM

Beth Israel Synagogue

4350 Oak Street

Keynote Speaker: Professor Sara Horowitz, York University
Mothers and Daughters in the Holocaust


Marking the Nazi state sponsored “Night of Broken Glass” of November 9, 1938, the 2014 Kristallnacht program explores how the Holocaust created circumstances that had a powerful impact on women in their roles as mothers and as daughters. Based on testimonies, autobiographies, memoirs and other reflections by Holocaust survivors, Professor Horowitz' talk will examine the relationships of mothers and daughters during and after the Holocaust, powerfully influenced by the experience of survival, atrocity, loss, and trauma.

Presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in partnership with Congregation Beth Israel and with the support of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver.


 

image


MEMBERSHIP

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.


But we need to do more.

We need to reach more students and we need your generous support to do so.



PLEASE RENEW YOUR VHEC MEMBERSHIP NOW!