Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

Also known as: Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, VHEC
Administrative HistoryThe Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society was founded in 1983 by survivors of the Holocaust. The founders’ 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 is an acclaimed teaching museum with a mission 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. 



Shanghai: A Refuge During the Holocaust (originating institution)

Forced Exit: A Student Art Exhibit (originating institution)

I Never Saw Another Butterfly (originating institution)

The Gesher Project (originating institution)

Building Bridges: Student Art Exhibit (originating institution)

May 31, 1944 (originating institution)

Vancouver’s Schindler Jews (originating institution)