The Gesher Project: Bridging Holocaust Trauma

Exhibition TypeIn-house exhibition
Event DateJune 20, 1999–September 17, 1999
VenueVancouver Holocaust Education Centre
DescriptionThe Gesher Project was a unique and innovative project undertaken by Vancouver Holocaust survivors, child survivors and adult children of survivors. They met over a six-month period in 1998 to examine the impact of the Holocaust on their lives. They explored these experiences through painting, writing, and discussion assisted by facilitators Dr. Alina Wydra, Linda Frimer, Dale Adams-Segal and Reisa Schneider. The project culminated with the mounting of The Gesher Project exhibit. “Gesher,” the Hebrew word for bridge, reflects the project’s goal of working together to bridge the generations and to use creative approaches as a means of healing Holocaust trauma.