Light One Candle: A Child's Diary of the Holocaust
Exhibition TypeTravelling exhibition
Event DateFebruary 22, 2004–May 28, 2004
VenueVancouver Holocaust Education Centre
DescriptionLight One Candle is a photographic exhibition based on the lost secret diary of a young Jewish boy, Solly Ganor, who survived the Kovno ghetto, a slave labour camp and a death march from Dachau. Ganor’s story is interwoven with the tales of the remarkable rescue efforts of the Japanese Consul to Lithuania, Chiune Sugihara, and the liberation of Dachau concentration camp by the Japanese–American 522nd Field Artillery Battalion. The exhibition, curated by Eric Saul from the Visas For Life Foundation, includes over forty-six photographs by Zvi Kadushin (George Kadish). Kadish was an amateur photographer and one of only two Jewish photographers who documented conditions during the Holocaust. His photographs transport the visitor into the crushing life of the Kovno ghetto and provide a chilling echo to Ganor’s riveting text.