In Focus: The Holocaust through the VHEC Collections
Exhibition TypeIn-house exhibition
Event DateJune 20 2018
DescriptionIn Focus: The Holocaust Through the VHEC Collection brings to the forefront more than 80 artifacts and archival records mostly from the VHEC Collection. Most of these artifacts were donated by local Holocaust survivors, eyewitnesses, and their families. In Focus provides an opportunity to learn about the Holocaust through the powerful lens of individual experiences as each artifact contains a personal story. Simultaneously, it speaks to the universal themes of Holocaust study. The exhibit offers multiple entry points for visitors to engage with artifacts. Alongside the visual display of items, 3 touch-screen kiosks provide opportunities to access digital information related to 7 artifacts on display. The digital caption content alone includes 75 additional items including 31 testimony excerpts. In addition, reproductions of 11 selected collection pieces offer a hands-on learning experience.
With thanks to the following supporters:
The Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada grant program
The Government of Canada through Western Economic Diversification Canada
Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation; London Drugs; Coast Hotels; Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Vancouver; Dr. Robert & Marilyn Krell; Leon (z'l) & Evelyn Kahn and Family; Isaac & Judy Thau; Jody & Harvey Dales; Birgit Westergaard & Norman Gladstone; The Ben & Esther Dayson Charitable Foundation; Rabbi Yosef Wosk; Bob Markin & Ralph Markin; and The Lohn Foundation