The Holocaust Education Centre is located on the lower level of the Jewish Community Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Holocaust Education Centre is an important learning tool in the Vancouver Region. Located in the Jewish Cultural Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia the Museum offers exhibits throughout the year focusing on a range of issues faced by people of Jewish faith. It is also a teaching museum which travels throughout Canada and the United States with an anti-racism holocaust message.
Founded in 1983 by Holocaust survivors in remembrance of the atrocities and horrors that occurred around the time of the Second World War. In 1994 the space on the bottom floor of the Jewish Cultural Centre was set aside for the current Education Centre.
Throughout the year the Centre offers exhibits, lectures, film screenings and information integral to documenting and presenting the histories, images and artifacts relating to the experiences of holocaust survivors. Many of these stories have been documented and are used to educate visitors to the Centre.
Currently, the Museum is presenting the Olympic based exhibit: More than just games: Canada and the 1936 Olympics which runs from October 15, 2009 to June 18, 2010. It presents how athletes - both Canadian and German - were affected by the segregation of these Olympics as well as people of Jewish faith and other German citizens considered undesirable.
The Holocaust Education Centre is internationally renowned and works to combat racism, prejudice, genocide and anti-Semitic tendencies through its documented experiences of the Holocaust, speakers, films and creative exhibits targeting current issues for a wide range of ages and interests.
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