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Vancouver Holocaust Education Center


Basic Information

Location 50 - 950 W 41st Ave Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7 Canada
Phone number 604.264.0499
Country Canada
City Vancouver

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility yes
Website http://www.vhec.org/
Geographical Coordinates 49.23351,-123.12597


The Vancouver Holocaust Center 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 Center devoted to Holocaust based anti-racism education.

The Vancouver Holocaust Education Center is a teaching museum and a leader in Holocaust education in British Columbia, reaching more than 15,000 students annually. It produces acclaimed exhibits, innovative school programs and teaching materials, including online exhibits. The VHEC presents numerous public cultural and commemorative events and publishes a newsletter, Zachor, three times a year. The Center maintains a museum collection and archives, survivor testimony project, library, rare books and special collections, and resource center.

The mission of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Center is to promote human rights, social justice and genocide awareness and to teach about the causes and consequences of discrimination, racism and antisemitism through education and remembrance of the Holocaust.

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