Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society for Education and Remembrance

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Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society for Education and Remembrance

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  • VHCS

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1983-

History

The Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society for Education and Remembrance (VHCS) was founded in 1983 by a group of British Columbian survivors of the Holocaust and those with ties to the Warsaw Ghetto Committee and the Standing Committee on Holocaust Education of the Canadian Jewish Congress (Pacific Region). The society received charitable status in 1985. Its goal, realized in 1994, was to leave a permanent legacy to the province in the form of a Centre devoted to Holocaust-based anti-racism programming. In 1990, the VHCS partnered with the Jewish Community Centre on the Phase III development of its centre at 41st and Oak in Vancouver, and is located in the basement of that building.

Key members of the Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society are:
Dr. Robert Krell, Founding President, 1983-1998
Robbie Waisman, President, 1998-2004
Rita Axelrod, President, 2004-2007
Jody Dales, President, 2007-2010
Ed Lewin, President, 2010-2016
Philip Levinson, President, 2016-

Rubin Pinsky chaired the VHCS collections committee in the early 1990s.

Early activities and programs of the VHCS occurred in the following areas:
Remembrance, Holocaust documentation, outreach program, community education, publishing, exhibitions and collections, child survivor group, second generation group, fundraising and the construction of a Holocaust memorial.

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Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Committee (1952-2014)

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hierarchical

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Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Committee

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Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society for Education and Remembrance

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Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (1994–)

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hierarchical

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Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

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Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society for Education and Remembrance

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Holocaust Memorial Committee ([1986–1987])

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Holocaust Memorial Committee

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Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society for Education and Remembrance

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Akselrod, Rita

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associative

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Akselrod, Rita

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Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society for Education and Remembrance

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2005-2007

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President of the board of the Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society

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Waisman, Robbie

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associative

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Waisman, Robbie

is the associate of

Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society for Education and Remembrance

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1998-2004

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President of the board of the Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society

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Krell, Robert

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associative

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Krell, Robert

is the associate of

Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society for Education and Remembrance

Dates of the relationship

1994-1998

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President of the board of the Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society

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