FREE EXHIBITION TOUR In Focus: The Holocaust through the VHEC Collection

Last updated on
Monday, November 6th, 2023
Experience type: 
Program Description

The VHEC's teaching exhibition In Focus: The Holocaust through the VHEC Collection introduces students to the history of the Holocaust with reference to primary source artefacts belonging to Holocaust survivors and victims. Led by a VHEC museum educator, the exhibition tour covers topics such as pre-war Jewish life, antisemitism, the rise of Nazism, Jewish refugees, rescue, resistance and post-war life. Over 90 artefacts donated by local Holocaust survivors are on view in this exhibition, each of which tells a poignant and unique story of Jewish life during the Holocaust. Students are given the opportunity for hands-on examination of select artefacts including personal letters, toys, photos, propaganda and other items. Tours include a workshop featuring survivor video testimonies and short films. On view until June 2024. Book now:

Big Ideas
  • Systems of government vary in their respect for human rights and freedoms.
  • Collective identity is constructed and can change over time.
  • Disparities in power alter the balance of relationships between individuals and between societies.
  • Emerging ideas and ideologies profoundly influence societies and events.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Adult Groups, Guides, Homeschool, Other, Scouts
    Packages Provided: 
    Pre-Visit Information Package
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    Cost Per Adult: 
    Fee Notes: 

    Free of charge thanks to the generous sponsorship of Summit Ice.