25 2015

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Community Event

7:00PM - 9:15PM  

Annette & Norman Rothstein Theatre 950 West 41st Avenue
604-264-0499 ninakrieger@vhec.org

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The UN General Assembly designated January 27 — the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau — as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honour the victims of the Nazi era and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides. The United Nations strives to remind the world of the lessons to be learned from the Holocaust so as to help prevent future acts of genocide.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Program includes candle lighting process of Holocaust Survivors and Documetary Film Screening: NUMBERED.
NUMBERED is an explosive, highly visual, and emotionally cinematic journey, guided by testimonies and portraits of these survivors. The film documents the dark time and setting during which these tattoos were assigned as well as the meaning they took on in the years following the war.
Admission by donation at the door.

Sponsor: VHEC, JFGV, NRT, Azrieli Foundation ,Province of BC