2012 Marks 18 Years For The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre & The Appointment Of A New Executive Director At The Helm
A great story of leadership transition in one of Vancouver's most important settings for dialogue on the necessary topic of anti-racism teaching via innovative curatorial work. The founders of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre should beam with pride on the renewal here from the noble work of Frieda Miller to the new leadership of Nina Krieger.
Frieda Miller, who has been with the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre since its founding in 1994, is retiring after six years as Executive Director. The Centre’s exhibits and education programs, which reach more than 15,000 students each year, place it among the most respected Holocaust centres in North America.
Miller has been responsible for much of the dynamic programming at the VHEC in recent years. Many will remember the impressive productions of the operas Brundibar and The Emperor of Atlantis. The Centre’s exhibit on view during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, More Than Just Games: Canada & the 1936 Olympics, achieved national acclaim and drew Canadians’ attention to the choices faced by athletes invited to participate in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
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