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Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs West Coast Launch
Joy Runs Deeper
By Bronia & Joseph Beker
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Location: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 3J9
Admission: Free, but space is limited. Please RSVP above.
Featuring Jeanne Beker: Journalist and author. Those in attendance will receive a complimentary copy of Joy Runs Deeper.
Museum of Vancouver feature exhibition by donation for attendees of the launch: From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women's Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s.
Jeanne Beker will be reading from her parents’ memoir, Joy Runs Deeper at the Museum of Vancouver on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7 PM. Bronia and Joseph Beker paint a colourful picture of prewar life in Kozowa, a small town in eastern Poland where they met and fell in love. When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, everything changed. Until their liberation, the Bekers were first confined to a ghetto and then on the run, relying on the kindness of strangers — and luck. They were adamant about telling their daughters every detail of their war experience, time and time again.
Coinciding with the West Coast launch of Joy Runs Deeper is the Museum of Vancouver exhibition, From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s. This exhibition features rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. From the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke, this exhibition demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.
This program is presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in partnership with the Azrieli Foundation and the Museum of Vancouver. The Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program was established by the Azrieli Foundation to collect, preserve and share the memoirs written by Holocaust survivors who came to Canada after the war. The program is guided by the conviction that such stories play an important role in education about tolerance and diversity and pay tribute to those who risked their lives to save others.