The night of December 30th, 2011, five headstones in Victoria’s Emanu-El Jewish Cemetery were desecrated with graffiti swastikas. All five were stones marking the graves of Holocaust survivors. A week later, over 1,000 people gathered for a vigil honouring those buried and showing solidarity in the face of hatred.
Our upcoming online exhibit reports on this event, and delves into other community responses to desecration.
Exhibit curators Alissa Cartwright and Kaitlin Findlay join us December 9, 2015, to launch this exhibit and share a peek into their process of developing it. Both are students of Public History at the University of Victoria.
December 9, 2015
6184 Ash Street