Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre

  • HEC


Asper Jewish Community Campus
Suite C140 - 123 Doncaster Street
R3N 2B2


+204 477-7460
+204 478 8590 (Belle Jarniewski (Executive Director))


+204 477-7465


The Holocaust Education Centre was founded by local survivors who were dedicated to building a museum where various groups, especially students, could come and benefit from presentations by Holocaust survivors and educators and look at their precious artifacts which illustrate even further the families and the world that these brave men and women have lost.

In January 1999, the HEC amalgamated with the Marion and Ed Vickar Jewish Museum of Western Canada and the Jewish Historical Society of Western Canada to become the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada. The Jewish Heritage Centre is now performing all the functions of the Museum, Holocaust Centre, and Historical Society combined, to continue to preserve the Heritage of the Jewish people of Western Canada.

Mandates/Sources of Authority

The mandate of the Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre is to raise awareness and understanding of the history of the Shoah through education. HEC addresses the fact that society continues to witness genocide due to continuing racism and hatred and that we must all be vigilant in opposing racism, antisemitism and other forms of bigotry.


Built in 1997, the Asper Jewish Community Campus is a 200,000 square foot facility that is a combination of heritage buildings from the early 20th century and stunning modern architectural design.

Archival and Other Holdings

The Centre’s exhibits consist of artefacts donated by Manitoba Holocaust survivors and their families. Text panels further outline the history of the Holocaust.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

The archives of the JHCWC can be searched through here.

Opening Times

Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Friday 8:30am - 3:00pm

There is no cost to view the displays, but the centre gladly accepts donations to help support the organization.


The Campus is fully accessible and has adjacent parking for members and visitors. You will need to register your vehicle as a visitor with security when you enter the building.

Research Services

A special reading room with books on the Holocaust, a computer with Internet is available for research purposes upon request.

Public Areas

A Kaddish corner offers the opportunity for prayer and reflection.


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