Explore Western Canada's largest collection of Holocaust-related artefacts, survivor testimonies, archival materials, books, films and educational resources through the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre's collections management system. The VHEC acquires, preserves and makes available these items as documentary evidence of the Holocaust and its effect on individuals, families and society.
The library, museum, archives and testimony collections were formally established when the Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society opened the VHEC in 1994, and have continued to grow ever since. Survivors and their families have donated personal items, which are accessible to researchers along with gifts from private collectors, military veterans, community members and academics. Each item carries a unique Holocaust perspective.
Staff are continually adding catalogue records and digitizing items from the collection. Researchers are encouraged to contact the VHEC to inquire about its holdings and to access non-digitized materials described in this system.