Holocaust-era serials collection
Fonds / Archival Collection
Title NoteTitle is based on contents of collection.
Extent & Medium195 items
Date1919–1983, predominant 1933–1944
Date NoteIn the case of reprints, date refers to date of original publication when date of reprint is unknown.
Administrative/Biographical HistoryThe Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (VHEC) was opened in 1994 by the Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society (VHCS). The VHEC is devoted to Holocaust-based anti-racism education and commemoration. Its staff produce thematic exhibits, school programs and commemorative events, publish a newsletter entitled Zachor and administrate the Wosk Publishing Program. The VHEC holds Western Canada’s largest collection of Holocaust-related artefacts, Holocaust testimonies and archival records and manages a comprehensive library of books, films, educational resources, as well as rare books and special collections.
Scope & ContentCollection is comprised of newspapers, magazines and other periodicals published in Western Europe and the United States in the period leading up to and during the Second World War. Publications are relevant to Holocaust studies and education in that they demonstrate widespread antisemitism, Nazi propaganda, international responses and military and resistance activities. Serials in collection are both originals and reprints printed after the original publication.
Archival HistoryCollection was aggregated by the archivist from multiple donations to the VHEC from multiple donors in the following accessions:
AccrualsFurther accruals are possible.
LanguageGerman, Dutch, English, French, Italian
System of ArrangementCollection is arranged into series alphabetically by publication title. Reprints of pages from multiple publications reproduced as a single item are in Reprints series.
RightsMaterials available for research and education purposes only. Permission to publish, copy or otherwise use these materials must be obtained from the copyright holders.
Archivist's NoteArranged and described in 2019 by Shyla Seller, Lorenzo Camerini, Anna Bruder and Shannon LaBelle
Date of Description2019