Fonds is comprised of correspondence, photographs, identity and personal documents, society registration documents, minutes, clippings, memorabilia and ephemera created or collected by Alexander and Gina Dimant in Poland, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Italy and Canada. Records pertain to their family history, work, school, and social and volunteer activities prior to and after the Second World War.
Records have been arranged into the following series: Correspondence (1941–2019), Photographs ([1920?]–, Personal records (1938–2013), Artefacts (1940–[before 1948], 1997), Clippings and ephemera ([after 1942]–2019) and Janusz Korczak Association of Canada records (2001–2008).
Fonds consists of photograph albums and loose photos, personal records, passports, financial records, reparation and compensation claims forms, correspondence, notebooks and notes, ephemera and published materials relating to the lives of the Baltuch and Schmucker families before, during and after the Second World War. Fonds has been arranged into the following series: Baltuch, Schmucker family photographs series ([188-]–1964); Baltuch, Schmucker family personal records series (1906–1961); Josef and Rosa Baltuch emigration and immigration documents series (1943–1961); Household and financial records (1919–1984); Rosa Baltuch reparation and compensation documents series (1934–1966); Baltuch, Schmucker family correspondence series ([before 1941]–1980); Notebooks and notes series ([before 1994]); Baltuch, Schmucker family ephemera series ([before 1994]); Baltuch, Schmucker family artefacts series ([before 1994]); and Baltuch, Schmucker family collected books series (1930–1980).
Fonds consists of photograph albums, loose photographs, books, memoir, table cloth and official documents relating to the lives of members of the Bick family. Fonds has been arranged into the following series: Werner Bick memoir series (2002), Prayer books series (1868–1933), Bick family photographs series ([1891?]–[200-]), Siegfried and Johanna Bick emigration documents series (1938–1939) and Household object series ([before 1979]).
Collection consists of articles, lectures, correspondence, newspaper clippings and other textual and digital material and produced and collected by John Conway relating to the life, activity and legacy of Dr. Rudolf Vrba, a Slovak Jewish Holocaust survivor escaped from Auschwitz and associate professor of pharmacology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. Collection includes audiovisual records related to Vrba from the VHEC’s institutional holdings.
Collection has been arranged into the following series: Vierteljahrshefre für Zeitgelchichte correspondence series (1997–2010); Vrba memorial lecture series (2006–2014); Biographical material series (1987–2010); Vrba correspondence series (2004–2007); and Articles and lectures series (1992–2013).
Fonds consists of identification papers, travel documents, letters of reference, ephemera as well as family photographs and heirlooms. Records document the Feldmans’ experience of the Holocaust in Poland, specifically their time in displaced persons camps, in Bergen-Belsen, as well as their immigration to and life in Canada. Fonds is divided into the following series: Regina Feldman series ([1923?]–[196-]) and David Feldman series ([18--]–1990).
Collection consists of materials relating to Warsaw, Poland, in the Second World War era. Records include correspondence from Komar's family living in the Warsaw ghetto, documents showing a German leaflet dropped on Warsaw in 1938 and accompanying translations and commentary by the donor. Collection has been arranged into two series: German leaflet dropped from planes ([1939?], 1990) and Letters from the Warsaw ghetto (1938–1942; 1996).
Fonds is comprised of photographs, certificates, identity and repatriation cards, correspondence and photocopies of administrative records. Records pertain to the experiences of the Vanry family during the Holocaust in France. Fonds also includes photographs and a speech created as a result of Serge Vanry’s participation in a ceremony honouring his rescuers, René and Marguerite Poignard of Neuvy-en-Sullias, held in France in 2018.
Fonds is arranged into the following two series: Family records ([1942 or 1943]–1945, 2018) and Photographs (1940–[circa 1945]; 2018).
Fonds consists of story drafts and manuscripts; photographic prints, negatives and slides; videocassettes; audio cassettes; vital and personal records; and correspondence relating to the lives of members of the Dunner family. Records detail their experiences before, during and after the Holocaust, as well as their involvement in works related to the Holocaust. Fonds has been arranged into the following series: Gisele Warren series (1917–[197-?]) and Barry Dunner series (1990–1995).
Fonds consists of vital records, passports and travel permits, correspondence, objects, photographs, letters of reference, and ephemera relating to the lives of members of the Eisinger family, as well as their family history. Fonds has been arranged into the following series: Eisinger family government and vital records series (1916–1980); Eisinger, Marcus family correspondence series (1939–1954); Bedrich Eisinger Czechoslovak Army documents and objects series (1940–1946); Gerda Eisinger career documents series (1939–1977); Eisinger family photographs series (1937–[197-]); Reparation and compensation documents series (1951–2008); Eisinger genealogy research series (1994–2011); and Eisinger, Marcus family ephemera series ([194-]–1988).
Fonds consists of postcards, photographs, identity, work and personal documents produced or received by Frank Orban relating to his family, work and life in Hungary, Israel, Greece and Canada. Fonds has been arranged into the following series: Postcards series (1944), Photographs series ([191-]–2005), Personal records series (1938–2005), and Compensation correspondence series (1998–2004).
The collection consists of vital records, administrative documents, trade certificates, travel papers, correspondence, letters of reference, liturgical materials, and photographs relating to the lives of members of the Gottfried family and the families of Gerda and Lori Gottfried's husbands (the Kraus and Seemann families, respectively). Records detail the vital statistics, career history, educational attainment, travels and emigration efforts of the family from the early twentieth century until the beginning of the twenty-first century. Collection has been arranged into the following series: Vienna ([189-]–1939), Shanghai (1939–1949), Emigration (1947–1950), Vancouver (1949–2000), Photographs ([191-]–[197-]).
Collection consists of Holocaust-related material collected by Harrison and Hilary Brown. Records include booklets, pamphlets, propagada, news clippings, articles and reports by Harrison Brown, a scrapbook containing notices of his speaking tours and private correspondence, in German with translations by Hilary Brown. Collection has been arranged into the following eight series: Pamphlets (1933–1951); Friends of Europe: Monthly survey of German publications (1934); Official Nazi material on women (1935–1946); Articles by Harrison Brown (1932–1943); Newspaper clippings (1933–1960); Personal correspondence (1932–1933); Early Nazi propaganda (1932–1936; 1998); Scrap Book (1934).
Collection is comprised of newspapers, magazines and 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 and military and resistance activities. Serials in collection are both originals and reprints printed after the original publication.
Fonds consists of Manes' Star of David badge worn in Belgium, as well as documents and photographs documenting her and her family's experience of the Holocaust in Belgium. Fonds has been arranged into two files: Kollmann family file ([194-]–1962) and Alice Schiffer file ([1962?]–1990).
Fonds consists of records generated as a result of Jack Gardner’s role in the Red Army, his medical leave, residency in the Foehrenwald displaced persons camp, immigration to North America and his advocacy work in restoring Jewish cemeteries and mass graves in Sambir, L’viv Oblast, Ukraine. Records include correspondence, identification, permits, licenses, certificates, legal documents and clippings.
The fonds consists of a typewritten manuscript detailing Jakoubovitch’s experience of the Holocaust. It is accompanied by digitized photographs and one photocopied newpaper clipping and one item of correspondence relating to the manuscript and the testimony recorded therein. Fonds has been arranged into two files: Testimony and associated materials (1994); Digitized photographs [originally created ca. 1930, 1949; digitized 2016].
Fonds consists of case files, committee reports and correspondence relating to Rose’s work with Jewish immigrants to Canada in the 1940s and 1950s. Also included are a number of commemorative materials including obituaries and tribute articles. Collection has been arranged into the following series: Immigration case work (1939–1966); Commemorative materials (1939–1959); Audio testimony (1982).
Fonds consists of photographs, vital records, personal notes, transcribed songs, correspondence and ephemera relating to the life of Jennie Phillips. Fonds has been arranged into the following series: JP photographs series (1912–1982), JP vital records series (1953–1979), JP personal papers series (1946–1987), Transcribed ghetto and camp songs series (1946), Stutthof Museum correspondence series (1984–1985) and JP ephemera series (1972).
Fonds consists of memoirs, correspondence, photographs, vital records, travel documents, financial documents, publications, newspaper and magazine clippings, handwritten notes and drawings, maps, conference papers and artefacts relating to the life of John Herbert. Records chronicle John Herbert’s personal life, pursuit of higher education, career history, hobbies, travels and struggle to attain compensation for the properties seized from his family during the Second World War. Fonds has been arranged into the following series: JH memoirs series (1938–2010), Karpowitz family series (1939–2005), JH career documents series (1945–1988), JH inheritance and claims documents series (1924–2010), JH correspondence series (1955–2005), Research resources and notes series (1972–2005), Travel documents series (1946–1986), Inventions documents series (1979–1984), JH clippings series (1972–1988) and JH artefacts series.
Fonds consists of vital records, citizenship documents, correspondence, photographs, slides, published materials, manuscript, videocassette, audio cassettes and objects relating to the lives and interests of the Kaplan family. Fonds has been arranged into the following series: Kaplan family personal records series (1994–1948); Kaplan family correspondence series (1947–1960); Kaplan family audio-visual materials series ([circa 1975], 1992); Kaplan, Shak family collected published materials series ([before 1989]); Kaplan, Shak photographs series ([193-]–1992); Kaplan, Shak family artefacts series (1946–1949); Boris Shak manuscript series ([199-]) and Odie Kaplan Theresienstadt visit materials series (1993).
Fonds consist of personal records, passports, Canadian certificates of citizenship, Bert Knoll’s notes, speeches and drafts of his life writing and photographs taken in Austria, Germany, Israel and Canada. Most of the documents pertain to the Knoll family’s life in Austria until German Anschluss and Bert’s experience as an enemy alien in camps in England and Canada.
Fonds has been arranged into the following three series: Knoll, Klein family photographs series (1922–), Bert and Molly Knoll documents series (1929–2008) and Josef and Regina Knoll documents series (1917–1939).
Fonds consists of textual records, graphic materials, and artefacts relating to Louise Sorensen’s life in the Netherlands, some of which was spent in hiding. Many of the items are wartime records, including photographs and negatives, correspondence, paper currency, drawings, notice of registration, official and forged identity cards, and ration cards. Additionally, the fonds contains copies of Sorensen’s great-uncle’s daughter’s, Ans’, testimonies; several English translations of items provided by Sorensen; and a 1947 second edition of Anne Frank’s Het Achterhuis, or The Diary of a Young Girl, also known as the Diary of Anne Frank. The fonds has been arranged by the archivist into the following six series: Personal records, Family records, Photographs, Correspondence, Currency and Publications and writings.
Collection is comprised of memorabilia received or collected by Maurice Smith while performing military service in Italy and the Netherlands. Collection is divided into three series: Artefacts [between 1939 and 1945], Correspondence, photograph (1945) and Publications and ephemera (1944–1945).
The records in this fonds pertain to the experience of Mayer Levit after his liberation from Bergen-Belsen. These include transit and identification documents, a prayer book, embroidered towel, ration card and official documents attesting to his status as prisoner and his subsequent application for compensation.
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the life, military service and work of members of the Meyer family in Germany before 1939, records related to their attempts to leave Germany and personal objects used by Paul Meyer in Vancouver. Records include identity and transit documents, records related to taxes and fines, diaries, photographs, publications, personal items and correspondence. The fonds has been arranged by the archivist into the following five series:
Family records series (1875–1939), Correspondence series (1938–1939), Writings, publications and ephemera series (1915–1976), Photographs series ([1900-1901?]–[after 1980s?]) and Artefacts series ([19--]).
Collection consists of records gathered or purchased by Peter N. Moogk as a result of his interest in Second World War history. Records document the Holocaust era in Europe, in particular the Netherlands, under the German occupation government. Collection has been divided into the following series: Photographs (1945; 1981); Posters (1940–1946); Correspondence (1934–1987); Publications and ephemera (1933–1945) and Artefacts (1935–).
The collection consists of correspondence from Pichos Zozulya to his descendants, describing the family’s experience of the Holocaust and its aftermath. Also includes a photograph of Pichos Zozulya dated 1964. Collection has been arranged into two files: Letters (1944) and Photograph (1964).
Fonds is comprised of correspondence, family records and photographs created and/or kept by members of the Pollák, Deneberger and Kiss family, a Jewish family living in Tápiószele, Hungary during the Second World War. Records document the family's separation, internment, hiding and well as pre- and post-war activities.
Fonds consists of scrapbook and supplemental materials, correspondence, photographs and family history documents relating to the lives of the Rosengarten family. Fonds has been arranged into the following series: Themar, Thüringen scrapbook series ([192-]–1983), Manfred and Eveline Rosengarten documents series (1945–2008), Andrew Rosengarten family history documents series (2000–2002), Rosengarten family photographs series (1986–[200-]), Rosengarten family artefacts series (circa twentieth century) and Rosengarten family collected books series (1942).
Fonds consists of photographs, International Refugee Organization (IRO) documents, court document, correspondence, and German driver’s license relating to the life of Sender Mines. Fonds has been arranged into the following series: SM photographs series (1922–[195-]), SM IRO documents series (1949–1951), Court document series (1951), and Bund der Verfolgten des Naziregimes e.V. (BVN) correspondence series (1951).
Fonds consists of vital statistics records, administrative documents, drawings, publications, educational certificates, academic papers, photographs, correspondence, letters of reference and audio-visual testimony relating to the life and work of Eric and Rose Sonner. Records detail the life events, career history, education, travels and emigration efforts of the family from the late 1940s until the mid-2000s. Collection is arranged in the following series: Terezín (1942–1945); Prague (1946–1949); Academic works (horticulture) (1947–1950); Correspondence and ephemera (1949–2000); Vital statistics records (Canada) (1949–2007); Eric Sonner testimony ([194-]–[before 2009]); and Photographs ([192-], 2016).
Fonds consists of records relating to the pre- and post-war experience of Rebecca (née Buckman) Teitelbaum, Herman Teitelbaum and their family. Fonds is arranged into five series: Notebooks (1944–1945), Correspondence (1944–1945), Identification and related records (1938–1974), Photographs (–1947) and Objects .
Collection consists of photographs collected by Tom Perry and a letter written to Perry's wife, Claire, documenting the conditions he witnessed in the Buchenwald concentration camp, nine days after liberation.
Collection consists primarily of records generated or used during the period of the Second World War by the Vilcsek family in Budapest, Hungary. These include vital statistics and personal records of the Vilcsek family, photographs, and postcards mailed to the family from Ernő Vilcsek while he was in a labour camp in Hungary. Collection also consists of artworks, several on the theme of the Holocaust, created by Eva Kero after her immigration to Vancouver, BC.
Collection has been arranged into four series: Correspondence (1942), Family records ([after 1881]–1949), Artworks (1969–1971) and Photographs (1917–[before 1943]).
Collection is comprised of records accumulated as a result of the participation of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in a project entitled Writing Lives: The Holocaust Survivor Memoir Project. Writing Lives was a partnership between Langara College’s English and History departments (spearheaded by instructor Rachel Mines), the Azrieli Foundation and the VHEC. For the project, students at Langara College worked closely with Vancouver-based Holocaust survivors to produce their written memoirs over the course of two semesters. In the first semester, students learned about the Holocaust by studying literary and historical texts. In the second semester, students interviewed survivors, transcribed the interviews and together with the survivors, completed written memoirs. In this fonds are the memoirs, administrative files and digital photographs produced during the two-year run of the project. Seven survivors participated in the first year of the project, from 2016 to 2017; five survivors participated in the second year of the project, from 2017 to 2018.
Collection is divided into three series: Memoirs (2017–2018), Administrative files (2016–2018) and Photographs (2017–2018).
Fonds is comprised of records created by Anita Ornstein in her capacity as secretary of the Committee, and those accumulated by previous secretaries. Also included are the records accumulated by Sophie Waldman as a member of the Committee executive. The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, clippings and publications relating to the activities sponsored by the Committee. Fonds also includes a collection of short articles and publications on topics relating to the mandate of the Committee. Fonds is organized into eight series: Minutes (1960–1986), Committee activities (1964–1988), Subject files (1960–1988), Clippings (1981–1989), Publications (1972–1988), Ephemera (1970–1988), Photographs (1984–1985) and Sound (n.d.). Fonds includes records of the committee when it was known as the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial Committee.
Fonds consists of records relating to the ennobling of the von Baiersdorf family in 1884, the family’s personal financial record keeping, marriages, Otto Reif’s assistance to a displaced person, Erna von Engel-Baiersdorf’s work as a museum curator and artist, the deaths of Clara Baiersdorf Erdos and Elise Reif and the family’s religious and liturgical life.
Records include correspondence; an illuminated document conferring a noble title on the von Baiersdorf family from the nineteenth century; personal photographs; two death books; an autograph book; two ledgers; a small collection of rare published books—including a nineteenth-century German-language Bible illustrated by Gustav Doré—and several ephemeral items including post cards and newspaper clippings.
Fonds is arranged into the following series: 1884 title (1884); Correspondence (1884–[196-?]); Photographs (1884–[196-?]) and Publications and Ephemera ([189-]–[194-]).