Museum

The museum collection comprises over 200 objects and artworks. Visitors may browse catalogue records or search for specific items using the catalogue's advanced search. 

Objects in the collection document Jewish life from the late nineteenth century to the present day with a particular focus on the rise of Nazism, persecution during the Holocaust, and post-war immigration and settlement in Canada. The museum also holds Western Canada's largest collection of materials that relate to the internment of Jewish refugees in Canada during the Second World War. 

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, researcher access to the museum collection is temporarily suspended. Researchers are encouraged to contact 604-264-0499 or email collections@vhec.org with questions.

About the Museum Collection

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MUSEUM COLLECTION

circa 1942

Unknown, possibly 1940s