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Holocaust Memorial Committee fonds

  • CA VHEC RA039
  • Fonds
  • 1986–1994, predominant 1986–1987

Fonds is comprised of administrative and other records generated as a result of the activities of the Holocaust Memorial Committee of the VHCS. The Holocaust Memorial Committee managed the building of a Holocaust memorial monument and an accompanying commemorative book project. The VHCS initiated and funded the committee’s work; its board members at the time of the memorial unveiling were Robert Krell, Leon Kahn, Dave Shafran, Freda Kaplan, Robbie Waisman, Leon Dales, Mariette Doduck, David Ehrlich, Lili Folk, Rome Fox, Paul Heller and Jack Kowarsky. Records in fonds include administrative files, inscription requests, correspondence, draft text of commemorative book, and photographs.

Holocaust Memorial Committee

Holocaust-era serials collection

  • CA VHEC RA037
  • Fonds
  • 1919–1983, predominant 1933–1944

Collection 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.

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Committee fonds

  • CA VHEC RA006
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2011, predominant 1980-1986

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 8 series: minutes, committee activities, subject files, clippings, publications, ephemera, photographs, and sound. Fonds includes records of the committee when it was known as the Warsaw Ghetto Committee.

Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Committee

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre fonds

  • CA VHEC RA000
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2019

Fonds consists of records generated by staff and volunteers of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in the planning and administration of exhibitions, school programs, commemorative events, symposia, communications as well as a resource centre. Fonds has been arranged into the following series: Exhibition records, Newsletters, Event programming records.

Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society for Education and Remembrance

Iza Laponce collection

  • CA VHEC RA040
  • Collection
  • 2019

Collection is comprised of writings by Polish Holocaust survivor Iza Laponce and identity cards belonging to Helena and Stanislaw Fiszhaut, the couple who adopted Iza Laponce. Writings are parts one and two of Laponce's memoir and a draft of an article on the subject of Jews in wartime Warsaw.

Laponce, Iza

Joan Imai fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1969-1979

Fonds consists of a single series: Photographs (1969-1979). Records relate to the activities of the Vancouver Japanese United Church English-Speaking Congregation.

Imai, Joan

Dorothy Yamamato fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1979-1991

Fonds consists of a single series: Photographs (1979-1991). Records relate to the activities of the Vancouver Japanese United Church English-Speaking Congregation.

Yamamato, Dorothy

Vancouver Japanese United Church fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-2017

Fonds consist of records from the Japanese Methodist/United Church, Powell St., Fairview, Steveston, and New Westminster Japanese Churches, and the English-speaking Congregation sous-fonds. Records include: Baptism, marriage and burial records (1896-1942); Membership records (1896-1942); Board and Committee records (1918-1942); Sunday School records (1932-1941); Youth Group records ([before 1942]-1942); Special Program records (1922-1942); Correspondence/Subject files ([before 1942]-1968); Annual reports (1929-1941); Newsletters (1928-1941); and Photographs ([1897?]-1950).

The English-speaking Congregation sous-fonds includes: Baptism, marriage, and burial records (1970-2008); Membership records (1959-2016); Board and Committee records (1955-2017); Annual reports (1971-2016); Bulletins and newsletters (1954-2009); Church history (1936-2013); Women's group records (1989-1999); Records of other groups (1952-1970); and Photographs (1905-2006).

Vancouver Japanese United Church

Canadian National Steamships collection

  • CA VMM VMM65
  • Collection
  • 1920-1996, predominant 1930-1976

This collection consists primarily of interdepartmental correspondence and other organizational records created by the Pacific Coast branch of the Canadian National Steamships Company (CNSS). Records were created primarily between the 1920s and the 1970s, during the CNSS' years of operation. Some records (see series 23-26) are not CNSS organizational records, and were added to the collection by other interested donors. The series' records pertain to the company's operations in Vancouver, Victoria, and the West Coast of Canada.

Series 1-21 of the collection consist of the CNSS' organizational records; they were donated by the CNSS, and arranged according to the original order indicated by the markings on the company's original file folders. Series 22 consists of miscellaneous organizational records arranged by the archivist. Series 23-26 consist of a collection of ephemera, promotional materials, photographs, and articles that were arranged on the basis of content.

Knox United Church (Terrace, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1913-2005

Fonds consists of records from Skeena River Methodist Circuit which includes Terrace, Kitsegucla, Kitselas and Cedarvale, Knox Presbyterian Church (Terrace, B.C.), and Knox United Church (Terrace, B.C.). Records include Baptism registers (1920-1993), marriage registers (including civil) (1921-1988), and burial registers (1921-1972); Board and committee records (1913-1989); Property and legal records (1981-1988); Women's group records (1932-2005); Sunday school records (1954-1972); Youth group records (1954-1957); Records of other congregational groups (1954-[198-?]); Ecumenical group records (1970-1982); Congregational financial records (1965-1976); Annual reports (1956-1992); Newsletters (1972-1991); and Photographs (1912-1992).

Knox United Church (Terrace, B.C.)

Writing Lives Memoir Project collection

  • CA VHEC RA036
  • Collection
  • 2016–2018

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, 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 the history of the Holocaust. 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 2016–2017; 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).

Meyer family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1875–[after 1980s?]

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 owned by Paul Meyer in Vancouver. Records include identity and transit documents, records related to taxes and fines, diaries, photographs, publications 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--]).

Meyer family

Knoll family fonds

  • CA VHEC RA029
  • Fonds
  • 1917–[2015]

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–[2015]), Bert and Molly Knoll documents series (1929–2008) and Josef and Regina Knoll documents series (1917–1939).

Knoll family

Baltuch, Schmucker family fonds

  • CA VHEC RA015
  • Fonds
  • [188-]–[before 1994]

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).

Baltuch, Schmucker family

Inge (Kollmann) Manes fonds

  • CA VHEC R018
  • Fonds
  • [194-]–1990

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 and Alice Schiffer file.

Manes, Inge

Louise Stein Sorensen fonds

  • CA VHEC RA024
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1921]-2019

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.

Louise Stein Sorensen

Dr. Serge Vanry fonds

  • CA VHEC RA035
  • Fonds
  • 1940–1946; 2018

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).

Vanry, Serge

Vilcsek family collection

  • CA VHEC RA033
  • Fonds
  • [after 1881]–1971

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 three series: Correspondence (1942), Family records ([after 1881]–1949) and Artworks (1969–1971).

Vilcsek family

Pollák, Deneberger, Kiss family fonds

  • CA VHEC RA034
  • Fonds
  • 1900–[after 1990]

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.

Pollák, Deneberger, Kiss family

Takashi Komiyama fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1938-1959

Fonds consists of three record series: Church-related records (1938-1946); Reference materials (1942-1963); and Community advisor records (1944). Record types include reports, lectures, clippings, and memorabilia, primarily concerning the treatment of Japanese Canadians during World War II.

Komiyama, Takashi

Douglas H. Telfer fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1932-1952

Fonds consists of two record series: Correspondence (1932-1952) and Sermons and Lectures (1938-1951).

Telfer, Douglas H.

President's Office fonds

  • VCCL F-26
  • Fonds
  • 1989 - 2012

This fonds consists of budgets, correspondence, reports, invoices, receipts, project files, strategic plans, policies, indexes and annual reports

Vancouver Community College. President's Office

Facilities Management fonds

  • VCCL F-27
  • Fonds
  • 1983 - 2010

This fonds consists of general correspondence, insurance claims, contracts, plans, permits and licenses, reports, budgets, and project documents.

Vancouver Community College. Facilities Management

Jack Gardner fonds

  • CA VHEC RA025
  • Fonds
  • [194-]–2001

Fonds consists of records generated as a result of Jack Gardner’s role in the Red Army, his medical leave, his 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.

Gardner, Jack

Sonner family fonds

  • CA VHEC RA010
  • Fonds
  • 1916-2007

Collection consists of vital records, administrative documents, original 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 vital statistics, career history, education, travels and emigration efforts of the family from the late 1940s until the mid-2000s. Collection has been arranged into 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).

Sonner family

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