Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

Identity area

Identifier

VHEC

Authorized form of name

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Historical Society;Educational Organization
  • Historical Society;Museum

Contact area

 

Director

Type

Address

Street address

50-950 West 41st Avenue

Locality

Vancouver

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V5Z 2N7

Telephone

604-264-0499

Fax

604-264-0497

Email

Note

 

Archivist Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

Locality

Region

Country name

Postal code

Telephone

604-264-0499

Fax

604-264-0497

Email

Note

Description area

History

The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (VHEC) opened in 1994.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

The mission of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre is to promote human rights, social justice and genocide awareness and to teach about the causes and consequences of discrimination, racism and antisemitism through education and remembrance of the Holocaust.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The VHEC Archives collects, preserves and makes available documentary evidence related to the Holocaust experiences of survivors and other eyewitnesses. The collection consists of institutional records; reminiscences, records and ephemera of British Columbia survivors of concentration camps, etc., and other eyewitnesses of the Holocaust; as well as minutes, correspondence and ephemera of the Yom Hashoah Remembrance Committee and its predecessor, the Warsaw Ghetto Committee.

Buildings

Holdings

Total Volume: ca. 7 m of material, 200+ video recordings
Inclusive Dates: 1865–1995
Predominant Dates: 1933–1946

Finding aids, guides and publications

https://collections.vhec.org/Archives/Index provides information about the services and holdings of the Archives, as well as information about the Centre's library, museum and testimony collections.

Access area

Opening times

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm
Friday: 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised by BCANS Coordinator, March 24, 2011.
Revised by Myron Groover, February 27, 2012.
Revised by Elizabeth Shaffer, June 9, 2014.
Revised by Shyla Seller, April 2019.

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Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact