50 – 950 West 41st Ave
Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (VHEC) opened in 1994.
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.
The VHEC collects, preserves and makes available documentary evidence related to the Holocaust experiences of survivors and other eyewitnesses. The archives 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 Holocaust Memorial Committee, the Yom Hashoah Remembrance Committee and its predecessor, the Warsaw Ghetto Committee.
Total Volume: ca. 7 m of material, 200+ video recordings
Inclusive Dates: 1865–1995
Predominant Dates: 1933–1946
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.
Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm
Friday: 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Researchers wishing to access materials held by the VHEC are encouraged to make an appointment. No appointment is necessary to browse the library and current exhibition.
Photo identification must be presented and registration is required prior to accessing materials in the archives, museum and Holocaust testimony collections. No food, drink, pens or indelible pencils are permitted when accessing collections materials. Researchers may be required to wear non-latex or cotton gloves when handling artefacts or fragile documents. Paper and pencils are available on site. Researchers wishing to use digital cameras (or camera equipped mobile phones) are asked to consult the collections staff on duty prior to use. Digital copies of materials may be available. Collections staff will be available to answer research questions and to help users navigate the VHEC's cross-collection database.
Contact staff with questions and to make an appointment by phoning 604-264-0499 or emailing email@example.com.
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, January 2020.