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50 - 950 West 41st Ave,
Vancouver BC, V5Z 2N7 Canada

P: 604.264.0499
F: 604.264.0497
E: info@vhec.org

Library and museum collection


The VHEC library collection has over 4,000 Holocaust-related books, journals, and videos/DVDs, including reference material, education resources, memoirs, fiction and non-fiction, material for children and young adults, and a small multilingual section. Our education resources include teacher guides, curricula and poster sets. The library is open to everyone for on-site consultation. Teachers and VHEC members have borrowing privileges. Please get in touch with us if you would like more information about our services or collection.

Contact the librarian: library@vhec.org / 604-264-0499

Wish list

The VHEC library depends on the support of donors to strengthen our collection. We have an online wish list that highlights items we would like to add to the library. If you would like to donate an item that you see on our wish list but would prefer to purchase the item from a local bookseller, please contact the librarian so that we can update the wish list to indicate that the item will be donated by other means (this helps us avoid duplicate donations).

what's new to our library

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Museum Collection

The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (VHEC) stewards Western Canada’s largest collection of more than 1200 Holocaust-related artefacts, photographs, survivor testimonies and archival documents. Holdings consist of materials donated by survivors, families of victims, and other eyewitnesses of the Holocaust. The Centre acquires, preserves, and makes available these items as documentary evidence of the Holocaust and its effects on individuals, families, and society.

A major digitization initiative is underway to make the VHEC Collections more accessible to students, educators, scholars, visitors, and the broader public. The VHEC is processing, digitizing and cataloguing artefacts, documents, books, and Holocaust survivor audio-video testimony in preparation for the launch of a new online catalogue.

For more information follow VHEC Collections on twitter @VHECCollections

Please be advised the VHEC Archives will be closed to research requests until the December 31st, 2017 as our staff work to facilitate better access to the Centre's collections.

Thank you for your understanding and our apologies for any inconvenience.