Research the Collection

The VHEC is currently closed to on-site research appointments and browsing. VHEC members and BC teachers are welcome to borrow circulating library materials using our takeout service.


Western Canada’s largest collection of Holocaust-related artefacts, survivor testimonies, archival materials and publications is accessible to researchers visiting the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre.

The VHEC’s collections database advances the field of Holocaust studies by providing access to an incomparable repository of evidence that documents the lives and fate of victims, survivors, rescuers, liberators and others.

Online finding aidsresearch guides and catalogue records are useful tools for research. More information is available in our collections database.

Contact us with questions by phoning 604-264-0499 or through our online contact form.

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 staff prior to use. Digital copies of materials may be available. Staff will be available to answer research questions and help users navigate the database.