Collection about Rudolf Vrba

Language of Description
1 Jan 1987 - 31 Dec 2014
Level of Description
  • English
  • German
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

9 cm of textual records2 optical discs : CD-R, DVD1 videocassette : VHS1 audio cassette

Archival History

Records were in the custody of John Conway prior to their donation to the VHEC in 2014. VHS tape and audiocassette 93 AT transferred to collection from the VHEC's institutional audiovisual records in 2019.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of articles, lectures, correspondence, newspaper clippings and other textual material produced and collected by John Conway relating to the life, activity and legacy of Dr. Rudolf Vrba, a Slovak Jewish Holocaust survivor escaped from Auschwitz and associate professor of pharmacology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.Collection has been arranged into the following series: Vierteljahrshefre für Zeitgelchichte documents series (1997–2010); Vrba memorial lecture series (2006–2014); Biographical material series (1987–2010); Correspondence and research records series (2004–2007); and Articles and lectures series (1992–2013).


No further accruals are expected.

System of Arrangement

Collection has been arranged into five series which follow the original order made by John Conway, who donated records in five labelled bundles.

Conditions Governing Access

Some documents have personal information on the verso that is restricted.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Some documents were printed on reused paper with unrelated information printed on the verso.

Finding Aids

  • Finding aid is available.

Archivist Note

Prepared by Lorenzo Camerini in July 2018. Updated by Shyla Seller in August 2018 and April 2019.


  • Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre




This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.