Writing Lives Memoir Project collection

Language of Description
Level of Description
  • English
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

12.5 cm of textual records406.9 MB (.DOCX, .PDF)91 MB (.JPG)

Archival History

Records were in the custody of the Education Director of the VHEC and transferred to the VHEC’s archival holdings in 2019. Course syllabi, draft contracts, student reflections, article and publicity materials were provided by Rachel Mines in 2019.

Scope and Content

Collection is comprised of records accumulated as a result of the participation of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in a project entitled Writing Lives: The Holocaust Survivor Memoir Project. Writing Lives was a partnership between Langara College’s English and History departments, the Azrieli Foundation and the VHEC. For the project, students at Langara College worked closely with Vancouver-based Holocaust survivors to produce their written memoirs over the course of two semesters. In the first semester, students learned the history of the Holocaust. In the second semester, students interviewed survivors, transcribed the interviews and together with the survivors, completed written memoirs. In this fonds are the memoirs, administrative files and digital photographs produced during the two-year run of the project. Seven survivors participated in the first year of the project, from 2016–2017; five survivors participated in the second year of the project, from 2017 to 2018.Collection is divided into three series: Memoirs (2017–2018), Administrative files (2016–2018) and Photographs (2017–2018).


No further accruals are expected.

System of Arrangement

Records are arranged into three series by the archivist.

Archivist Note

Created August, 2019 by Shyla Seller


  • Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre


Corporate Bodies



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.