The Significance of Artifacts in the Understanding of the Holocaust

Photo of a handmade book in the collection of the Vancouver Holocaust Education CentreDr. Uma Kumar’s course GERM 426 (German Representations of the Holocaust) created a blog of students’ research. Students in the spring 2020 course (January-April 2020) were involved as partners in this project. Students chose two artifacts from the collection of Holocaust-related objects available in the collections of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre ( The online collection showcases artifacts entrusted to the VHEC by Holocaust survivors and their families.

Visit to see the students’ work.