Archive Listings


  1. Fortunoff Video Archives of Survivor Testimonies

    The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies is a collection of over 4300 videotaped interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust. Part of Yale University's department of Manuscripts and Archives, the archive is located at Sterling Memorial Library.

     


     

  2. The Center for Jewish History

       

    • The American Jewish Historical Society, founded in 1892, has extensive collections of documents, books, paintings, and memorabilia that bear witness to the remarkable contributions of the American Jewish community to life in the Americas from the 16th century to the present.

       
    • The American Sephardi Federation is a national organization dedicated to strengthening and unifying the American Sephardic community and promoting its spiritual, cultural, and social traditions. Since its arrival at the Center, the ASF's archival holdings and library have been enriched with valuable records of personal and communal history.

    • The Leo Baeck Institute is the single most important source for documenting the vibrant history and life of German-speaking Jewry. Its library and archives offer rare collections of periodicals, family and communal records, photographs, and other documents and publications that offer unusual insights into the social, cultural, and intellectual life of ordinary citizens, Nobel Prize winners, and artists from every field.

    • Yeshiva University Museum is an international museum recognized for its innovative interdisciplinary exhibitions on Jewish life past and present, and its creative interpretations of Jewish history and culture for audiences of all ages. YUM's extensive collections represent over 2,000 years of Jewish history from the Bronze Age to the present and include many rare artifacts.

    • The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research is devoted to the study of the history and culture of East European Jewry. Founded in Poland in 1925, it is the only pre-Holocaust scholarly institution to have transferred its mission to the United States. YIVO's extensive holdings constitute one of the world's foremost resources for the study of East European Jewry, Yiddish language and literature, the Holocaust, and the American Jewish immigrant experience.

  3. The Center for Jewish History is the home of five preeminent Jewish institutions dedicated to history, culture, and art. It unites under one roof collections that bring together centuries of Jewish life:

     


     

  4. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives

  5. The Collections Division of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum consists of eight branches: Archives, Art and Artifacts, Film and Video, Music, Oral History, Photo Archives, Collections Management, and Conservation. Together these branches are responsible for the acquisition, registration, preservation, storage, cataloging, reference, and reproduction of the thousands of collections housed in the Museum and displayed in its exhibitions, publications, and on its Web site.

     

  6. Holocaust Newspaper Archive

    NewspaperARCHIVE.com, the largest database of newspapers online, is providing a free archive of material relating to the Holocaust. Within the archive you will find articles about the persecution of the Jews in Germany which accompanied Hitler's rise to power, reports on the deportation of Jewish peoples as well as articles about the massacres which occurred in Europe during Nazi control.


     

  7. The USC Shoah Foundation Institute

    The USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive contains nearly 52,000 visual history testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust videotaped in 56 countries and in 32 languages.


  8. Holocaust Denial On Trial

    The Nazi Holocaust claimed the lives of between 5 and 6 million Jews between 1939 and 1945. Since then, a small group of Holocaust deniers have lied about and minimized this history by deliberately manipulating historical evidence as part of an ideological and racist agenda.


  9. The Holocaust History Project

    The Holocaust History Project is a free archive of documents, photographs, recordings, and essays regarding the Holocaust, including direct refutation of Holocaust Denial


  10. The Memory Project: Loss, Memory, History, Art

    The Memory Project is a multimedia art installation that explores the convergence of memory, loss and the creative process. The subject is a young boy named Kalman, who was lost during the Holocaust. Nine 18" x 18" paintings are set up in grid. On a corresponding grid of nine video monitors, the screens show each painting being made.


  11. German Propaganda Archive

    Propaganda was central to Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic. The German Propaganda Archive includes both propaganda itself and material produced for the guidance of propagandists. The goal is to help people understand the two great totalitarian systems of the twentieth century by giving them access to the primary material.

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Calendar of Events

Film Screening of “Who Will Write Our History” in conversation with Dr. Stephenie Young

Stephenie Young is  a professor in the English Department and  research associate for the SSU Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Salem State  University in Massachusetts. She completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Binghamton and her B.A. in Art History from California State University, Long Beach. She has published widely in both national and international journals. Her forthcoming book, The Forensics of Memorialization, is  about the "forensic imagination," and how  traumatic material culture normally considered scientific evidence is used instead to create visual narratives that shape memory politics in post-conflict former Yugoslavia. With Paul Lowe (University of the Arts, London), she co-organizes the annual conference, Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. With Dr. Liliana Gomez-Popescu she co-leads the Network for Aesthetic Ecologies comprised of architects, artists, curators and theorists based in Zurich and Lebanon. She has received numerous fellowships and grants to conduct her research on comparative genocide and aesthetics. In fall 2019 she was in Warsaw, Poland as a Senior Research Fellow at the Jewish Historical Institute to conduct research about the Ringelblum archive as part of a larger study about contemporary border politics, evidence and memory.

Please watch the documentary before October 22nd's conversation. The documentary can be accessed here anytime before then: www.tinyurl.com/hgidoc

The talk back will take place via google meets on Oct. 22nd at 7pm: www.tinyurl.com/hgitalkback

Support the Uyghurs and Stop The Genocide

An informational session on the Uyghurs. Please support the call for Uyghur abuses to be considered genocide. The Featured speaker will be Salih Hudayer, Founder and President of East Turkistan National Awakening Movement. The talk will be hosted and moderated by dr. Mehnaz M. Afridi, Director of HGI.

Please join us via live stream on our youtube channel at: https://tinyurl.com/uyghurhgi

Peter Hayes: “November 1938 as Turning Point”?

Please join us on November 12th, time TBD with Peter Hayes for our annual Kristallnacht Lecture and Frederick Schweitzer lecture. Peter Hayes is a professor of History and German at Northwestern University. He specializes in the histories of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust and, in particular, in the conduct of the nation’s largest corporations during the Third Reich.

Please register for the event via zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Af329oR_QfS8obrUUbtSrA

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