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.
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.
- 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.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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Featured speaker: Ron Kronish & Respondents: Rabbi Bob Kaplan and Sheikh Moosa Drammeh Ron Kronish, Founding Director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI), Ron Kronish is now an independent scholar, educator, speaker, and writer. “Profiles in Peace,” his new book on Israeli and Palestinian Peacemakers. Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish is an independent scholar, writer, blogger, lecturer, teacher and mentor. For the past several years, he has been a Library Fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. From 1991-2015, he served as the Founder and Director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI), which was Israel’s premier interreligious institution during those years. He was educated at Brandeis University (BA), Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is the editor of Coexistence and Reconciliation in Israel: Voices for Interreligious Dialogue (Paulist Press, 2015) and the author of The Other Peace Process: Interreligious Dialogue, A View from Jerusalem, (Hamilton Books 2017). He currently teaches courses about Interreligious Dialogue and Peacebuilding at the Schechter Institutes for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, in the Department for Adult Education and for the Drew University Theological School (via zoom) in Madison, NJ.
Adi Rabinowitz Bedein, Activist & Holocaust Education. Adi is a young activist who lives in Israel and is a tour guide at Yad Vashem, she will lecture on: “Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust- True Heroism.” Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust During the Holocaust the Jewish people were facing 3 options: Passivity, collaboration and Resistance. In my lecture about Resistance during the Holocaust I discuss the meaning of the Jewish resistance- a story about Strength and true Heroism which can teach us so much that is relevant for our everyday life.