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

Feb8

"Deconstructing Atrocity Imagery: A Conversation with Dr. Wendy Lower"

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In her latest book, The Ravine: A Family: A Photograph, a Holocaust Massacre Revealed, Dr. Wendy Lower, Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College, observes that in the aftermath of World War II, “Eisenhower ordered that visual evidence be collected to guard against forgetting and disbelief." In this lecture, Dr. Lower shares her investigation of a single photograph—a rare “action shot” documenting the horrific final moment of a family’s murder in Ukraine. Through years of forensic and archival research, Lower sought to uncover the identities of the photographed and in the process recovered new details about the Nazis’ open-air massacres in eastern Europe, the role of the family unit in Nazi ideology, and a rare case of rescue and postwar justice.

This event is part of the 2022-23 Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Colloquium, “Trauma, Remembrance, and Compassion.” The event is organized by the KHC at Queensborough Community College and is co-sponsored by the Ray Wolpow Institute at Western Washington University; the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College; and the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University.

Feb12

The War in Ukraine: The Perspective of a Jewish Historian

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The featured speaker is David E. Fishman a professor of Jewish History at the Jewish Theological Seminary, teaching courses in modern Jewish history. Dr. Fishman also serves as director of Project Judaica, JTS's program in Ukraine, which is based at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy University. He directs its Jewish Archival Survey, which publishes guides to Jewish archival materials in Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. Dr. Fishman is the author of numerous books and articles on the history and culture of East European Jewry. This is not an HGI event but HGI strongly encourages its supporters to attend the event hosted by the Riverdale Temple and YIVO.

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