Listings of Archives: Testimonies


 

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.

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.

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Azeem Ibrahim's compelling lecture delves into the root causes and motivations of the harrowing Rohingya genocide, shedding light on the historical context, human rights violations, and geopolitical complexities surrounding this tragic crisis.

Azeem Ibrahim, Ph.D., is a research professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, and a director at the Center for Global Policy in Washington, D.C. Over the years, he has advised numerous world leaders on strategy and policy development. Ibrahim is also the author of the seminal books Rohingya: Inside Myanmar's Genocide (Hurst, 2016) and Radical Origins: Why We are Losing the Battle against Islamic Extremism (Pegasus, 2017). He is a columnist at Foreign Policy magazine and his writing has been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, The Times (UK), Chicago Tribune, Newsweek and many others. Outside academia, Ibrahim has been a reservist in the IV Battalion Parachute Regiment and an award-winning entrepreneur. He was ranked as a Top 100 Global Thinker by the European Social Think Tank and named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, after which he completed fellowships at Oxford and Harvard. In 2019, he received the International Association of Genocide Scholars Engaged Scholar Prize for his research on the Rohingya genocide. In 2022, Ibrahim was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I, on the recommendation of the prime minister, for his services to foreign policy.

Wolf Gruner, Ph.D., discusses the subject of his book Resisters: How Ordinary Jews Fought Persecution in Hitler's Germany (Yale University Press, 2023), which features the life stories of five Jewish men and women who resisted in different ways against persecution in Nazi Germany. By discussing their courageous acts, the book demonstrates the wide range of Jewish resistance in Nazi Germany, challenges the myth of Jewish passivity and illuminates individual Jewish agency during the Holocaust.

Wolf Gruner, Ph.D., holds the Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies and is a professor of history at the University of Southern California and founding director of the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research. He received his Ph.D. in History from the Technical University Berlin and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, Yad Vashem Jerusalem, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Women's Christian University Tokyo, among others. Gruner is the author of o books on the Holocaust, including Jewish Forced Labor under the Nazis: Economic Needs and Nazi Racial Aims. His 2016 prizewinning German book was published in English as The Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia: Czech Initiatives, German Policies, Jewish Responses. He co-edited four books, including Resisting Persecution: Jews and Their Petitions during the Holocaust and New Perspectives on Kristallnacht: After 80 Years, the Nazi Pogrom in Global Comparison. He is an appointed member of the Academic Committee of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the International Advisory Board of the Journal of Genocide Research, among others.

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