Yad Vashem archives

  • ארכיון יד ושם
  • YV archives
Type of Entity
Corporate Body

Dates of Existence

From 1953 to the present


  • Jerusalem

General Context

The Yad Vashem Archives holds various types of materials related to the Holocaust period, materials related to the life of the Jews in Europe between WWI and WWII and materials related to the life of the survivors after the Holocaust. Among these materials, the Yad Vashem Archives holds individual documents such as letters, diaries, photos, films, testimonies and personal documents which had been donated to the Archives by individuals. Many of these documents are original. Other types of documents available in the archives are those which were created by Jewish organizations before, during and after the Holocaust; many of these documents are original as well. Additional materials that the Yad Vashem Archives has been collecting and acquiring from its beginning are official documents which were created by various authorities and organizations from all over Europe which participated in the persecution and the destruction of the Jews in Europe during the Nazi Period. Most of these materials had been acquired from Archives in Germany and in other countries which were under German occupation during the Second World War.

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0


  • Mémorial/ClaimsCon'06