Testimonies, diaries and memoirs from the Holocaust period and regarding the Holocaust

Language of Description
Level of Description
Record group
  • Bulgarian
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Ladino
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian
  • Yiddish
  • Hebrew
  • Cyrillic
  • Hebrew
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

18307 Files New documantation is added to this collection on regular basis

Archival History

Most of the documantation in this ccollection was donated to the Yad Vashem Archivs, from the early years of his exiistance till these days on a regular basis by private people.

Scope and Content

In the collection there are diaries, testimonies and memoirs written mostly by survivors with some material written by Jews who perished in the Holocaust. The content of the documentation is varied and multi-lingual. Most of the documentation was written and documented after the war, and the rest, mainly diaries, during the Holocaust. Those who were persecuted have documented their personal experiences, and through this documentation it is possible to closely follow the personal stories of the writers before the war, during the war and afterwards.

Existence and Location of Originals

  • YV archives and Private people

Archivist Note

JL according to the RG description in the YV system

Dates of Descriptions


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