Territorial collection-Holland (RG-116-Holland)

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2014.335
  • RG-67.043M
1 Jan 1790 - 31 Dec 1980, 1 Jan 1940 - 31 Dec 1949
Level of Description
  • Dutch
  • German
  • English
  • Yiddish
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

5,092 digital images, JPEG

5 microfilm reels (digitized), 35 mm

Archival History

Yivo Institute for Jewish Research


Source of acquisition is the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research (YIVO), RG-116-Holland. This collection of mixed provenance was accumulated at YIVO over a span of forty-six years (1945-1991). The material in this collection was generated by German military and civil authorities, Dutch national and municipal authorities, and the Judenrat of Amsterdam, and its numerous departments and sub-divisions. The Dutch Red Cross material (folders 52.1-26), was generated right after the war by their extensive information gathering activities and their attempts to publicize information about victims of the Holocaust and how they met their deaths. The Jewish religious, cultural, and educational institutions and organizations of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and other Dutch cities, and the private individuals who produced their correspondence and preserved their personal documents of governmental and communal origin, round out the picture of the sources of the material we now find in this collection. The collection does not contain any entire group of records pertaining to an individual or larger entity, but only various fragments of such records. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the collection from YIVO via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in Dec. 2014.

Scope and Content

Records reflect primarily the activities of the Amsterdam Judenrat with its various departments, and the Jewish interaction with the German and Dutch authorities, the daily life and living conditions of the Jews in Holland under the Nazi occupation, some documents relate to Jewish life in Netherlands prior to, and subsequent to the Holocaust. Included are records of the Joodsche Raad (Judenrat), the Nazi-appointed Jewish councils in Amsterdam, the Hague and Rotterdam; reports about anti-Jewish laws; weekly and monthly reports about deportations, 1942-1943; communications with internees in the Westerbork concentration camp; lists of deportees; memorabilia from Westerbork concentration camp; materials about the Dutch Nazi movement; printed matter containing German propaganda, German orders relating to confiscation of Jewish property; diaries, memoirs and personal documents of Jewish survivors. Contains also a small number of documents pertaining to the pre-Holocaust period, including the by-laws of a young men's society named the Agoeda Bakuriem in Amsterdam (1790-1840) and financial records of the Rotterdam community in the 19th century; as well contains the post-war materials: records of the Dutch Red Cross regarding Dutch Jews in the Nazi camps, lists of camp survivors, clippings about Jewish displaced persons in Holland, reports of Jewish life in Holland, 1946-1955.

System of Arrangement

Arrranged in three series: 1. Jewish life in Holland during the Nazi Occupation, 1940-1944; 2. Post-war Dutch-Jewish Material; 3. Pre-Holocaust Dutch-Jewish Material.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Yivo Institute for Jewish Research

Corporate Bodies



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