Holding Institution: ארכיון יד ושם / Yad Vashem Archives
  1. Zydowska Samopomoc Spoleczna (ZSS-Jewish Self Aid) activities in the Generalgouvernement, 1939-1943

    In the documentation: The ZSS documentation includes correspondence between the administration of the organization in Krakow and the branches throughout the Generalgouvernement, and correspondence with the German governmental authorities, the Judenrats, and various Jewish relief organizations, such as CENTOS, ORT, TOZ and welfare organizations outside of Poland, mainly the JDC. In the correspondence there are requests for social welfare in various areas, itemization of aid and welfare activities including assistance to those in need and Jewish refugees, the establishment and maintenance of ...

  2. O.84 - Documentation gathered in preparation of the "Hungarian ("Pinkas HaKehilot") Communities Registry" published by Yad Vashem

    O.84 - Documentation gathered in preparation of the "Pinkas HaKehillot, Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, Hungary" published by Yad Vashem The ""Pinkas HaKehillot, Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, Hungary" Project and a history of the Record Group: "Pinkas HaKehillot, Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, Hungary", which was published in 1975 was the third volume in the Yad Vashem "Communities Registry" series. The editorial board members (Theodore Lavi, Nathaniel Katzburg, Shmuel Shichor, Neta Perach and Avraham Shein) wrote in the introduction to the book: "This volume […] went through...

  3. Documentation from the State Archive of the Russian Federation (GARF), 1939-1960

    In the collection there is documentation from the following organizations: - The Council for Religious Affairs of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union, 1943-1953, and the Council for Religious Affairs of the Government of the Soviet Union, 1943-1954The documentation includes protocols, official correspondence and reports concerning religious life and the Soviet Jewish communities during the war and afterwards, the fate of the Jews during the Holocaust, statistical data regarding the Jewish population and the Jewish communities and the antisemitic policy in the Soviet Union; -TASS (t...

  4. Documentation from archives in Belorussia, 1930-1960

    In the record group there are files selected from the State Archive of Belorussia and the Archive of the Public Associations (the archives of the former Communist Party) of Belorussia, the State Archive of the Grodno Region, the State Archive of Belorussia which was attached to the National Archive of the Republic of Belorussia, the State Archive of the Public Associations of the Grodno Region, the State Archive of the Gomel Region, the State Archive of the Public Associations of the Mogilev Region; the Historical Museum of the Great War for the Motherland (the Great Patriotic War - World W...

  5. Documentation of the Central Historical Commission (CHC) of the Central Committee of Liberated Jews in the American Occupied Zone, Munich

    The Central Historical Commission in Munich began collecting historical documentation in Germany in December 1945. Much work was invested in involving Jewish survivors of concentration camps in Germany in the collection activity, and the response was great. It could be that the survivors' response was an expression of their spontaneous desire to perpetuate the memories of those who perished and document the terrors of the Holocaust. The 50 CHC branches established in the American Occupied Zone in Germany filled an important role. Indeed, much documentation arrived at the CHC in Munich via t...

  6. Documentation from the Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine, 1941-1977

    There are files in the coolection which were selected from among the 60 records groups in the Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine. Previously, the Central Archive was known as the Party Archive of the Institute for the History of the Communist Party in Ukraine (the Institute was a branch of the Tsentralny Komitet Komunisticheskoy Partiy Ukrainy [Ukrainian Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the Communist Party]). Until 1989, foreign researchers were not given access to the Archive, and access granted to Soviet researchers was limited.In 1991, an agreement was reached for ...

  7. O.30 - Documentation regarding the Jews of Austria, mainly during the Holocaust period

    O.30 - Documentation regarding the Jews of Austria, mainly during the Holocaust period The collection is primarily comprised of original documents: typewritten documents, manuscripts, surveys and duplicated reports entrusted to the Yad Vashem Archives over the years, mostly by private bodies. The internal division of the Record group was changed a few years ago, and the original division has been entered in the "Previous File" field. The diverse material contains official documents, personal documentation, statistical material, reports and surveys, articles and journalistic pieces from Jewi...

  8. Documentation from the State Archives of Saint Petersburg

    In the Record Group there is documentation selected from the TSGA SPb (Central State Archive of St. Petersburg) from the years 1918-1955, and from the Central State Archive of Historical and Political Documentation (the former archive of the Communist Party), 1941-1973. The Records Group in Yad Vashem contains 3,136 files.In the Records Group there is documentation from the following collections: The Collection of the Department for Nationalist Minority Matters of the Regional Executive Committee of St. Petersburg, 1918-1923:Reports regarding the activities of Jewish schools, orphanages and...

  9. Documentation from Regional Archives in Ukraine, 1934-1966

    In the collection there are files from the following regional archives in Ukraine: the State Archive in the Lvov region, the State Archive in the Ivano-Frankovsk region, the State Archive in the Chervovtsy region, the State Archive in the Khmelnitskiy region, the State Archive in the Vinnitsa region, the State Archive in the Kiev region, the State Archive in the Rovno region, the State Archive in the Ternopol region, the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine (Lvov), the State Archive of the Office of Internal Affairs in Ukraine, the State Archive of the City of Kiev, the Vernadskiy C...

  10. Weichert Collection: Documentation of activities of the Zydowska Samopomoc Spoleczna (ZSS - Jewish Social Self Help Organization) in Poland under the German occupation and documentation belonging to Michal Weichert

    Included in the Collection: - Documentation of the administration of the JUS in Krakow during the war years:Correspondence with branches of the organization in the Generalgouvernement area and with various Jewish welfare organizations in occupied Poland; correspondence with the JDC in Geneva and Lisbon; periodical guidelines from the administration to the local chapters; excerpts from periodical reports issued by the German occupational authorities in the Generalgouvernement; - Testimonies and excerpts from testimonies given to the Area Committees for the Investigation of Nazi Crimes in Pol...

  11. The Dr. Nathan Eck Collection, holocaust researcher, 1938-1976

    The documentation mainly deals with research on various aspects of the Holocaust period in Poland and France. There are research papers, testimonies, newspaper clippings, correspondence and documentation concerning the emigration of Jews to Latin American countries. Outstanding documentation in the collection: - Draft of Dr. Nathan Eck's memoirs, Paris, June-July 1944; - Undated draft of descriptions and memoirs from the WW II period in Lodz, Warsaw and Vittel; - Testimonies regarding the persecution and murder of Jews and the uprising in the Sobibor extermination camp; - Articles, essays, ...

  12. Documentation of the Kulturbund der Juden in Deutschland (the Cultural Organization of German Jewry)

    This Record Group is the private archive of the director-actor Fritz Wisten, who was one of the organization activists. The documentation that arrived at Yad Vashem consists of photocopies of the original documentation in the archive, which is housed at the Stiftung Akademie der Kuenste Archive in Berlin. Most of the documentation in this Record Group is in German, dealing primarily with the Kulturbund activities after 1938. The Record group contains documentation of all the Kulturband activities:- Discussions with Hans Hinkel; - Organizational activities;- Surveys of organizational activit...

  13. Collection of Hansi and Joel Brand, activists in the Relief and Rescue Committee in Budapest during World War II

    In the Collection there are 97 files containing original documentation mainly regarding the following subjects: A. The history of the Jews of Hungary during the Holocaust;B. Efforts of the Relief and Rescue Committee in Hungary throguh which Hansi and Joel Brand conducted their activities, 1942-1944; G."Joel Brand: Die Geschichte eines Geschäfts"(Joel Brand, the Story of a Businessman), a radio play written by Heinar Kipphardt based on Joel Brand's life. C. The roles of various Jewish institutions which were active in the Free World whose goal it was to rescue the Jews of Hungary;D. Documen...

  14. Letters and postcards from the Holocaust period and regarding it

    In the Records Group there are personal letters collected by Yad Vashem since its founding. The letters were written before, during and after the Holocaust period in the Nazi occupied countries in ghettos, camps and hiding places and in the countries to which the Jewish refugees from Europe succeeded in escaping to before and during the Holocaust. The letters were sent to family members, relatives, acquaintances, friends and close friends in European countries and countries across the sea.In the collection there are letters written outside the boundaries of Europe and sent to Jews living in...

  15. M.52.GARowo Documentation of the State Archives of the Rovno Region

    The archives was established in March 1940 as the historical archives of the region, and as of 1941 it was called the State Archives of the Rovno Region. The material for the archives was collected gradually. At the start, the archives received documents from local institutions and from factories, non-profit organizations, associations, and from educational and healthcare institutions that were in existence from the period when Rovno still belonged to Poland. By 1940, collections that dated from 1921-1939 were transferred to the archives. With the start of the Great Patriotic War, the archi...

  16. Archive of Dr. Israel Kasztner, one of the leaders of the Relief and Rescue Committee in Budapest, and Collection of Dov Dinur, Kasztner's biographer

    in the Collection there are 4,500 pages of original documentation, mostly regarding the following subjects: A. The history of the Jews of Hungary during the Holocaust;B. Efforts of the Relief and Rescue Committee in Hungary in whose framework Dr. Israel Kasztner was active, 1942-1944; C. The role of the Jewish institutions that were active in the Free World countries working to rescue Jews;D. Documentation regarding the Nuremberg Trial at which Dr. Kasztner testified on behalf of Kurt Becher; E. Documentation regarding the Kasztner Affair in Israel, 1952-1958;F. Documentation regarding the ...

  17. Collection of Rachel Auerbach, author and founder of the Oral Testimonies Department at Yad Vashem archives

    he Rachel Auerbach Collection contains: Personal documentation; biography; rough drafts of her letters from before the war; versions of her works in Yiddish, Hebrew and Polish; articles published in Israel and abroad; articles on general subjects written in Yiddish, Hebrew and Polish; correspondence; documentation regarding the book "Treblinka" by Jean François Schreiber; research articles about Rachel Auerbach; radio broadcasts; scripts; documentation regarding the Oral Testimonies Department at Yad Vashem; documentation regarding Rachel Auerbach and Yad Vashem; documentation related to th...

  18. Documentation of the Central British Fund

    The documentation covers the period from the end of the war until after 1960 and primarily relates to Jews displaced during the war. There is also documentation regarding activities in other countries as well as problems related to Eretz Israel and the creation of the State of Israel in the Record Group. The documentation in the Record Group describes the efforts that were made to evacuate Jews from Nazi-controlled Europe, 1933-1944, the subsequent care of these refugees, post-war reparation, the impact of the Holocaust on the Zionist movement, and many other issues. The archive is all the ...

  19. P.6 - Archive of Dr. Wilhelm Filderman, Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania, 1924-1947

    P.6 - Archive of Dr. Wilhelm Filderman, Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania, 1924-1947 The personal archive of Dr. Wilhelm Filderman, Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania, 1924-1941 and 1944-1947, includes 119 bound collections of documents which were submitted to Yad Vashem in 1967. Dr. Wilhelm Filderman was the leader of Romanian Jewry from the early 1920's until 1948. A prominent lawyer, he served as Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania and Chairman of the Union of Romanian Jews. He was Chairman of the Joint Distributi...

  20. The SS Members personal files from the Berlin Document Center

    This collection includes personal files of SS officers above the rank of Untersturmfuehrer has been kept at the BDC. In the files there is varied documentation, and in certain instances, the BDC personnel have added documentation regarding a specific officer from other collections in the BDC archive. A large number of files regarding the SS officers were created from questionnaires concerning the personality of the officer. In addition to general data, there is also psychological and medical information and information regarding the officer's outlook on life. In the SS personal files there ...