Language of Description: English
Language of Description: Multiple
Holding Institution: ארכיון יד ושם / Yad Vashem Archives
  1. P.37- Archive of Benjamin Arditti: Documentation Regarding the History of Bulgarian Jewry, 1850-1964

    P.37- Archive of Benjamin Arditti: Documentation Regarding the History of Bulgarian Jewry, 1850-1964 Benjamin Arditti was born in Vienna in 1897. He lived in Sofia (except for two years during World War II) from 1916-1949. He was one of the outstanding activists in the Zionist movement in Bulgaria: he served as a member of the Central Committee of the Zionist Union in Bulgaria, 1919-1923; he held five terms of office as the representative to the World Zionist Congress; he served as the chairman of the Zionist Organization in Sofia; he was one of the founders of the Revisionist movement in B...

  2. Testimonies of Holocaust Survivors collected by the Central Jewish Historical Commission in Poland, 1944-1947

    The collection consists of approximately 7,200 testimonies collected by the Centralna Żydowska Komisja Historyczna (Central Jewish Historical Committee) in Poland during its active years, 1944-1947. After the establishment of the ZIH (Jewish Historical Institute) the documentation was transferred to the ZIH Archives, and catalogued as Records Group 301. In the collection there is a large variety of testimonies given by Holocaust survivors regarding their lives in the ghettos, labor camps and concentration camps, as well as testimonies from survivors who fought in partisan units and survivor...

  3. M.38 - Documentation from the Archive for the Study of Austrian Resistance

    M.38 - Documentation from the Archive for the Study of Austrian Resistance There is much documentation regarding the persecution of opponents of the regime by the Nazi authorities in the Austrian Resistance Movement Archives (Dokumentationsarchiv des Oesterreichischen Widerstands). Within the documentation copied for Yad Vashem, there is material regarding the persecution of the Jews in Austria: orders and official directives, lists of people dismissed from their places of employment due to their Jewishness, reports and surveys regarding specific persecutions written during the period of th...

  4. M.19 - The Friesland District Joodse Raad (Jewish Council) Collection, the Netherlands, 1940-1943

    M.19 - The Friesland District Joodse Raad (Jewish Council) Collection, the Netherlands, 1940-1943 The Collection contains correspondence between the Friesland district Joodse Raad and the Amsterdam Joodse Raad on various issues, and correspondence of the Joodse Raad with various organizations regarding help to Dutch Jews in camps and help to Jewish refugees from Germany. There are also reports received from the Amsterdam Joodse Raad regarding the Jews, documentation of decrees and restrictions on Dutch Jews, Jewish education, Jewish owned property, mixed marriages, persecution and deportati...

  5. M.4 - Bulletins of the Vaad Hahatzalah (Rescue Council) of the Jewish Agency in Eretz Israel, 1937-1959

    M.4 - Bulletins of the Vaad Hahatzalah (Rescue Council) of the Jewish Agency in Eretz Israel, 1937-1959 There are 220 files in the record group, which includes various publications, such as bulletins, reports, letters and surveys, containing information regarding the condition of the Jews in occupied Europe during World War II. The information was gathered, collated and distributed by Jewish organizations in Eretz Israel, Turkey (Istanbul) and Switzerland during the war and the early postwar years. Some of the communications were intended for distribution solely among the members of the org...

  6. Documentation from the Hakibbutz Ha'arzi Archives: Activities of the Hashomer Hatzair Movement in Europe during World War II

    The collection contains mainly documentation regarding the activities of the Hashomer Hatzair Movement during the war in various countries in Europe. The Collection was gathered and brought to Eretz Israel by members of the movement. The documentation from the Hakibbutz Ha'arzi Archives was originally arranged and organized in Record Groups: 1. The Vilna Ghetto Record Group; 2. The Warsaw Record Group; 3. The Bialystok Record Group; 4. The Hashomer Hatzair Movement in cities and ghettos in Poland during the war; 5. The Movement in Hungary, Slovakia, parachutists; 6. The PCh"Ch Archive in Ge...

  7. 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...

  8. Documentation from the “Jews in Latvia” Museum

    The O.80 record group is composed of 159 files in Latvian, German, Russian and Hebrew. The record group includes official German documentation photocopied by Westermann in various archives in Germany, and documentation from the Central Archives of Latvia; Description of the O.80 record group: The material in the O.80 record group includes reports, instructions, summaries and orders by local administration personnel, including official documentation of Reichskommissariat Ostland. The second part of the O.80 collection includes memoirs and letters by individual Jews collected by the Westerman...

  9. 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...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Personal documentation on Jewish life in Belgium during the Holocaust.

    This fonds contains various documents (in many cases, copies) pertaining to the fate of the Jews in Belgium during the Second World War – including copies of the newspaper Le Flambeau, a list of Jewish children hidden by the Comité de Défense des Juifs, lists of resistance fighters, documents concerning war criminals, … and many other copies documents from archives kept by various organisations and institutions in Belgium.

  12. Archives of the Comite Juif Belge (Belgian Jewish Council) during the Holocaust.

    In this fonds we firstly point out several files containing correspondence, namely correspondence of the Belgian Jewish Committee regarding the search for relatives (nr. 8; years 1944-1945), with various organisations concerning economic aid to the Jews in Belgium (nr. 1; 1943-1949) and with the Belgian Government in Exile and various organisations regarding donations and financial aid to the Belgian Jews (nr. 2; 1943-1945); correspondence and texts of speeches of Camille Huysmans regarding the Belgian diamond industry (nr. 3; 1943-1944) and correspondence of Henry Untermans concerning the ...

  13. Dr. I. Schwarzbart, Member of the Polish National Council in Exile Archive, London.

    We firstly note file nr. 642, containing correspondence of Schwarzbart with Jewish organisations in France and Belgium (1944-1945). In file nr. 398 we find correspondence, statements, reports, publications and other documents concerning Jewish refugees from Poland in Belgium and France, and activities on their behalf (1944-1946). Nr. 399 contains reports on Polish Jewish refugees in Belgium and France, and on their situation in these countries during the occupation (1944). Reports regarding Schwarzbart’s visit to Belgium can be found in nr. 643 (1945). Lastly, we find notes from conversatio...

  14. Chaim Pazner – WRB Archive.

    In this fonds we firstly note files nr. 15 and 27, resp. covering the years 1943-1945 and 1940-1945. They contain correspondence between several Palestine Offices (Eretz Israel Office / Palästina Amt), Jewish Agency offices, and Jewish political leaders in Belgium, concerning requests for certificates allowing legal aliyah to Palestine. These files also contain reports on the situation of the Jews in Belgium, publications (i.a. the underground paper Unzer Wort), lists of people requesting legal entry visas to Palestine, etc. Correspondence of Chaim Pazner concerning the rescue of Jewish chi...

  15. Archives of A. Silberschein, Geneva (Relico).

    In this fonds, we firstly note the correspondence of Silberschein with the Fédération des Juifs polonais en Belgique, concerning relief for Shoah survivors and financial support (file nr. 8; years 1946-1949). In nr. 110 we find several reports (i.a. a detailed activity report of the Comité de Défense des Juifs, 1942-1943) and correspondence concerning the situation of the Jews in Belgium, the deportations, difficulties in emigrating to the United States, the condition of intellectual refugees in Belgium, necessary relief, … for the period 1940-1944. File 89 (1945-1947) contains corresponden...

  16. Collection of Historical Photographs.

    This is the largest collection in the world of historical photographs related to the Holocaust. It documents Jewish life before and during the Holocaust, the life of survivors in the post-war period, but also various activities and ceremonies commemorating the Holocaust all over the world. Searching for keywords such as ‘Belgium’, ‘Brussels’, ‘Antwerp’ etc. yields a result of over 1000 relevant images, from various collections. We find portraits and group photos (scenes of everyday life, Shoah victims, resistance members, partisans, rescuers); pictures of youth movements (i.a. Bar Kochba, H...

  17. Archives in Belgium.

    For the sake of completeness we mention this collection, which consists of copies of archival material from various official and institutional archives in Belgium (such as state, provincial or city archives). At the time of writing it mostly contains material from the city archives and provincial archives of Antwerp.

  18. Maxime Steinberg Collection.

    This collection contains photocopies of original archival documents collected by Maxime Steinberg and used to write his magnum opus L’étoile et le fusil. The documents concern topics such as Jewish resistance, rescue of Jews etc. during the German occupation.

  19. A. Werber Collection (Poale Zion Left Party in Belgium).

    In this fonds we find the following material: documents related to Linke Poale Zion in Belgium and Jewish associations during the war [JM/1038]; the newspaper Unzer Vort (1941-1944) and other newspapers published during the war [JM/1039]; personal documents, biographies and photographs of members of Linke Poale Zion [JM/1040]; documents on the situation of Jews in Belgium during the war, lists of communists and members of Poale Zion, documents on the resistance in Belgium, correspondence on the relations between Christians and Jews [JM/1041]; documents concerning Jewish life in Belgium afte...