Language of Description: Hebrew
Language of Description: Latvian
  1. O.89 - Collection of Personal Files of Jewish Underground Fighters in France

    O.89 - Collection of Personal Files of Jewish Underground Fighters in France Documentation regarding Jewish underground heroes who died in France or were deported from France to extermination camps collected by the Association of French Resistance Veterans (ARJF). Copies of the original material have been transferred to the Museum. The original documentation is located in the Yad Vashem Archives; the photographs have been transferred to the Yad vashem Photo Archives. The original numbering of the files has been preserved despite the fact that many files are empty.

  2. P.19 Collection of Carl Lutz, Swiss Diplomat and Righteous Among the Nations, 1935-1970

    • ארכיון יד ושם / Yad Vashem Archives
    • P.19
    • English, Hebrew
    • 1935-1970
    • Paper, 39 files Survey report Letter Research article Personal documents List of names Album Passport Newspaper clippings Photograph Official documentation

    P.19 Collection of Carl Lutz, Swiss Diplomat and Righteous Among the Nations, 1935-1970 Carl Lutz (1895-1975) was the Swiss Vice Consul in Jaffa, Eretz Israel, 1935-1941, and in Budapest, Hungary, 1942-1945. Following the German occupation of Hungary, 1944, he was extremely active in rescuing Jews with United States, British, Romanian, El Salvadorian and other citizenships, as well as on behalf of those with certificates to make aliya to Eretz Israel. - The collection was submitted to Yad Vashem in 1981, through the generosity of Agnes Hirschi, Lutz's adopted daughter; - The collection is c...

  3. 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...

  4. O.62 - Borwicz Collection: Testimonies recorded by the Jewish Historical Commission in Poland

    O.62 - Borwicz Collection: Testimonies recorded by the Jewish Historical Commission in Poland, 1944-1947 Michal Borwicz (Maksymilian Boruchowicz) was born in Krakow in 1911, and died in Paris in 1987. A graduate of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, he was a Jewish Polish author and historian, who studied the history of Polish Jewry during the Holocaust. Borwicz was an inmate in the Janowska camp in Lwow from 1942-1943. He was sentenced to death by hanging, however when the sentence was being carried out, the rope broke. He escaped from the camp and joined the partisans and commanded an...

  5. P.3 -Isaac Weissman Archive: Documentation of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) in Lisbon

    P.3 -Yitzchak Weisman Archive: Documentation of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) in Lisbon Isaac Weissman was the WJC representative in Lisbon; he was active in providing assistance to refugees and participating in rescue operations. This Record Group includes Weissman's correspondence from Portugal with the WJC office in New York, diplomatic representatives in Portugal and private individuals and other organizations, 1942-1967.

  6. O.42 - The Brueckheimer Collection regarding the Jewish communities in Bavaria and the Kristallnacht riots throughout Germany

    O.42 - The Brueckheimer Collection regarding the Jewish communities in Bavaria and the Kristallnacht riots throughout Germany The Collection contains information regarding the Jewish communities in Bavaria which were affected by the Kristallnacht riots.

  7. R.2 - National Socialist Party documentation from the Gau Wien (Vienna District), 1938-1945

    R.2 - National Socialist Party documentation from the Gau Wien (Vienna District), 1938-1945 NSDAP Gau Wien was established in 1926. The last Gauleiter (District Director) before the annexation of Austria to Germany was Dr. Leopold Tavs, who was appointed to this position in 1937. On 22 May 1938, after the Anschluss, when all the institutions in Austria, including the Nazi institutions were reorganized, SS-Standartenführer Odilo Globocnik was given that position. He was removed from his job after suspicions of corruption on his part arose, and Josef Bürckel was appointed in his place on 31 J...

  8. The Marc Jarblum Archive: Zionist Leader and one of the Jewish underground leaders in France

    This collection contains a bibliographical sketch, letters written by Jarblum, and information regarding Jewish organizations in France, persecution of the Jews, material about the French underground, information concerning post war events, correspondence and lists of deportees.

  9. 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...

  10. M.9 - Simon Wiesenthal Collection, Archive of the Juedische Historische Dokumentation (Center for Jewish Documentation), Linz, 1938-1951

    • ארכיון יד ושם / Yad Vashem Archives
    • M.9
    • English, Hebrew
    • 1938-1951
    • מקור וקסרוקס, 861 files Testimony Official documentation Legal documentation Record of persecuted persons Names of perpetrators Survey report List of Nazi war criminals

    M.9 - Simon Wiesenthal Collection, Archive of the Juedische Historische Dokumentation (Center for Jewish Documentation), Linz, 1938-1951 The Jewish Historical Documentation Center in Linz was established in 1947 by Simon Wiesenthal, an engineer from Buczacz, Poland. After his liberation from Mauthausen camp in Austria, Wiesenthal worked toward locating and arresting war criminals. He was also the moving force behind the Association of Former Inmates of Concentration Camps in Austria, and among the founders of the International Organization of Former Inmates of Nazi Camps. As the chairman of...

  11. Documentation regarding the Jews of the Soviet Union from the Holocaust period

    The Record Group includes letters, documents and stories of Soviet Jews, most of whom served in the Red Army; lists of those who perished and Jewish soldiers. There is also documentation regarding the Ukrainian nationalists.

  12. The Leni Yahil Archive: Holocaust Researcher, 1904-2002

    The collection includes documentation, newspaper clippings, lists, articles, booklets, doctoral dissertations, notes, Leni Yahil's correspondence and more. The documentation relates to the following subjects: the Jews of Denmark during the Holocaust; the Jews of Germany from the 1930s until the Holocaust; the Jews of Sweden, Norway and Finland during the Holocaust; Jewish communities in Western, Central and Eastern Europe between two world wars and during the Holocaust; the steps leading up to the Final Solution; ghettos; concentration and extermination camps and other topics.There is also ...

  13. TR.6 - Documentation of the People's Court in Bulgaria, 1944-1945

    TR.6 - Documentation of the People's Court in Bulgaria, 1944-1945 The People's Court was active in Bulgaria from 19 December 1944 until April 1945. It was set up as a special court with the purpose of bringing to trial those people accused of collaboration with the authorities between 01 January 1941 and 09 September 1944. While it was in session, the People's Court handed down approximately 9,550 verdicts leading to the execution of 2,680 people, while the rest of the defendants were sentenced to terms in prison. Among those found guilty was Dimitar Peshev, the Deputy Speaker of the Nation...

  14. O.70 - Josef Rosensaft Bergen-Belsen POW Camp Archive

    O.70 - Josef Rosensaft Bergen-Berlsen DP Camp Archives Bergen-Belsen was liberated by the British Army, 15 April 1945. There were approximately 58,000 survivors at the time of the liberation, of whom approximately 28,000 died from disease and starvation during the first weeks after the liberation. A Displaced Persons (DP) camp was established in Bergen-Belsen and the survivors immediately began to organize themselves. They set up the Central Jewish Committee (CJC) for the camp, headed by Josef Rosensaft. The CJC and its various departments took responsibility for the physical and spiritual ...

  15. Documentation regarding the Jews of Bulgaria, mainly from the Holocaust period

    The documentation includes: - Documentation regarding anti-Jewish legislation in Bulgaria and Commissariat for Jewish Questions (KEV) activities;- Documentation of Jewish Community institutions and various government offices; - Lists of Jews according to their places of residence and deportation lists during the war;- Documentation regarding the confiscation of Jewish property and the Jewish labor battalions in Bulgaria; - Memoirs;- Photographs; - German documentation regarding the Jews and anti-Jewish policy in Bulgaria;- Documentation from the People's Court in Bulgaria after World War II...

  16. The Erich Kulka Collection: Testimonies and Documentation regarding the struggle of the Jews of Czechoslovakia against the Nazis, 1941-1975

    The Collection includes testimonies and other documentation regarding the resistance of the Czechoslovakian Jews against the Germans during World War II. The people interviewed are soldiers and officers who fought in the Czechoslovakian Army, Jews who fought in the British Air Force, served in partisan battalions in the Soviet Union or participated in the National Slovak Uprising. There are also testimonies regarding the treatment of Jewish soldiers who were POWs in German camps. The testimonies include personal and family information, as well as information regarding communities, Nazi pers...

  17. O.34 Zonabend Collection: Documentation From the Lodz Ghetto

    O.34 - Zonabend Collection: Documentation from the Lodz Ghetto The documentation in this Collection survived due to the initiative of Nachman Zonabend who was in a group of Jewish inmates brought to the Lodz Ghetto to clear away the rubble during the war. Zonabend stole into the building where the Ghetto Archive was kept, rescued the documentation at the risk of his life, and hid it until the end of the war. The documentation is invaluable for the history of the Lodz Ghetto. The collection, from 1939-1945, includes Judenrat posters, circulars issued by the Jewish Community offices in the gh...

  18. The Mecker Collection: Letters and newspaper clippings from the"Forverts"newspaper published in New York regarding the search for relatives, 1940-1951

    Included in the documentation in the Collection: Letters from readers from all over the world received by Mecker between 1940 and 1951; requests for help in locating relatives, emigration or financial aid from Jewish refugees and Holocaust survivors; articles written by Holocaust survivors who had emigrated to the United States during the 1940's, describing their integration in their new country; newspaper clippings containing testimonies regarding the destruction of Jewish communities in Europe that were published during and after the war, including advertisements for missing relatives and...

  19. P.41 - Collection of Oskar Schindler, Righteous Among the Nations, personal documentation, mostly from after 1945

    P.41 -Collection of Oskar Schindler, Righteous Among the Nations, personal documentation, mostly from after 1945 In the collection: personal documents, correspondence with the German authorities after the war; lists of Jews whom Schindler saved; newspaper clippings; certificates of appreciation and more. The collection also contains correspondence between Oskar Schindler and the Jews he saved; the correspondence reflects the efforts made by the survivors on his behalf after the war.

  20. O.71- Koniuchowsky Collection: Testimonies Regarding the Holocaust of Lithuanian Jewry, 1945-1981

    O.71- Koniuchowsky Collection: Testimonies Regarding the Holocaust of Lithuanian Jewry, 1945-1981 Leyb Koniuchowsky was born in Lithuania on 18 November 1910. An engineer by profession, he resided in Kaunas (Kovno). During the German occupation he lived in the Kaunas Ghetto and worked there until his escape. He found shelter in a bunker at a farmer's home where he remained until the liberation of Lithuania by the Red Army in 1944. From 1944-46, he wandered through the war battered towns of Lithuania, collecting testimonies from the few Jews that survived. The testimonies focus on the exterm...