Language of Description: Hebrew
Language of Description: Latvian
  1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground The archive gets its name from Mordechai Tenenbaum-Tamaroff, who set up the archive in early 1943, and Zvi Mersik, one of Mordechai Tenenbaum's outstanding aides, who continued to maintain the archive after Mordechai Tenenbaum-Tamaroff's death. Most of the documentation, which was created between July 1941 and April 1943, is located in the Yad Vashem Archive. The original material is not concentrated in one place: some of it is housed in the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, and the rest of th...

  2. M.16 - Collection of the Joodsche Coordinatie Commissie (Jewish Coordination Committee-JCC) of Dutch Jewry in Geneva, 1943-1960

    M.16 - Collection of the Joodsche Coordinatie Commissie (JCC-Jewish Coordination Committee) of Dutch Jewry in Geneva, 1943-1945 The Coordination Committee for the Jews of the Netherlands in Switzerland was established in 1943 at the initiative of several of the Dutch refugees in Switzerland, including Mr. M. Gans. The owner of a jewelry and antiquities business in Amsterdam, Gans had escaped from the Netherlands to Switzerland with his wife in the summer of 1942. The Committee mainly dealt with offering assistance (by sending parcels of food and medicine) to deportees from the Netherlands i...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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 ...

  7. M.25 - Documentation of the Mouvement National Hebreu (MNH - Hebrew National Movement) in France, 1941-1942

    M.25 - Documentation of the Mouvement National Hebreu (MNH - Hebrew National Movement) in France, 1941-1942 Georges Blumberg, the MNH founder apparently established the archives; MNH was founded in Paris before the outbreak of the war; the MNH leaders were Georges Blumberg and Adia Gourevitch; the goal of the movement was to redefine the terms "Jewish nation" and "Hebrew state"; MNH published two editions of the "Shem" anthology in Paris. The documentation in the collection was prepared for an anthology that was meant to be published in Marseilles, where Blumberg lived; the files are compri...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  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. O.12 - Perlman Collection: Testimonies of refugees from Poland who arrived in Eretz Israel, 1942-1943

    O.12- Perlman Collection: Testimonies of refugees from Poland who arrived in Eretz Israel, 1942-1943 The Perlman Collection consists of 64 testimonies gathered by Jewish Agency representatives during the years 1942-1943, mainly from Jews who arrived to Eretz Israel during World War II. Most of the testimonies were given by Jews who held Mandatory Palestine citizenship, were married to Mandatory Palestine citizens or were related to them. These Jews were included in exchange agreements of foreign citizens for German citizens, and they succeeded in reaching Eretz Israel. Another group of witn...

  12. O.13 - Documentation regarding the Jews of Bulgaria, mainly from the Holocaust period

    O.13 - Documentation regarding the Jews of Bulgaria, mainly from the Holocaust period In the Record Group there is documentation regarding what happened to Bulgarian Jewry during the 20th century, primarily regarding various subjects from the Holocaust period. The documentation was submitted mainly by private individuals, and it 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 an...

  13. O.22- The Mecker Collection: Letters and newspaper clippings from the "Forverts" newspaper published in New York regarding the search for relatives, 1940-1951

    O.22- The Mecker Collection: Letters and newspaper clippings from the "Forverts" newspaper published in New York regarding the search for relatives, 1940-1951 G. Mecker was one of the editors of the "Forverts" newspaper published (in Yiddish) in New York. Between 1945 and 1951 Mecker collected letters and written testimonies sent to the newspaper by Holocaust survivors. Some of this documentation appeared in the newspaper. Newspaper clippings as well as manuscripts of letters and testimonies that were not published in the newspapers were submitted to Yad Vashem by Ms. Rachel Auerbach in 195...

  14. 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...

  15. O.32 - Documentation regarding the Jews of the Soviet Union from the Holocaust period

    O.32 - Documentation regarding the Jews of the Soviet Union from the Holocaust period The collection includes documentation regarding the German occupation in many areas of the Soviet Union. The collection includes reports prepared by the State Extraordinary Commission for Investigation of Nazi War Crimes in the Soviet Union (ChGK) regarding the murder of Jews in the Soviet Union, deportation of Jews to camps, documentation regarding the members of the Jewish underground and Jewish partisans who were active in Belorussia, 1941-1943, personal documentation belonging to Red Army soldiers, par...

  16. 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...

  17. O.35 The Heidingsfeld Collection: Documentation regarding Jewish refugees in Switzerland

    O.35 The Heidingsfeld Collection: Documentation regarding Jewish refugees in Switzerland Correspondence of Joseph Heidingsfeld, a teacher and Jewish refugee in Switzerland, who was active in the Vevey-Montreux area, and taught children in the refugee camps and hospitals in the area, 1936-1950.

  18. O.39 - Collection of memoirs written by survivors as part of a competition held by Yad Vashem, 1957

    O.39 - Collection of memoirs written by survivors as part of a competition held by Yad Vashem, 1957 In 1957 the Yad Vashem administration held an essay competition in which participants were to write about their personal experiences during the Holocaust. The collection includes 200 of these essays.

  19. O.40 - Documentation regarding the Jews of the Netherlands, primarily during the Holocaust period

    O.40 - Documentation regarding the Jews of the Netherlands, primarily during the Holocaust period In the Collection there are files submitted to Yad Vashem by private people including personal documents from the war period, correspondence with the German authorities in the Netherlands, correspondence with family members; correspondence after the war; anti-Jewish orders and directives, newspaper clippings including information regarding the persecution of the Dutch Jews, documentation concerning the rescue of Jews, Joodse Raad (Jewish Council) activities, the Westerbork transit camp, concent...

  20. O.41 - Collection of Lists and Documentation Regarding Those Who Perished and Those Who Were Persecuted During the Holocaust Period

    • ארכיון יד ושם / Yad Vashem Archives
    • O.41
    • English, Hebrew
    • Paper, 6 meters Paper, 1301 files List of persecuted persons List of murdered persons List of deportees List of inmates List of camp inmates Personal documents List of Jewish soldiers List of Jewish residents List of survivors Death certificate Photograph

    O.41 - Collection of Lists and Documentation Regarding Those Who Perished and Those Who Were Persecuted During the Holocaust Period The collection is mainly comprised of lists of Jews who perished or were persecuted during the Holocaust period. These lists come from many diverse sources, various types and different languages. The lists of those who perished were compiled and prepared by official sources and established bodies, as well as by family members, friends and fellow townspeople. Besides the lists of those who perished, the Collection also contains concurrent lists of those who were...