Archival Descriptions

Displaying items 1 to 20 of 170
Language of Description: German
Language of Description: English
Country: Israel
  1. P.55 - Personal Papers of Dr. Heinz E.Samson

    P.55 - Personal Archive of Dr. Heinz E. Samson In the collection there are files from the private archive of Dr. Heinz E. Samson. Description of the collection: The documentation deals with a part of the estate of the Samson family, originally from the city of Norden in Northern Germany. There is pre-war documentation on tax issues and the assets of the Samson family, pre- and postwar correspondence with German authorities, personal documents and certificates, documents on the restoration of the Norden Jewish cemetery supported by the Samson family after WW II, the dedication of a memorial ...

  2. P.22 - The Dr. Nathan Eck Collection, holocaust researcher, 1938-1976

    P.22 - The Dr. Nathan Eck Collection, holocaust researcher, 1938-1976 In the collection there are files from the private archive of Dr. Nathan Eck. Description of the collection: 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. About Dr. Nathan Eck: - Dr. Nathan Eck was born in Janow, Poland, 19 March 1896. He was a Gordonia youth movement activist and a Zionist activist, as w...

  3. 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...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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...

  6. Documentation of the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland (Reich Association of the Jews in Germany)

    There are three main sections in the Record Group: I. Organization and AdministrationIn this section there are administrative and financial files of the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland, including protocols of administration meetings, Nazi orders and ordnances, contacts with the Gestapo, statistical data regarding the Jews of Germany and files related to the sale of property belonging to the Jewish communities and their evaluation. There are also several Reichsvertretung der deutschen Juden files in this section. II. Emigration and Deportation - administration of the worth of the ...

  7. Survey of the situation in various countries, as reported in the Nazi and local press with an emphasis on the situation of the Jews, June-July 1943

    1. M.4 - Bulletins of the Vaad Hahatzalah (Rescue Council) of the Jewish Agency in Eretz Israel, 1937-1959
    • צרור רשימות - חומר על מצב היהודים בארצות הכיבוש הנאצי - מס. 5/36

    Survey of the situation in various countries, as reported in the Nazi and local press with an emphasis on the situation of the Jews, June-July 1943 Poland: Deportation of Jews to labor camps and rescue of many from the Warsaw Ghetto; Frank's speech regarding the Germans in Warsaw and blaming the Jews for the war; signs of resistance to the Nazi government by farmers not reporting for work; attacks on Gestapo personnel; Volksdeutsche in areas of Poland annexed to the Reich: Germany: The suffering of the German people while at war; opposition to granting an exemption from anti-Jewish legislat...

  8. The Ball-Kaduri Collection: Contemporary testimonies and reports regarding the Holocaust of the Jews of Germany and Central Europe, 1943-1960

    The Record Group includes memoirs of Jewish leaders in various areas of Jewish life in Germany. Although there is much documentation regarding the fate of individual Holocaust victims, the main emphasis of the Record Group is on the different Jewish organizations. There is much information about local community organizations and the central Jewish organizations of German Jewry, including general, Zionist, and religious organizations. There is also documentation regarding emigration preparations and relations with the Nazi authorities as seen by the Jews. There are over 300 files in the reco...

  9. P.25- Archive of Erich Kulka, Historian of Czech Jewry and Author P.25 - ארכיון אריך קולקה

    P.25- Archive of Erich Kulka, Historian of Czech Jewry and Author Erich Schon, who was born in the village of Vsetin, Moravia (today in the Czech Republic), 18 February 1911, and died in Jerusalem, 12 July 1995, was the son of Malvina and Siegbert Schon. After World War II Schon changed his last name to Kulka, the last name of his first wife, Elly Kulka, who did not survive the Holocaust. The history of the arrests of Erich Kulka began in July 1939, first with arrest by the Gestapo in Brno and afterwards with imprisonment in the Dachau, Sachsenhausen and Neuengamme camps until November 1942...

  10. Varied documentary material from the Innsbruck community and the Tyrol district regarding antisemitism before the war, confiscation of property, anti-Jewish legislation and disbanding of the communities in the Tyrol district

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

    Varied documentary material from the Innsbruck community and the Tyrol district regarding antisemitism before the war, confiscation of property, anti-Jewish legislation and disbanding of the communities in the Tyrol district - Performance of the antisemitic play, "Das Anderle von Rinn", based on the blood libel from the Middle Ages, and the reaction of the public and the press to the play; - Confiscation of property and use of assets and personal belongings for the needs of senior Nazi party officials - seizure of real estate, mansions and villas; - Suicide of Friedrich Reitlinger, owner of...

  11. Archive of Erich Kulka, Historian of Czech Jewry and Author

    The Erich Kulka Record Group contains: Personal and family documentation; documentation regarding the trial conducted against Sebesta, an antisemitic Czech writer who libeled Erich Kulka; the struggle to clear the names of the Sonderkommando workers as set forth in the book "People In Auschwitz" by Herman Langbein; trials against Nazi war criminals; documentation regarding Holocaust denial; escape of inmates from Auschwitz-Birkenau; research he conducted and published throughout his life, mainly regarding Jewish fighters in the Svoboda Army in the Soviet Union; Kulka's struggle against anti...

  12. Testimony of Dora Rubina, born in Bialystok, Poland, 1915, regarding her experiences in Bialystok, the Vilna Ghetto, Kozlowa Ruda, Stutthof and other places

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    Testimony of Dora Rubina, born in Bialystok, Poland, 1915, regarding her experiences in Bialystok, the Vilna Ghetto, Kozlowa Ruda, Stutthof and other places Life in Warsaw, 1939; escape with three actors to Bialystok; escape to Vilna; establishment of the "Remikat" (?)acting troupe in Vilna; names of the actors in the troupe; establishment of a theater in Vilna during the Soviet occupation; names of the theater actors; names of the performances presented in the theater; occupation of Vilna by the German Army, 24 June 1941; escape of the actors from Vilna; establishment of the Vilna Ghetto, ...

  13. The Alfred Schwarzbaum Collection

    Alfred Schwazrbaum has been called a "one man aid and rescue operation". The GFH Schwarzbaum collection holds hundreds of documents, including letters and postcards sent to Schwarzbaum from Poland and from Jews living outside Poland, asking him for help or inquiring about relatives in Poland, receipts for parcel deliveries and correspondences with Jews in Poland and elsewhere.

  14. Testimony of Malvina (Friedmannova) Fantova, born in Cejkov, Czechoslovakia, regarding her experiences in Poland, the Soviet Union and as soldier in the Czechoslovakian Army

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

    Testimony of Malvina (Friedmannova) Fantova, born in Cejkov, Czechoslovakia, regarding her experiences in Poland, the Soviet Union and as soldier in the Czechoslovakian Army Born in Czechoslovakia. Hungarian occupation of Carpathian Ruthenia; dramatic evacuation from Carpathian Ruthenia, 1939; unsuccessful attempt to escape to Great Britain; handed over to the Germans at the Dutch border; interrogation by the Gestapo; expulsion to Poland; life in a refugee center in Katowice, 1939; air flights to Rowne during the war between Germany and Poland; role of the Communists in classifying and deci...

  15. Memoirs of Karola Keila (Koifman) Ginzburg, born in Warsaw, Poland, 1902, regarding her experiences in the Warsaw Ghetto and on the Aryan side in Warsaw, using a false identity in the Pawiak prison, in Pruszkow and Dresden

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

    Memoirs of Karola Keila (Koifman) Ginzburg, born in Warsaw, Poland, 1902, regarding her experiences in the Warsaw Ghetto and on the Aryan side in Warsaw, using a false identity in the Pawiak prison, in Pruszkow and Dresden Life before the war; residence and studies in the Pedagogic Institute; studies Law; marriage to Leon Ginzburg; move to Lodz; life in Lodz; birth of two children. Outbreak of the war; escape to Warsaw together with her family; life in the Warsaw Ghetto; work in the Tebbens Schultz shop (workshop); liquidation of the workshop, 1943; escape to the Aryan side with the help of...

  16. "Destruction of Radzilow": Overview written by Szymon Datner regarding the fate of the Jews of Radzilow

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    "Destruction of Radzilow": Overview written by Szymon Datner regarding the fate of the Jews of Radzilow Occupation of Radzilow by the German Army, 23 June 1941; attitude of the Poles towards the German Army; handing over of Soviet Army soldiers who did not have time to escape [by the Poles] to the Germans; names of Polish collaborators; abuse and murder of Jews by Poles; robbery of property; desecration of religious objects including the burning of Torah scrolls; attitude of the Poles towards the Jews; incitement of the Poles against the Jews; establishment of a local Polish authority in Ra...

  17. NSDAP (Nazi party) and Gestapo documentation regarding travel permits, arrests, confiscation of property of the Jewish community and its library and looting the contents of synagogues during the Novemberaktion (November "Aktion"), 1938

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

    NSDAP (Nazi party) and Gestapo documentation regarding travel permits, arrests, confiscation of property of the Jewish community and its library and looting the contents of synagogues during the Novemberaktion (November "Aktion"), 1938 Nazi documentation regarding the Novemberaktion, 1938: - Arrests of Jews following the Kristallnacht riots among the Jews of St. Poelten; the Eichgraben vocational training camp and the Talheim vocational camp; confiscation of the archives of the Jewish community of Vienna; issuing of passports; detention of Jews with a previous conviction in the Dachau conce...

  18. Testimony of Ania (Rybalowska) Wincygsztern, born in Slonim, Poland, regarding her experiences in Slonim, Wolkowysk, Bialystok, Stutthof, Auschwitz and other places

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    Testimony of Ania (Rybalowska) Wincygsztern, born in Slonim, Poland, regarding her experiences in Slonim, Wolkowysk, Bialystok, Stutthof, Auschwitz and other places Murder of 10,000 Jews in Slonim under the command of Hick, the Gestapo man, 14 November 1941; deportation to Rozana; transfer to Wolkowysk; forced labor with 360 young Jewish women from Bialystok; "Aktion" in Wolkowysk and in the nearby villages, 02 November 1942; transfer together with 336 young women to Bialystok by Munsfeld, 27 November 1942; forced labor in the Markowszczyzna farm owned by SS Und Polizei Fuehrer (SSPF) Helfr...

  19. Testimony of Michl Orszanski, born in Bialystok, Poland, 1905, regarding his experiences in the Bialystok Ghetto, in prison in Grodno and in prison in Bialystok

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    Testimony of Michl Orszanski, born in Bialystok, Poland, 1905, regarding his experiences in the Bialystok Ghetto, in prison in Grodno and in prison in Bialystok Occupation of Bialystok by the German Army, 26 June 1941; burning of the Great Synagogue; murder of Jews and burning of their bodies in the burning synagogue; riots against the Jews including burning their homes; deportation of Jews to forced labor; establishment of the Bialystok Ghetto, 01 August 1941; works as a painter in SS and Gestapo units outside the ghetto; attitude of the Polish foremen towards the workers; "Aktion" in the ...

  20. Personal Archive of Dr. Heinz E. Samson

    The documentation deals with a part of the estate of the Samson family, originally from the city of Norden in Northern Germany. There is pre-war documentation on tax issues and the assets of the Samson family, pre- and postwar correspondence with German authorities, personal documents and certificates, documents on the restoration of the Norden Jewish cemetery supported by the Samson family after WW II, the dedication of a memorial on the Norden Jewish cemetery, charity work, brochures and magazines related to the history of the Norden Jews.