The Museum’s Collections document the fate of Holocaust victims, survivors, rescuers, liberators, and others through artifacts, documents, photos, films, books, personal stories, and more. Search below to view digital records and find material that you can access at our library and at the Shapell Center.
Anti-Semites / Bernard Lewis From Weimar to Hitler / Robert S. Wistrich Nation and race / Adolf Hitler Nuremberg law for the protection of German blood and of the German honour of 15 September 1935 The setting / Henry Friedlander Ghetto formation / Raul Hilberg From "ethnic cleansing" to genocide to the "Final Solution" : the evolution of the Nazi Jewish policy, 1939-1941 / Christopher R. Browning Some thoughts on the treatment of the alien population in the east / Heinrich Himmler The "Commissar decree," June 6, 1941 Affidavit of SS Grüppenführer Otto Ohlendorf Operation Barbarossa as a war of conquest and annihilation / Jürgen Förster From mass murder to the "Final Solution" : the shooting of Jewish civilians during the first months of the eastern campaign within the context of the Nazi Jewish genocide / Peter Longerich Savage war : German warfare and moral choices in World War II / Omer Bartov Hitler's Reichstag speech, January 30, 1939 / Adolf Hitler Minutes of the Wannsee Conference, January 20, 1942 Intentions and the "Final Solution" / Berel Lang A controversy about the historicization of national socialism / Martin Broszat and Saul Friedländer Justice Jackson's report to the president on atrocities and war crimes, June 7, 1945 / Robert H. Jackson Inside the ghetto / Emmanuel Ringelblum Notebook H : Oskar Rosenfeld The second winter : October 29, 1942-March 18, 1943 / Herman Kruk Letters from Westerbork / Etty Hillesum United Nations convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide, December 9, 1948 Defining genocide as a sociological concept / Helen Fein Is the Holocaust simply another example of genocide? / Mark Levene Conceptual blockages and definitional dilemmas in the "racial century" : genocides of indigenous peoples and the Holocaust / A. Dirk Moses.
Learn about over 1,000 camps and ghettos in Volume I and II of this encyclopedia, which are available as a free PDF download. This reference provides text, photographs, charts, maps, and extensive indexes.