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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.
Historical background : Poles and Jews to the 1850s The winds of change, 1856-1863 Defeat, development, recovery, 1864-1880 Traumatic years, 1881-1882 Beginnings of modern Polish antisemitism, 1883-1892 Progress and reaction, 1893-1903 Revolution, 1904-1906 Breakdown, 1907-1914.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -237) and index.
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.