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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.
When Europe was new: liberation and the making of the post-war era / Geoff Eley "That rubble heap near Potsdam": pre-war visions and early post-war urban development in Berlin / Monica Riera Creating "a nation of resisters"? Improving French self-image, 1944-6 / Simon Kitson Dad's Army, the home guard and the memory of the British war effort / Penny Summerfield An awkward sense of grief: German war remembrance and the role of the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge / Gerd Knischewski France: a people's history, 1944-6 / Hilary Footitt French Catholics and the liberation: political and religious values / Emmanuel Godin Confronting Nazi attrocities at the end of the war: a transnational perspective / Donald Bloxham Instrumentalisation, marginalisation, re-evaluation: flight and explusion after the Second World War in post-war German collective memory / Rainer Schulze The Church of England and the German past, present and future 1944-5: a case study in the international search for a "usable past" / Tom Lawson Victims or enemies? Italians, refugee Jews and the reworking of internment narratives in post-war Britain / Wendy Ugolini and Gavin Schaffer Belsen for beginners: the Holocaust in British heritage / Tony Kushner France and her African empire: the Second World War and the colonial imagination / Tony Chafer and Martin Evans.
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.