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.
pt. 1. The contested Lithuanian-Belarusian fatherland. The Grand Duchy of Lithuania (1569-1863) Lithuania! My fatherland! (1863-1914) The First World War and the Wilno question (1914-1939) The Second World War and the Vilnius question (1939-1945) Epilogue : Soviet Lithuanian Vilnius (1945-1991) pt. 2. The embattled Ukrainian borderland. Early modern Ukraine (1569-1914) Galicia and Volhynia at the margin (1914-1939) The ethnic cleansing of Western Ukraine (1939-1945) The ethnic cleansing of Southeastern Poland (1945-1947) Epilogue : Communism and cleansed memories (1947-1981) pt. 3. The reconstructed Polish homeland. Patriotic oppositions and state interests (1945-1989) The normative nation-state (1989-1991) European standards and Polish interests (1992-1993) Envoi : returns to Europe.
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.