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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.
1. Reconceiving sexuality, 1900-1914 : Prostitution, venereal disease, and the double standard Theorizing desire Separating sex from reproduction : contraception and abortion Eugenics Rethinking sexual orientation 2. State interventions, 1914-1945 : World War I and its aftermath : violence and opportunity Facism : masculinism and reproduction Nazism : human engineering and the promise of pleasure Democratic welfare states : liberality and ambivalence Holocaust and World War II 3. Cold War cultures, 1945-1965 : Mass violence and the return to domesticity Conservatism, east and west The rise of romance Ambivalence about contraception The persecution of homosexuals The rise of reform 4. Pleasure and rebellion, 1965-1980 : The market of desire Revolutionary theories Changing the law Heterosexual disillusionment Homosexual liberation The turn inward 5. Partnerships and practices, 1980-2010 : HIV/AIDS The fall of communism Postfacist lessons in human rights Islam and the sexual borders of Europe Romantic liberality versus new conservatisms.
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.