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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.
From 1933 to 1945, Nazi ideology permeated and consumed German society, administration, and armed forces, first to exclude and then to eradicate all Jewish-born Europeans both physically and culturally from the face of the Earth. In France, between 1940 and 1944, the Jews suffered the double blow of French and German anti-Semitic legislation, by internment and deportation. Altogether, 76,000 Jews, included more than 11,000 children, were torn from their lives and deported by the Nazis with the help of the Vichy government.
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.