Eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust period collection (RG-104)
27,269 digital images : JPEG ; 78.8 GB.
19 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Contains the Holocaust survivors testimonials and eyewitness accounts relating to ghettos, labor and internment camps, Jews on the Aryan side and in hiding, Jewish partisans and underground fighters from many places in Europe under Nazi occupation between 1939 and 1945. The collection contains testimonies of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research collection, RG-104, series I and III. Series I includes ca. 1900 separate testimonies from the Displaced Person camps in Germany, Austria, Italy, Poland and other countries collected by the Jewish Historical Commission in Poland after the war, the World Jewish Congress, the Hungarian Section, by YIVO in displaced persons camps, by other Jewish organizations involved in similar projects, and as part of the YIVO-Yad Vashem Documentary Projects. Series III includes primarily testimonies received from individual survivors and/or their families from the 1940's to the 1990s with more than 521 individual testimonies. Contains 17 testimonies by survivors from Hungary, 153 questionnaires filled out by hand in the 1940s by survivors from Lithuania and produced by the Central Committee of Lithuanian Jews in Italy: those who survived the camps, the destruction of towns in Lithuania, survivors hidden by non-Jews, partisans and orphans. Includes also partisan’s lists arranged alphabetically by name of town or city and occasionally, when the name of the city was not indicated, by name of country.
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