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    The Randolph Braham collection consists of research material collected by Randolph L. Braham, world renowned expert on the Holocaust in Hungary. Includes materials relevant to the Holocaust and its aftermath in Eastern Europe in general, and in Hungary and Romania in particular; trials against suspected war criminals; the revival of extreme right ideologies; and biographical and academic information pertaining to the donor. Nearly all of the Holocaust-era records are reproductions.
    inclusive:  1924-2011
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Randolph L. Braham
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Randolph Braham
    Collection Creator
    Randolph L. Braham
    Randolph. L. Braham was born Adolf Ábrahám in Bucharest, Romania, in 1922. He was raised in the Transylvanian town Dej (Dés). During World War II his home town was under Hungarian administration, and in 1943 he was drafted into a forced labor unit. His family was deported in 1944 and perished. Towards the end of the war Braham and his friends fled their labor company unit and hid in the barn of István Novák, a Hungarian farmer. Braham immigrated to the United States shortly after the war’s end and earned his M.A. degree in 1949 at the City College of New York and his Ph.D. in 1952 at the New School for Social Research. He is author and editor of several books, notably The Politics of Genocide: The Holocaust in Hungary, first published in 1981.
    Finding aid published by the the Holocaust Center in Farmington Hills at :

    Physical Details

    184 microfilm reels.
    96 boxes
    6 oversize folders
    System of Arrangement
    The Randolph Braham collection is arranged as 25 series:
    1: Hungarian Records Relating to the Holocaust, 1944, 184 microfilm reels [only Series 1 is microfilmed],
    2: Records Relating to the Béla Berend (Albert Bruce Belton) Cases against Randolph L. Braham and Others, 1944-1987 [only Series 2 is also available on microfiche],
    3: Records Relating to the Destruction of Jews in Northern Transylvania, 1944-2007,
    4: Records Relating to United States vs. Ferenc Koréh, 1944-1997,
    5: Records Relating to Hungarian and Canadian Legal Procedures Involving Imre Finta, 1944-1994,
    6: Records from Hungarian Archives Relating to the Holocaust in Hungary, 1938-1949,
    7: Records from European, American, and Israeli Archives Relating to the Holocaust in Hungary, 1935-1971,
    8: Statements and Testimonies of and Correspondence with the “Dramatis Personae” of the Holocaust in Hungary, 1945-1983,
    9: Research Material Relating to Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism, Holocaust Denial, Historical Revisionism and Neo-Fascism, 1946-2004,
    10: Miscellaneous Files, 1945-2007,
    11: Collection of Printed Material: Studies, Essays, Articles, 1924-2004,
    12: "Chapter Folders" to the Second Edition of The Politics of Genocide, 1944-1994,
    13: Research Material to the Memoir and Other Writings of Randolph Braham, 1944-2008,
    14: Audio/Visual Material, 1972-1986,
    15: Newspaper articles and scholarly studies by Randolph L. Braham, 1948-2011,
    16: Book reviews written by Randolph L. Braham, 1953-2007,
    17: Reviews published about works by Randolph L. Braham, 1961-2011,
    18: Celebration of Randolph L. Braham’s 80th birthday, 2002,
    19: Documents corresponding to The Destruction of Hungarian Jewry: A Documentary Account,
    20: Randolph L. Braham’s Open Letter requesting the removal of his name from the Library and Information Center at the Hungarian Holocaust Memorial Center and returning his Medium Cross of the Republic of Hungary, 2014
    Series 21: Edgar Holzman collection about Hungarian diplomatic history, 1941-1946
    Series 22: Awards presented to Randolph Braham, 1968-2014
    Series 23: Reparations files, 1989-1994
    Series 24: Photographs and printed materials, 1984-1990
    Series 25: Conference, lecture, and seminar materials, 1979-2003

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    Conditions on Use
    Some restrictions on use may apply. See donor file for release forms.

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    Administrative Notes

    Randolph L. Braham donated his collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives between 1992 and 2018.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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