The Ghetto Fighters’ House Archives: General Information
The Ghetto Fighters’ House archive holds over 2,500,000 objects, including letters, certificates, diaries and testimonies (written, audio and video), films, photographs and displays. The archive collections comprise the history of the Jewish nation on all five continents during the first half of the 20th century and cover a wide range of areas such as the spiritual life, traditions and religion, society, education, economics, Holocaust and resistance, and the nation’s revival in the Land of Israel. This rich spiritual and intellectual collection is available to Holocaust researchers, teachers, students, and the general public. All are welcome to contact the archive staff for advice and assistance.
The archive staff has made objects accessible through the on-line archive. To date, over 250,000 objects are available on line, including albums of rescued children (Coordinatsia Collection), as well as other Holocaust related albums, the Holland archive, the Adolf Berman Collection, which documents the underground rescue operation of Polish Jewry after the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
The archive continues to collect objects from the Holocaust period, from Europe, Asia and North Africa that will contribute to Holocaust research: letters (in all languages), diaries and memoires, certificates confirming his having fought the Nazis, forges “Aryan” identification certificates, medals, weaponry, ghetto currency, maps, tools and house ware, and all other objects .
We are also interested in archival material from all Jewish communities that existed during the period between the two world wars, as well as after WWII.
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If you are interested in meeting with the Archive staff, we recommend that you call beforehand in order to make an appointment.
Selected items from the Ghetto Fighters' House museum: