Collection of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Documentary heritage submitted for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2012.
The collection of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is one of the most comprehensive collections of primary source material about the Holocaust in the world. With a vast collection in formats as varied as handwritten letters, microfilms, artifacts, sound and video recordings of testimonies, photographs, and film footage, this documentation captures the wide range of experiences of Holocaust victims, survivors, eyewitnesses, and perpetrators. Among Holocaust repositories, the uniqueness of this collection lies in its scope, which documents the fate of Jewish victims of the Holocaust, as well as other victims of Nazi persecution, such as Jehovah's Witnesses, homosexuals, Roma, and the handicapped. As a record of individuals and communities who were persecuted, destroyed, or dispersed throughout the world, this collection provides a collective portrait of communities that have disappeared or were forever altered by the events of the Holocaust.
- Year of submission: 2012
- Country: United States of America