Many survivors and others seeking reparations or restitution have indicated that they possess personal documentation related to their experience in the Holocaust. We would like to inform you that the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is willing to receive such artifacts for permanent preservation in its collections.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was established by a unanimous act of the U.S. Congress in 1980. The Museum collects original artifacts and documentation regarding the experience of victims of the Holocaust. The Museum's collection efforts contribute to its programs of education, exhibition, scholarship, genealogy and documentation of the fates of individual victims of the Shoah.
The Museum's holdings include a large and growing collection of original papers and artifacts of Holocaust victims and survivors; liberators of Nazi concentration camps; members of war crimes prosecution staff; historians; and of others associated with the events of 1933-1945. In addition, the Museum gathers copies of documentation relating to these subjects from foreign archival sources. A large part of the Museum's mission is to ensure that historical documents are permanently preserved so that they might continue to bear witness to the tragedy of the Holocaust.
If you are interested in donating your original papers, photographs, and artifacts to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, contact us directly.
For archival materials:
Ms. Sara SirmanFor art and artifacts:
Ms. Susan Snyder