The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is building its collection of original documents, photographs, and artifacts relating to the events of the Holocaust and the experiences of individuals whose lives were directly impacted by those events.
Relevant materials include collections that illustrate and document:
- The prewar life of communities that were targeted by the Nazis
- The rise to power of Nazism
- The repression and crimes of the Nazi regime and its collaborators
- The world’s response to the Nazi regime and its occupation of Europe
- Resistance, rescue, and life in hiding
- Liberation and the reemergence of Jewish life after the war
- The pursuit of justice through restitution and war crimes trials
The types of materials sought by the Museum include:
- Art: period drawings, prints, sculpture, posters, and other creative works
- Books and pamphlets
- Broadsides, advertisements, and maps
- Film and video historical footage, audio and video oral testimonies; music and sound recordings
- Furnishings, architectural fragments, models, machinery, and tools
- Personal effects, ritual objects, jewelry, musical instruments, and numismatics (coins)
- Personal papers: documents, correspondence, memoirs, and scrapbooks
- Photographs and photo albums
- Textiles: uniforms, costumes, clothing, badges, armbands, flags, and banners
If you have such materials and are willing to donate them to the Museum, please fill out the online form, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call (202) 488-2649, or print and mail this form.
If you wish to become a Museum member or make a financial donation, please use the online form or call 866.99USHMM (866.998.7466).