The US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s oral history collection is one of the largest and most diverse resources for Holocaust testimonies in the world. In addition to conducting interviews itself, the Museum actively collects interviews from individuals as well as other institutions.
The collection contains interviews with survivors of the Holocaust and persecution by the Nazis and their collaborators. Interviewees include Jews, Roma (Gypsies), Polish Gentiles, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, and political prisoners. Testimonies of liberators, non-Jewish witnesses, and rescuers are also included in the collection.
Tools to explore a broad range of interviews and to search for interviews based upon a specific place or topic.
The Oral History Branch aims to rescue the evidence of the Holocaust by conducting interviews and acquiring testimonies from third parties.
Answers to frequently asked questions about oral history interviews, projects, and guidelines.