At the museum
The Museum’s oral history collection is accessible free of charge through the Library and Archives Reading Rooms located on the fifth floor of the Museum. The collection can be searched via the Museum's Collections catalog. Some interviews can be viewed from home through the catalog, while others can only be viewed on premises in the Library and Archives Reading Rooms. No appointment is necessary to visit the reading rooms; however, researchers are encouraged to contact the reference desk in advance in order to have materials prepared for their arrival.
Depending on the rights or restrictions associated with each interview, it may be possible to obtain personal copies of interviews. Please contact the reference staff to make arrangements. All duplications are processed by a third-party vendor; costs vary based on length of interview, format, and shipping preferences. Transcripts, summaries, and time-coded notes may be available for some interviews and can be obtained, free of charge, through the Collections catalog or by contacting the reference desk.
Other Oral History Collections
The International Database of Oral History Testimonies is a directory of Holocaust-related oral history collections located throughout the world, featuring interviews conducted by both major institutions and local community organizations. Search the International Database »