The Museum acknowledges as Jewish Holocaust survivors those who were displaced, persecuted, or discriminated against due to the racial, religious, ethnic, social, and political policies of the Nazis and their collaborators between 1933 and 1945. In addition to former inmates of concentration camps, ghettos, and prisons, this includes, among others, people who were refugees or were in hiding.
Roma and Sinti, Poles and other Slavic peoples, Soviet prisoners of war, persons with disabilities, political prisoners, trade union leaders, “subversive” artists, those Catholic and Lutheran clergy who were seen as opponents of the regime, resisters, Jehovah’s Witnesses, male homosexuals, and criminal offenders, among others were also victims of Nazi persecution.
Nearly 60 Holocaust survivors serve as volunteers at the Museum—sharing their personal histories, greeting the public, acting as tour guides, and more.
Find out how to request a survivor presentation and learn more about guidelines and accommodations required.
Listen to survivors share their personal histories in person at the Museum.