Accessing Holocaust-Related Archival Material

For more information on this project and to access the French-, German-, and Russian-language versions, please visit: http://www.holocaustremembrance.com/focus/archives

This survey hopes to assess the difficulties encountered by persons who attempt to access Holocaust-related materials at archives and repositories across the world. Such materials include textual records in a variety of formats, audio and video interviews, printed publications, photographs and film records, musical recordings and scores, etc.

For the purposes of this survey, Holocaust-related materials relate to the Holocaust and have their origin in the period from the end of the First World War until the close of Displaced Persons camps in the 1950s. They pertain to the legal, political, social, economic, and cultural status of groups that became subject to state policies and persecution during the core period of 1933-1945. Some exceptions to these temporal parameters may include documentation from war crimes trials, Holocaust commemoration and memorialization, testimonies, asset and compensation-related materials, and records that are relevant to Holocaust history but part of larger collections.

For a full English-language explanation of Holocaust-related materials, please visit http://www.holocaustremembrance.com/focus/archives

Filling out personal information is optional.

Completing the survey should take approximately 8-10 minutes per archive.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact ihra.survey@gmail.com.
1. Your first name:
2. Your last name:
3. Your profession:
4. Your institutional affiliation, if any:
5. Are you an independent researcher?
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6. Have you had difficulties accessing or using Holocaust-related material at an archive/repository since the year 2000?