The Ghetto Fighters’ House archives – general information and quick link to the archives
The Ghetto Fighters’ House archive holds over 250,000 articles, including letters, certificates, diaries, testimonies (written, audio and video), movies, photographs and artifacts, including weaponry used by the Jewish underground. Many of these materials are part of larger collections, such as the collection of the Pioneer Youth Movement of Europe, North Africa, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq, testimonies of the Tana children and more. The materials stored in the archives represent a vast and comprehensive collection that goes beyond the borders of Europe. Examples are the certificates of the persecution of North African Jewry, as well as documents and artifacts from the Mauritius exile.
The archive is directed by Yossi Shavit, who is leading an extensive process of mapping the archive and making it available on the internet. So far, the archive has invited internet surfers to explore approximately 250,000 articles including albums of child survivors found by the Coordinatsia, as well as other albums from the Holocaust period, the Holland archives, the Adolf Berman collection (that documents the underground rescue activities of Polish Jewry after the Warsaw ghetto uprising) and more.
The archive collections represent the history of the Jewish nation across five continents during the first half of the 20th century, expanding over a wide range of areas - spiritual being, tradition and religion, society, education, finance, the Holocaust, heroism, and revival in the Land of Israel. This spiritual richness is available to Holocaust researchers, educators, students and all other interested parties who are invited to consult with the archive staff.
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