Claims Conference Holocaust Survivor Memoir Project

Worldwide Shoah Memoirs Collection

About the Project

Survivor memoirs offer a unique perspective on the Holocaust by documenting the survivors' experiences in their own words. The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) have partnered together to make survivor memoirs collected by the Claims Conference accessible online.

Through this partnership, many memoirs have been made available via
the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Special Collections Webpage and the Internet Archive.

Each memoir is cataloged, digitized (if not already in digital format), and preserved to ensure that these narratives will be available for future generations for research and educational purposes.

As a result of this partnership, donations of survivor memoirs may be donated directly to the USHMM:

Print materials may be sent to:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Library
100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl., SW
Washington, DC 20024
ATTN: Digitization Librarian

Digital materials, and any questions regarding the program, may be emailed to the Digitization Librarian at Email Us