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A collection focusing on family and domestic life. It documents pre-war German-Jewish life, involvement in World War One, leaving Germany in 1939, writing to family members during World War Two, post war life and restitution claims.
The Museum’s collections document the fate of Holocaust victims, survivors, rescuers, liberators, and others through artefacts, documents, photos, films, books, personal stories, and more. A large number of oral history interviews are available to access online in digitised format.
Refugee Voices is a groundbreaking Holocaust testimony collection of 150 filmed interviews with Jewish survivors and refugees from Nazism who rebuilt their lives in Great Britain. The collection consists of more than 450 hours of film. All interviews have been fully transcribed and catalogued enabling a researcher to be able to see an interview and then to read a transcript of the words spoken in it, or vice versa. Accompanying the collection is a comprehensive database, containing an index of the interviews and details of the interviewees and their life stories such as photos of family members and friends, places of importance for the interviewee and of other items or documents of special significance. An index of the interviews and details of the interviewees, including their life stories, photos of family members and friends, places of importance for them, and other items or documents of special significance, is available via the "List of interviewees" link below.