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Archive Collections

The Holocaust Oral History Archive of Gratz College is a special collection of the Tuttleman Library and a contributing organization to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Research Institute and to Yad Vashem. The Archive houses one of the largest collections of audio-taped testimony in the U.S, including interviews with nearly 900 survivors, liberators, resistance force members, those in hiding, rescuers, and other witnesses to the persecution and extermination of the Nazi era, 1933-1945. Special groupings include the testimonies of "Kindertransport" children sheltered in England, the 1985 Gathering of Holocaust Survivors, the 1991 and 1999 Rickshaw Reunions of Shanghai Survivors, and the Vilna Ghetto Fighters. The Archive also documents Jewish cultural life in pre-Nazi Europe via unpublished memoirs, letters, diaries, photographs, memorial books and survivor registers.

Established in 1979 by the late Professor Nora Levin, the Archive was one of the earliest collections of Holocaust testimony in the U.S. Since 1989, Josey G. Fisher has directed the Archive staff of 25 volunteers, over half of whom were born in Europe before World War II and represent a wide range of Nazi-era experience. To access our digized audio files, click here.  Catologed records of the Archive are partially available here. Please contact Josey Fisher for more information at 215.635.7300 x130.


"Gesher Galicia is a non-profit organization carrying out Jewish genealogical and historical research on Galicia, formerly a province of Austria-Hungary and today divided between southeastern Poland and western Ukraine. The research work includes the indexing of archival vital records and census books, Holocaust-period records, Josephine and Franciscan cadastral surveys, lists of Jewish taxpayers, and records of Galician medical students and doctors - all added to our searchable online database. In addition, we reproduce regional and cadastral maps for our online Map Room. We conduct educational research and publish a quarterly research journal, the Galitzianer." Please contact Librarian for access at [email protected] More information about this resources is available in INF 101: Intro to Library and Research Basics.

The Fortunoff Archive currently holds more than 4,400 testimonies comprising 12,000 recorded hours of videotape. The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies has its roots in New Haven, Connecticut but its collection now spans the Americas, Europe, and Israel. For more than three decades its mission has stayed the same: to record and project the stories of those who were there. PLEASE CONTACT LIBRARIAN for an authorized user form.