Holocaust Oral History Collection
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The 1,400 Holocaust audio interviews and transcripts reflect the vast scope of oral histories collected by researchers which have been archived at the Oral History Division of the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. They include interviews conducted in the early 1960s when the reservoir of survivors (especially those who were adults during the war) was much larger and for many survivors these interviews were the first time they had given an account of their experiences. The collection developed over the past 60 years as more research was undertaken by established and emerging scholars and questions relating to the experience of Jews under Nazism broadened. Thus, this collection not only gives voice to the experiences of individual survivors but also reflects the development of research and inquiry into this difficult past. This resource should provide an invaluable tool for researchers in Holocaust studies.