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ARCHIVES AND RESEARCH ON THE HOLOCAUST PERIOD / ארכיונים ומחקר על תקופת השואה

יהודה באואר and Y. Bauer
Proceedings of the World Congress of Jewish Studies / דברי הקונגרס העולמי למדעי היהדות
Vol. ה‎, Volume V, DIVISION V: RESEARCH PROJECTS-REPORTS AND ARTICLES BASED ON THE PROJECTS' FINDINGS; JEWISH DEMOGRAPHY / כרך ה, חטיבה ה: מפעלי מחקר בתחום מדעי היהדות: דינים-וחשבונות ומאמרים מדעיים, המבוססים על תוצאות מפעלי המחקר; מאמרים בדמוגרפיה יהודית‎ (תשכ"ט / 1969), pp. 47-50
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ARCHIVES AND RESEARCH ON THE HOLOCAUST PERIOD / ארכיונים ומחקר על תקופת השואה
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Abstract

The central archives housing material on the history of the Holocaust are, of course, the Yad Vashem archives. Small archives dealing with the same area are Moreshet and Lokhamei Hagetaot. These concentrate mostly on material dealing with rebellion and opposition, but they include as well varied records on other aspects of the history of the Holocaust. There is however, a significant number of other archives, whose main holdings are in other areas but which also house material on the period of the Holocaust. The Institute of Contemporary Jewry has begun to prepare an inclusive guide to archival material on the Holocaust in Israel and abroad. This work is now in progress and we hope to see its first fruits shortly. In the not distant future the archives of Yad Vashem hope to present a classification of their many divisions which will complement the work of the guide. At our universities work is being conducted in the area of holocaust research based on the archives in Israel. At the Hebrew University a project in this area is being conducted trying to work over systematically different archival divisions under the framework of student papers. From the point of view of desirability it should be mentioned that organized work in this area is most difficult because of the great quantity of material and its special nature. A few years ago mechanization was suggested in recording the material, to allow researchers a more convenient approach to the papers he needs. There is justification for a renewal of this suggestion and its speedy implementiation. The process of gathering material in the archives has not yet been completed. More than a few tasks remain to be done.

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