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The Library has some restrictions on rare book photocopying.
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- Reference Policy:
- The Library accepts limited telephone and mail reference questions.
- Borrowing Privileges:
- Not a lending institution
- OCLC, FEDLINK, Association of Jewish Libraries, RLG.
- Background Note:
- The Holocaust Memorial Council was established in 1980. The Library was founded in 1989, and opened to the public in 1993.
- Books and monographs:
- The Library has 25,000 volumes with inclusive dates from ca. 1920 to the
present. Subject highlights of this collection include the Holocaust, Judaism,
religious persecution, the Catholic Church, Jehovah's Witnesses, and a representative
collection of anti-Semitic literature. Of special note are memorial books
written after the war by survivors describing the history of this time and
offering memorials to people and places destroyed during the Nazi persecution.
Also of note is a collection of rare Holocaust literature containing first-hand
accounts written five to ten years after the Holocaust by survivors.
This collection is covered by Endeavor's Voyager integrated library system.
A link to the library catalog is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.ushmm.org/research/library/.
- Periodicals and newspapers:
- The Library has approximately 50 journal subscriptions which date from 1950
to the present. Most of these focus on the Holocaust.
The computer catalog covers these titles.
- The Library has approximately 200 film and fiche titles with a subject emphasis
on Judaism and the Holocaust. Jewish periodicals and newspapers, including
the newspaper from the Warsaw Ghetto and underground newspapers printed during
the occupation years are included in this collection.
Printed finding aids are available.
Anti-Semitism; Catholic Church; Germany--Religion--1933-1945; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jehovah's Witnesses--Nazi persecution; Jewish art; Jewish literature; Jewish music; Jewish poetry; Jewish refugees; Jews--Persecutions; Jews--Social life and customs; Judaism; Religious persecution
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum [Online]. Available
HTTP. URL http://www.ushmm.org/. Accessed
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