17 March 2009

Luxembourg: Yad Vashem receives Holocaust archive

Yad Vashem has received an archival collection from Luxembourg, detailing the Holocaust’s affect on that country’s Jewish population.

The microfilms were presented Monday evening in Jerusalem by Center for Documentation on World War II director Prof. Paul Dostert, of Luxembourg, to Yad Vashem chair Avner Shalev.

The collection includes some 31,000 pages, covering daily life under German occupation, confiscations, restrictions, lists and orders of deportations to ghettos and concentration camps, as well as information on looted Jewish property, emigration to the US, declaration of Jewish assets, life in the Funfrunnen home for seniors, and information on some 60 mixed-marriage couples who managed to rescue their Jewish spouses

Yad Vashem Archives director Dr. Haim Gertner said more than half of Luxembourg's Jewish population was killed; all suffered persecution. This important collection is an important source for what that community experienced.

Researchers and the public may access the collection onsite at Yad Vashem

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