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Have you asked the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC if they would be interested in your collection? If you contact curator@..., you can learn more about the museum's collection policies The museum's web site is www.ushmm.org. Search "donation of artifacts."
Sent: Sun, Jun 6, 2021 2:37 am
Subject: [JewishGen.org] Donation of artifacts and literature #holocaust #general
I have in my possession a small number of Nazi artifacts and literature brought home by my father after WWII, after he served in the military government in occupied Germany (he was in charge of de-Nazification of all schools, hospitals, churches, and voluntary organizations in Bavaria).
He died several years ago and I'm trying to dispose of some of his possessions including these. I don't want to keep them, but I don't want them to fall into the wrong hands, so selling them or donating them to a charity thrift store like Goodwill is out of the question for me.
But so far I have not been successful in finding a museum or archives that will accept them.
Can anyone suggest an appropriate institution that would take them, or perhaps ideas of how I might dispose of them responsibly.
Teaneck, New Jersey