Re: Donation of artifacts and literature #general #holocaust


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Ms. Gottfried--

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."

Ted Smith
Reston, VA


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From: erikagottfried53@...
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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.


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Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey

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