Donation of artifacts and literature #general #holocaust


erikagottfried53@...
 

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


lydgateaction@...
 

Definitely don't pass them on anywhere. Perhaps a well publicised and video recorded public burning ceremony put on youtube. 

Aubrey Blumson
United Kingdom


Bernard Flam
 

Hi from Paris,
Your father was right to keep these indisputable evidences of Nazi ideology and you are right with your wish to preserve them *.
In France, we have "the" answer.
What is the Jewish institution which will be our survivor generations after generations to study, research and transmit history and memories of Holocaust ?
This is Paris' Memorial de la Shoah.
In USA, USHMM in Washington is dedicated to same vision, as I could see when I visited some years ago :
https://www.ushmm.org/collections/the-museums-collections/about/scope-and-nature-of-the-collections
My advice is to contact this institution.
Blayb gezunt !
Khavershaft
Bernard Flam
Archives & history of Medem Center - Arbeter Ring (Bund / Workmen Circle / Skif of France)

* May I add that in France, Nazi items are unlawful to sale and to public exhibition, except in historical institutions. 


smthted@...
 

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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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


Carol Hoffman
 

Erika have you tried the following places:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum https://www.ushmm.org/
Central Archive for the History of the Jewish People http://cahjp.nli.org.il/. It is now part of the National Library of Israel.
Carol Hoffman PhD
Tel Aviv


Odeda Zlotnick
 

I'm sure the following response was meant for you as well:
https://groups.jewishgen.org/g/main/topic/yad_vashem_is_the_address/83346034?p=,,,20,0,0,0::recentpostdate%2Fsticky,,,20,0,0,83346034

And take a look here too:
Gathering the Fragments | www.yadvashem.org
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Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Jane Foss
 

Center for Jewish.History NYC. Museum of Jewish Heritage

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Kenneth Ryesky
 

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Re: Donation of artifacts and literature #holocaust #general
From: lydgateaction@...
Date: Sun, 06 Jun 2021 06:32:02 EDT

Definitely don't pass them on anywhere. Perhaps a well publicised and video recorded public burning ceremony put on youtube. 

Aubrey Blumson
United Kingdom

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Aubrey, that would only play into the hands of Holocaust deniers!

Spoliation of evidence does not play well in an American or British courtroom, and there is a presumption that the spoliated evidence, if presented, would weigh contrary to the spoliator's case (there I go, talking like a lawyer again)!

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Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@... 

Researching:
RAISKY/REISKY, ARONOV, SHKOLNIK(OV), AEROV; Gomel, Belarus
GERTZIG, BRODSKY; Yelizavetgrad, Ukraine
BRODSKY, VASILESKY; Odessa, Ukraine
IZRAELSON, ARSHENOV; Yevpatoriya, Ukraine (Crimea)


jbonline1111@...
 

I was impressed with the Jewish history museum in Philadelphia.  You might like to donate these items to it, since you are relatively nearby.   https://www.nmajh.org/
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Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC