Important Role of former Nazis in Eastern Germany." 

November 21, 1950
Central Files Decimal Number 762B.00

Testaments to the Holocaust


Testaments to the Holocaust, a digitized, searchable full-text and image resource, provides the basis for studying Nazi Germany and its crimes from many perspectives. It builds a history of the period through people’s testimonies, family narratives and the documents of the activities of the Nazi regime. Complemented by appropriate secondary literature, this collection delivers outstanding opportunities to gain insights into a dark period of history.

Date Range: 1933 - mid-1960s
Source Library:  The Wiener Library


Testaments to the Holocaust is a fully searchable digital archive of this extensive collection of primary sources, including:

  • 1,200 eyewitness accounts
  • 4,000 rare photographs
  • 450 books
  • Nazi propaganda material including: Nazi calendars, Hitler youth materials, a rare encyclopedia of anti-Semitism, songbooks and more

With an English-German interface, this is an essential tool for research into Jewish, holocaust, military, political, local, family and modern German history, including:

  • Domestic policies of Nazi Germany
  • Jewish life in Germany from 1933 to after the World War II
  • Experiences in concentration camps
  • Life in hiding
  • Emigration
  • Refugee life
  • And more

FOR MORE INFORMATION, download a Product Fact Sheet [pdf, 280 KB]

Advisory Board

Ben Barkow
General Editor and Director of the Weiner Library, London

Professor Dan Stone
Royal Holloway College, University of London

Dr. Nik Wachsmann
Birkbeck College, University of London


"The archives of the world’s first Holocaust memorial institution, TTTH provides insight into the workings of the Nazi regime in Germany and shows the devastating impact on its victims, giving first-person accounts and photographic evidence of all aspects of Jewish life in the ghettos, in the camps, and in exile. It mixes an abundance of primary-source material (much of it exceedingly grim) with early Holocaust scholarship (most notably Wiener Library Bulletin) and so would have no real counterpart in most library collections."
Library Journal, April 2011

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