Chwila (Moment), Jewish daily, 1925

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The Museum maintains one of the largest archive of Holocaust-related materials west of the Mississippi River. In fact, the Museum’s founding survivors began the Museum to preserve their few cherished objects remaining after the war, to use them to teach others about the Holocaust, and to commemorate their lost loved ones by doing so.

Primary historical objects remain protected in a fire-proof, humidity-and temperature-controlled room, and hundreds of books line the shelves of our library. The archives are open to journalists, students, scholars, documentarians and other members of the public in supervised visits. Please contact our Director of Archive, Library and Histoircal Curatorship, Vladimir Melamed, Ph.D., to arrange a visit.

 

The Archival Collection comprises the following record groups, collections and sub-collections and folders: 

 

  • RG-0001, History of the Museum
  • RG-01, Collection of Personal Memoirs, Testimonies, and Diaries
  • RG-01.01, Irena Lusky Collection
  • RG-01.02, Nika Fleissig Collection
  • RG-01.03, Dachau concentration camp: Diaries, Testimonies and Józef Jonski Collection
  • RG-01.04, Estera Epstein (Przeworksa-Pratt) Papers
  • RG-01.05, Siegfried Halbreich Collection
  • RG-01.06, Barry Ziff Collection
  • RG-01.07, Erica Leon Testimony
  • RG-01.08, Anna Lipsyzc Collection
  • RG-01.09, Betty Gerard (Kubaszka) Collection
  • RG-01.10, Marta Mitdank Testimony
  • RG-01.11, Dawid Gertler Papers, Lodz Ghetto
  • RG-01.12, Ludwik Hirszfeld, Memoirs, Warsaw
  • RG-01.13, Josef Broide Papers, Bialystok Ghetto
  • RG-01.14, Henryk Gliksman Papers
  • RG-01.15, Alice Schragai Memoir, Kosice (Kassa)
  • RG-01.16, Central Committee of Liberated Jews in the US Zone of occupation in Germany, Papers
  • RG-01.17, Otto Herskovic, Memoir, Antwerp, Belgium
  • RG-01.18, John van Huzun Wartime Diary, the Netherlands
  • RG-02, Displaced Person Camps:  Publications, Documents, Cultural Life and postwar Jewish Publications
  • RG-03, Allied Administration in Germany and Austria
  • RG-04, Literature and Arts in Concentration Camps and Ghettos
  • RG-05, Rise of National Socialism in Germany, Nazi Propaganda and Nazi Party
  • RG-06, Ghetto and Camp Currency, Ghetto Correspondence and Related Artifacts
  • RG-07, Postwar Publications and Scholarship on the Holocaust
  • RG-08, Identification Papers and Related Documents in Germany-occupied Europe
  • RG-09, Liberation of Concentration Camps and Camp Site Memorials
  • RG-10, Hungarian Labor Battalions
  • RG-11, Lodz Ghetto Collection
  • RG-12, Prewar History and Jewish Life in Europe
  • RG-13, Dr. Julius Kühl, Papers
  • RG-14, Holocaust-related Art
  • RG-15, Auschwitz Complex of Concentration Camps and Memorial Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • RG-16, Family History
  • RG-16.01, Posner Family Collection
  • RG-16.02, Kubaschka Collection
  • RG-16.03, Family History -- Vienna Collection
  • RG-16.04, Cohen Family Papers
  • RG-16.05, Jontof-Hutter Collection
  • RG-16.06, Philip Raucher Collection
  • RG-16.07, Sari Auslander Papers
  • RG-16.08, Family Miscellaneous Correspondence
  • RG-16.09, Gumener Family Collection
  • RG-16.10, Edith Flagg Papers
  • RG-16.11, D. R. Webster Collection: Album of Budapest, 1944 – 1945
  • RG-16.12, Joseph Rapaport Collection
  • RG-17, Prewar and Wartime Periodicals
  • RG-17.11, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Examiner, wartime
  • RG-17.12, Chwila, 1919 – 1939
  • RG-17.13, Dilo, 1918 -- 1939
  • RG-17.18, Cornelius Loen, collection of wartime periodicals, I
  • RG-17.19, Cornelius Loen, collection of wartime periodicals, II
  • RG-17.20, Herbert Lothar Aron Papers
  • RG-17.21, Prewar Austrian periodicals
  • RG-18, Polish, Ukrainian, and Jewish periodicals in interwar Poland: 1918 – 1939
  • RG-18.01, Polish Interwar Periodical National Minorities Affairs: Sprawy Narodowosciowe
  • RG-18.02, Ukrainian Interwar Periodicals in Poland: Dilo, Rozbudova Nacii
  • RG-18.03, Jewish Interwar Periodical in Poland: Chwila
  • RG-19, Oral Histories: Survivors' Video-Interviews
  • RG-20, Ukrainian Auxiliary Police in Lviv and Lviv Region, materials from the Live State Regional Archive
  • RG-21, Ukrainian Wartime Newspapers in Galicia and Volhynia: Lvivski Visti, Krakivs'ki Visti and Wolyn
  • RG-22, Elisabeth Mann, wartime art, 1945 – 1949
  • RG-23, Atrocities and Perpetration, Collection of Photo-documents
  • RG-24, Jewish Religious Text and Sacramental Objects
  • RG-25, Warsaw Ghetto and Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Collections
  • RG-26, Erich Lichtblau Papers
  • RG-26.01, Erich Lichtblau (Leskly) Collection of Documents
  • RG-26.02, Erich Lichtblau (Leskly) Collection of Articles and Catalogues
  • RG-26.03, Erich Lichtblau (Leskly) Collection of Photographs of Artworks
  • RG-27, Schoenberg, Zeisl and Aberbach Family Papers
  • RG-28, Dachau Concentration Camp and Memorial Site, 1941-1946
  • RG-29, Liberation of Paris and German Atrocities in Europe, Collection of Photographs
  • RG-30, Postwar Trials of the Crimes against Peace, Humanity and War Crimes, Germany, 1945-1949
  • RG-31, Theresienstadt Ghetto Collection
  • RG-32, Memorial Books of Jewish Communities
  • RG-33, Soviet Partisans in the territories of the former Poland and Lithuania
  • RG-34, Werner Schleyer Papers
  • RG-35, Literature in Yiddish, Collection of rare publications
  • RG-36, Nazi-German Paraphernalia and Memorabilia
  • RG-37, Charles Millett (Karl Sinai) Papers
  • RG-38, Ghettos in Small Towns, Eastern Europe
  • RG-39, German Literature in the 20th Century
  • RG-40, Kurt Wittler Papers
  • RG-41, The Second World War: History and Aftermath
  • RG-42, Bernd Stevens (Steinitz) Collection
  • RG-43, John Glass Papers
  • RG-44, Rescue and Aid in France, 1940 -1944
  • RG-45, Photo Archive of the Holocaust
  • RG-46, Integrated Photo-Documents and Narratives 
  • RG-47, Polish Films and Medals
  • RG-48, Vera Laroche Papers
  • RG-49, Lewis Lax (Lutek Laks) Papers
  • RG-50, Wachsner Family Papers  
  • RG-51, Betty-Prins Haytt Papers
  • RG-52, Gabriella Karin Papers
  • RG-53, Marie Kaufman Papers
  • RG-54, Kurt Horowitz Papers
  • RG-55, Survivors of the Holocaust: audio testimonies and related materials
  • RG-56, Lisolette Melhorn Papers
  • RG-57, Cherna Kapulkina Papers 
  • RG-58, Marion E. Kenworthy Papers (duplicates)
  • RG-59, Anton Karl Collection
  • RG-60, Clifton Gallup Papers
  • RG-61, Isaak Gasnik Collection of the Netherlands News
  • RG-62, Masha Loen Collection
  • RG-63, German Crimes in Poland: Collection of Documents
  • RG-64, American government and politics, Papers
  • RG-65, Collection documentary films, USHMM
  • RG-66, Bundesarchiv, Collection of photo documents
  • RG-67, USHMM, Collection of photo documents
  • RG-68, Wiener Library, Collection of photo documents
  • RG-69, Yad Vashem, Collection of photo documents
  • RG-70, Hamburg Institute for Social Sciences, Babi Yar: Collection of photo-documents
  • RG-71, Periodicals in Yiddish and other Yiddish-language publications
  • RG-72, Ed Victor Papers
  • RG-72.01, Synagogues of Europe, Northern Africa and Middle East depicted in postcards and photographs
  • RG-72.02, Correspondence from and to ghettos
  • RG-72.03, Correspondence from and to concentration camps
  • RG-72.03.01, Dutka Family Collection, Ravensbrück concentration camp and correspondence from Hungary
  • RG-72.03.02, Dachau 3K Camp Collection
  • RG-72.03.03, Hamburg-Neuengamme concentration camp collection
  • RG-72.03.03.01, Wojdel Family Collection
  • RG-72.03.04, Oranienburg-Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp collection
  • RG-72.03.05, Gusen concentration camp collection
  • RG-72.03.06, Auschwitz concentration camps collection
  • RG-72.03.07, Buchenwald concentration camp collection
  • RG-72.03.08, miscellaneous concentration camps collection
  • RG-72.03.09, Ravensbrück concentration camp collection
  • RG-72.03.10, Gross Rosen concentration camp collection
  • RG-72.03.11, Majdanek concentration camp collection
  • RG-72.03.12, Flossenburg Concentration camp collection
  • RG-72.03.13, Stutthof Concentration camp collection
  • RG-72.03.14, Jasenovac Concentration camp collection
  • RG-72.03.15, Mauthausen Concentration camp collection
  • RG-72.04, Collection of Identification documents
  • RG-72.05, Red Cross Papers
  • RG-72.06, Collection of German-Nazi postcards of various topics, 19th – 20th century
  • RG-72.07, Collection of Correspondence to and from Lodz ghetto
  • RG-72.08, Collection of Correspondences from and to German Labor Service
  • RG-72.09, Proofs of incarcerations under German-Nazi and Axis regimes, Papers
  • RG-72.10, Collection of Correspondence between German-occupied and unoccupied countries
  • RG-72.11, Collection Theresienstadt ghetto correspondence, Theresienstadt ghetto Papers
  • RG-72.12, Histories of families and individuals in Germany-occupied and controlled Europe and in the countries of anti-Nazi coalition
  • RG-72.12.01, Lachmann Family Collection
  • RG-72.12.02, Glogower Family Collection
  • RG-72.12.03, Fleischmann Family Collection
  • RG-72.12.04, Kocherthaler Family Collection
  • RG-72.12.05, Dutka Family Collection, Ravensbrück concentration camp
  • RG-72.12.06, Seelig - Wahl Family Collection
  • RG-72.12.07, Dutka Family Collection, Hungarian correspondence
  • RG-72.12.08, Falbel Family Collection
  • RG-72.13, Collection of Antisemitic materials, Europe, 19th – 20th Centuries
  • RG-72.14, Collection of Documents issued by German authorities in 1933 – 1945
  • RG-72.15, Emigration and immigrants, Europe, America, Asia, Papers
  • RG-72.16, Jewish Councils (Judenraete) in Germany and German-occupied and controlled territories, Papers
  • RG-72.17, Anti-Nazi resistance and Jews in the foreign armed forces, Papers
  • RG-72.18, Hungarian Jewish experience as reflected in correspondence, Papers
  • RG-72.19, Collection of Ration coupons
  • RG-72.20, Collection of Ghetto and camp currency
  • RG-72.21, Collection of inter-country correspondence
  • RG-72.22, Collection of Correspondence between Germany and German-occupied territories
  • RG-72.23, Collection of Postwar correspondence
  • RG-72.24, Collection of Correspondence from and to Prisoner of War Camps
  • RG-72.25, Displaced persons documents, Papers
  • RG-72.26, Relief Organizations, Papers
  • RG-72.27, Collection of Correspondence from and to Nazi Prisons
  • RG-72.28, Collection of Correspondence from and to Transit camps
  • RG-72.29, Collection of Correspondence within Romania and between Romania and other countries
  • RG-72.30, Collection of Jewish Yellow Stars and Patches
  • RG-72.31, Collection of Jewish periodicals published on occupied territories
  • RG-72.31, Collection of Correspondence between unoccupied by Germany countries and neutral countries
  • RG-72.32, Correspondence between Germany-occupied countries
  • RG-72.33, Correspondence within German-occupied Poland
  • RG-72.34, Croatian collection of wartime documents
  • RG-72.35, Italian Collection of wartime documents
  • RG-73, Rachel Green Papers
  • RG-74, American response to the Holocaust, Rabbi Josef Yarmish Papers
  • RG-75, Herbert and Nancy Bernhard Papers
  • RG-75.01, German and American anti-Semitic materials
  • RG-75.02, Nazi-German anti-Jewish and anti-Soviet propaganda materials used in the      Eastern Front
  • RG-75.03, Interwar and Postwar Palestinian-Jewish materials
  • RG-75.04, Prewar Polish immigration materials, prewar and postwar Latin American immigration papers 
  • RG-75.05, Family documents and photographs
  • RG-75.06, Nazi-German crimes, collection of photo-documents
  • RG-75.07, Israel Segal Rosenbach, Musicology
  • RG-75.08, The Pacific war-theater, 1941 –1945
  • RG-75.09, Hungarian Antisemitic materials
  • RG-76, Volkischer Beobachter, a Collection of Nazi-German newspapers
  • RG-77, Die Werhmacht, The magazine of the Nazi-German Army
  • RG-78, German and Austrian and other European periodicals, the first half of the 20th century
  • RG-78.01, Illustrierte Presse (The Illustrated Paper of Munich)
  • RG-78.02, Tagespost (Austrian Daily, the Daily Post)
  • RG-78.03, Pages from European wartime newspapers, 1939 – 1945
  • RG-78.04, European periodicals of wartime, 1939 – 1945
  • RG-79, European periodicals of the wartime period, 1939 – 1945
  • RG-79.01, Hungarian periodicals, 1938 – 1945
  • RG-79.02, Soviet periodicals, 1941 -- 1948, Russian language
  • RG-79.03, French periodicals, 1939 – 1945
  • RG-79.04, Italian periodicals, 1939 – 1945
  • RG-79.05, Yugoslavian periodical, 1939 – 1945
  • RG-79.06, American periodicals, 1941 – 1945
  • RG-80, Jeffrey Mausner Papers of the postwar collaboration trials
  • RG-81, Wartime documents from Ternopil State Archive
  • RG-82, David Stoliar Papers of the Struma
  • RG-83, Dilo (the Deed), a Ukrainian periodical published in Lviv, interwar period
  • RG-84, Captain A.V. Feldser Collection
  • RG-85, Der Stuermer, Illustrierter Beobachter, Die Sirene
  • RG-86, Palestinian Post, periodical
  • RG-87, Wilhelm and Irena Weinberg Papers
  • RG-88, Sejm of the Second Polish Republic, 1922 – 1939
  • RG-89, Documents related to the Holocaust in Lviv (Lwow), 1941 – 1944
  • RG-90, National Minorities Affairs, interwar Poland
  • RG-91, Hromadskyi Holos (Public Voice)
  • RG-92, Postwar German periodicals 
  • RG-93, Documents from Ternopil State Archive, wartime
  • RG-94, Chwila, Jewish-Polish daily, published in Lviv, 1919 – 1939
  • RG-95, Aristides De Sousa Mendes Papers
  • RG-96, Nash Prapor (Our Flag)
  • RG-97, Michael Resin Papers
  • RG-98, Leopold Wachsberger Papers
  • RG-99, Nasz PrzeglÄ…d (The Our Review), Jewish-Polish interwar periodical

 The entire Archival Collection is available online, www.lamoth.info  . To make it happen, we have passed through a manifold process of normalization and automatization of the Archival Database. In the result, we have created an effective research and archival system. 

Polish satirical periodical Mucha (The Fly), January 21, 1927, No.3. 

All collections are catalogued, indexed and furnished with Finding Aids. The documental corpus of the Archival Collection is digitized and available in PDF on the internal Museum network. Eventually, the Museum will create a functional search system that will adequately search through the entire Archival Collection.

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust accepts donations of historical documents, artifacts and personal collections.