Founding director Stephen Feinstein began collecting primary sources—including testimony, physical objects, visual art, film, literature, music, and other artifacts—that gave educators, scholars, students, and the general public unique access points to learn about the Holocaust and genocide.
Today, the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies ensures access to a growing number of educational resources and special collections. Collections content is often referenced in our education materials, blog articles, social media posts, and exhibitions on-campus and in the community.
To ensure their ongoing use, we make our collections available through our website. Contact us directly if you encounter problems accessing materials, general descriptions, or if you have general inquiries about our holdings.
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MN Survivors, Liberators, and Witnesses
Visual and oral testimony, documents, and photographs from survivors, liberators, and witnesses who made Minnesota their home.
The University of Minnesota Libraries subscribes to the largest visual history archive in the world, and includes nearly 55,000 video testimonies of genocide survivors in 43 languages from 65 countries.