The Library Archive is a research facility whose holdings document the history, background, and impact of the Holocaust. The research materials specialize in the areas of the Holocaust, European Jewish history, and Jewish-Christian relations.
Entrance doors close 30 minutes prior to closing.
- Sunday - Thursday 9:30am - 5:00pm
- Friday 9:30am - 1:00pm
We are very pleased to announce that the HMCZFC library catalog is now online. Although we have been automated for some time, access to our collection is now conveniently available on our home page and on the library page.
The HMCZFC library was established in 1984 with a small nucleus of books donated by Philip Slomovitz, longtime editor of the Jewish News, and has grown to be the major reference Holocaust and Judaica library in the area. The library specializes in Holocaust, European Jewish history, Jewish-Christian relations and Judaica.
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- Reference librarians on staff.
- The library's catalog is automated to provide patrons increased searching capabilities.
- The Library Archive is a non-circulating research center. Photocopying at $0.10 a copy is available.
- Audio/visual documentaries can be viewed within the library and are circulated exclusively to educators for classroom use.
- Wheelchair accessible.
- Tracing Holocaust Survivors and Victims
The Center's Library Archive is a non-circulating multilingual research collection open to the public. Its holdings document the history, background and impact of the Holocaust. Started in 1984 with a nucleus of books donated by Mr. Philip Slomovitz, the library has grown to house more than 15,000 volumes. The Library Archive includes the following
- Multilingual collection of books
- Periodicals and newspapers
- Visible file
- Audio-visual materials
- Thousands of documents related to the Holocaust
The collection specializes in the Holocaust, European Jewish history, and Jewish-Christian relations. Pursuant to these three general subjects are strong holdings in the following areas
- Allied Response
- Concentration Camps
- Displaced Persons
- European Jewish History
- Geographical Finding Aids
- Jewish-Christian Relations
- Literature of the Holocaust
- Memorial Books
- Memorials and Museums
- National Socialism
- Newspapers and Periodicals
- Personal Narratives
- Psychological Studies
- Relief Organizations
- Rescue Efforts
- Second Generation
- U.S. Role
- War Crime Trials
- WWII Aftermath
Library Archive Holdings
- Bergen Belsen
- Constanz (Feldkirch)
- Lieberose (Sachsenhausen subcamp)
- Mittelbau Sangerhausen
- Sandbostel (Bremerford)
In Published Registers
The Heritage Connection is located in the Library Archive. It provides a computer database on more than 1,200 destroyed Jewish communities in Europe.
Visitors can obtain computer printouts highlighting the history of European Jewish communities of 500 Jewish families or more in the following countries
There is a $10.00 charge for a printout of the history of each community. Mailed requests for printouts should be accompanied by a check or money order made payable to the HMC. There is no charge for HMC members, click to Become a Member
The Holocaust Memorial Center is always interested in expanding its collections and would be honored to accept the donation of related artifacts, photographs, and documents. All donations are housed in a safe, archival environment. For more information on making donations, or to make a donation, please contact Feiga Weiss at (248) 553-2400 ext. 16 or visit the Library Archive located on the second floor of the HMC.
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