Library Archive

Holocaust Memorial Center Library Archive

Mission Statement

The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus Library Archive is a research, reference collection documenting the history, background, aftermath and impact of the Holocaust.  It is our mission to acquire, preserve and service materials in all formats for our museum and the community-at-large.


Sunday – Thursday:      9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday:                                 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday:                            CLOSED

Last admittance to the HMC is 1 hour prior to close.
The Library Archive is open to the public.


The Library Archive is located on the second floor of the Holocaust Memorial Center to the right of the walkway.


  • A non-circulating research center open to the public free of charge.
  • The Library Archive is wheelchair accessible.
  • Reference librarians available.
  • Online Catalog
  • Photocopying available at $0.10 per page.
  • Tracing Holocaust Survivors and Victims
  • Donations of books, documents and memorabilia relating to the Holocaust and pre-WWII history are welcome.
  • Audio/visual documentaries can be viewed in the library. Duplicates are circulated exclusively to educators.

Subject Specialties

The collection specializes in the Holocaust, European Jewish history, and Judaica. Pursuant to these three general subjects are strong holdings in the following areas:

  • Allied Response
  • Antisemitism
  • Art
  • Bibliography
  • Biography
  • Children
  • Concentration Camps
  • Curricula
  • Displaced Persons
  • Dissertations
  • European Jewish History
  • Genealogy
  • Geographical Finding Aids
  • Ghettos
  • Jewish-Christian Relations
  • Judaica
  • Juvenile Literature
  • Kindertransport
  • Legislation
  • Liberation
  • Literature of the Holocaust
  • Medical Aspects
  • Memorial Books
  • Memorials and Museums
  • Music
  • National Socialism
  • Newspapers and Periodicals
  • Personal Narratives
  • Propaganda
  • Psychological Studies
  • Refugees
  • Registers
  • Relief Organizations
  • Rescue Efforts
  • Resistance
  • Revisionism
  • Righteous Gentiles
  • Second Generation
  • U.S. Role
  • War Crime Trials
  • WWII Aftermath