The Artifacts Collection
About the Artifacts Collection
The Artifacts Collection of the Yad Vashem Museum includes more than 27,000 items that were donated over the years by Holocaust survivors or their families, as well as artifacts received from various organizations in Israel and abroad. The collection includes a wide variety of artifacts connected to the events that unfolded in Europe during the first half of the twentieth century and they reveal different aspects of the events of the Holocaust. More...
Artifacts in the Holocaust History Museum
The bicycle that Marie-Rose Gineste used to distribute a letter calling on the population of the parishes of the Montauban diocese to save Jews and hide them... Read the story »
Innovative Hand-Held Calculator That Was Completed By a Prisoner in Buchenwald
Recently a "Curta" calculator was donated to the Artifacts Collection. The artifact reveals a facet of the Nazi desire to be at the forefront of technological advance while cynically exploiting the exceptional talents of Jewish prisoners in the camps.
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From our Collection
Daniel Samuel – in the Service of the Resistance
The forging of documents, though not the most obviously heroic act associated with the activities of the resistance, ultimately saved lives on many occasions... Read the story »
Hinda Cohen 1942 - 1944
The baby shoe of Hinda Cohen, with the date of her deportation to the death camps carved into the sole by her father... Read the story »
Documenting a Historic Journey
Camera used by the youth Yisrael Mei-Tal to document his family’s journey on the Ha’apalah ship “Kaf-Tet BeNovember”... Read the story »