EMORY UNIVERSITY. CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN SOCIAL CHANGE.
Witness to the Holocaust project files, 1939-2005 (bulk 1978-1983)

Emory University

Emory University Archives

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Emory University. Center for Research in Social Change.
Title: Witness to the Holocaust project files, 1939-2005 (bulk 1978-1983)
Call Number:Series No. 11
Extent: 62 linear ft. (88 boxes and 1 OP [oversized paper])
Abstract: Records from Emory University's Center for Research in Social Change Witness to the Holocaust project (1978-1982) primarily consist of recorded interviews and their associated transcripts of World War II concentration camp liberators and survivors, many of them residents of Atlanta, Georgia. It also includes a large collection of photographic prints and negatives depicting the conditions in concentration camps circa 1945 as well as images from the post-World War II era; subject files, including clippings, reports, and published materials relating to the Holocaust, Nazism, Israel, and Emory University's Witness to the Holocaust project; and publications, including entire issues of such newspapers and magazines as Hadassah, Martyrdom and the Resistance, and The Southern Israelite.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Researchers must contact MARBL in advance to access undigitized audiovisual materials in this collection. Series 6 restricted until 2055-2064 in accordance with the Emory University Archives Access Policy for sensitive information.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Selected materials may not be reproduced. See series descriptions for more details. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in This Repository

Center for Research in Social Change director's files (Series 10) contains the papers of CRSC director, Fred Crawford.

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Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Witness to the Holocaust project files, Emory University Archives, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Emory University Archives staff.


Collection Description

Administrative History

The Center for Research in Social Change was established at Emory University in 1965 to promote the study of social change and to train students in methods of social research. Fred Roberts Crawford was appointed first director in 1966. Crawford, a witness to the liberation of the concentration camp at Dachau, Germany, founded and directed the project. Originally, the project's aim was to collect eye witness accounts from Holocaust survivors and camp liberators in order to refute claims that the Holocaust never occurred. Later, the goal was expanded to include documentation and analysis of the long-term effects of the Holocaust. The project also sought to document smaller concentration camps and sub-camps about which little was known.

The Center for Research in Social Change was established at Emory University in 1965 to promote the study of social change and to train students in methods of social research. Fred Roberts Crawford was appointed first director in 1966. Crawford, a witness to the liberation of the concentration camp at Dachau, Germany, founded and directed the project. Originally, the project's aim was to collect eye witness accounts from Holocaust survivors and camp liberators in order to refute claims that the Holocaust never occurred. Later, the goal was expanded to include documentation and analysis of the long-term effects of the Holocaust. The project also sought to document smaller concentration camps and sub-camps about which little was known.

Scope and Content Note

Project files from the Witness to the Holocaust project conducted by the Emory University Center for Research in Social Change from 1978-1982 include video recordings of interviews with concentration camp liberators and audio tapes and transcripts of conversations with camp survivors, many of them residents of Atlanta, Ga. The collection also contains a large collection of photographs depicting the prisoners, casualties, mass graves, facilities, and conditions in concentration camps. Additionally it includes subject files, including clippings, reports, and published materials relating to the Holocaust, Nazism, Israel, and Emory University's Holocaust project; photographs from the post-World War II era; and publications, including entire issues of such newspapers and magazines as Hadassah, Martyrdom and the Resistance, and The Southern Israelite. The collection documents events and long-term effects of the Holocaust.

Arrangement Note

Organized into six series: (1) Project materials, (2) Project publications and products, (3) Collected research materials, (4) Administrative Records, and (5) Financial and donor records.

Additional Descriptive Resource

Inventories, including donor information, of survivor and liberator photographs are available in the corresponding boxes.


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