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Judaism Research LibGuide: Multimedia

Free and Legal Image Sources

Audio, Images, Video

  • Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies -- Over 4,400 video interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust. The collection belongs to Yale's department of Manuscripts and Archives. 
  • Jewish Survivors of the Holocaust -- Personal accounts of the Holocaust from Jewish survivors living in Britain. The interviews were selected from a much larger oral history project, the Living Memory of the Jewish Community, which recorded testimony between 1988-2000
  • Virtual Shtetl -- A portal to resources on the Jewish history of Poland: small towns and big cities, past and present. Collection of reference text, recollections and images, plus a forum for sharing information
  • People of a Thousand Towns -- 17,000 photographs from pre-World War II Jewish communities in Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Estonia, Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia; late 19th century to early 1940s. 
  • Yad Vashem -- Website of the world's largest and most comprehensive repository of information of the Holocaust, including a museum, library and archives. Site includes photo archives, documents, museum exhibits, a chronology, a bibliography, and much more.
  • Yiddish Theatre Placards: Buenos Aires and New York -- Placards from the two leading centers of Yiddish theater in their respective heydays: New York, 1890s-1910s (64 images), and Buenos Aires, 1930s-1940s (28 images)
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