Yad Vashem and the Holocaust Survivors’ Memoirs Project, with the World Federation of Bergen-Belsen Associations assistance, have embarked on a mission to publish Holocaust survivor memoirs in English. With a grant from Random House, Inc., this joint project hopes to publish several memoirs annually over the next few years. Our goal is to collect, preserve, and make available to interested readers the autobiographical accounts of Holocaust survivors.
As Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel has observed, “The Holocaust must never be studied exclusively from the perspective of the perpetrators. Each survivor’s story is unique, and adds to our understanding of the Holocaust and the understanding of future generations”.