Projects We Support

  • Remembering Kristallnacht

    At 11:55 pm on November 9, 1938, Heinrich Müller, chief of the Gestapo, issued an order to all Gestapo offices that began with the following sentence: “Actions against Jews, especially ...
  • High School Students Partner With Survivors to Re-Enact Their Stories

    For a moment, Emily Knopf, a student at a Jewish high school in New York, was a young Adele Green, who grew up in Poland and witnessed the murder of ...
  • Stitching History From the Holocaust

    On view at the Museum of Jewish Heritage through August 14, 2016, “Stitching History From the Holocaust” was created by and is on loan from the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. ...
  • Transports to Extinction-Shoah (Holocaust) Deportation Database Project

    Skopje, Yugoslavia, Jews about to board a deportation train next to the Monopol tobacco depot, March 1943. Photo: Yad Vashem“Transports to Extinction: Shoah (Holocaust) Deportation Database Project” includes Yad Vashem’s research into the deportation of Jews from every Jewish community in Europe during the Holocaust.
  • Fellow Profile: Luca Fenoglio

    Luca FinoglioLuca Fenoglio’s interest in the Holocaust started when he was growing up in Italy. “As a teenager, I found several books on Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and the Holocaust in ...
  • The Provenance Research Training Program

    The Provenance Research Training ProgramThe Provenance Research Training Program (PRTP) focuses on provenance research (documenting the ownership history of an object from inception to the present day) and related issues concerning Nazi-looted art, Judaica, and ...
  • Roman Vishniac Traveling Exhibition

    Roman VishniacThe photographer Roman Vishniac was best known for capturing images of Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe before the Holocaust. The Claims Conference provided a grant for the exhibition “Roman Vishniac Rediscovered” which took place ...
  • Warsaw Ghetto Recreation at Yad Mordechai

    Yad MordechaiYad Mordechai is a kibbutz in southern Israel, sitting roughly 2 miles north of the Gaza Strip. It was established in December 1943 by members of the Ha’shomer Hatza’ir Zionist ...
  • Natalya Lazar

    Natalya Lazar Fellowships Natalya Lazar, a Ph.D. Candidate in Holocaust Studies at Clark University in Massachusetts, is a recipient of a Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies. Claims Conference fellowships support Ph.D. and ...
  • Preserving Polish Jewish History

    Polish MuseumWhen Marian Turski was 14, he was forced, with his parents and younger brother, into the Lodz Ghetto and then deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in August 1944. He survived a death march to ...
  • Discovery at Sobibor Filmed with Claims Conference Support

    The Sobibor Documentation Project The gas chambers of the Sobibor death camp in Poland, destroyed by the Nazis after the 1943 prisoner uprising, have been unearthed by an archaeological expedition. The Claims ...
  • Promoting U.K. Shoah Education

    Ben Helfgott with British Prime Minister David Cameron, right, and Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev, center, in the Yad Vashem Hall of Names.In 1938, Max Lichtwitz of Berlin, a widower, made the heartbreaking decision to send his only child, Heinz, to the United Kingdom as part of the Kindertransport to save him ...
  • Auschwitz Pavilion

    A new permanent exhibition at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum has updated decades-old information with a compelling format, placing the murder of more than 1 million Jews at the death camp ...
  • Looted Art & Cultural Property Grants

    goudstikkerThe Claims Conference allocates funds for projects relating to looted art and cultural property. ERR Project The compiling and making available of the records of the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR). Nazi-Era Provenance Internet Portal (NEPIP): ...
  • Georgia’s Holocaust Education Project

    Georgia’s Holocaust Learning Trunk Project has been a resounding success with teachers and students throughout the state. The Project is a Claims Conference-funded initiative of the Georgia Commission on the ...
  • Three Promises

    Three Promises Three Promises: A film about the Holocaust in Serbia On March 18, 1942, a Nazi gas van pulled up in front of the Jewish hospital of Belgrade, and for the first ...
  • South America: Holocaust Education

    Brazil Holocaust educationAfter the Holocaust, survivors spread across the world and many settled in South America, which also earned a reputation as a refuge for Nazi war criminals escaping prosecution. Despite this, ...