“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
To a large extent and for decades the documentation of the Holocaust and its historical context has been scattered, endangered, and in many cases inaccessible.
Fortunately, as the following links indicate, a number of excellent archival sources are freely accessible around the world.
The archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and of Yad Vashem - The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority in Israel endeavor on a broad international scale to bring together, to preserve, and to make more readily accessible to researchers the contemporary documentation relevant to this historical tragedy and to stimulate scholarship on its manifold aspects. Descriptions of their programs and holdings may be found at the following websites:
Archival access is also a focus of the IHRA's Multi-Year Work Plan on Archival Access.