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Generations of the Shoah - Nevada Records (MS-00720)

Abstract

The Generations of the Shoah - Nevada (GS-N) records (approximately 2001-2020) are mainly comprised of meeting notes, correspondence, fliers, event programs, speeches, planning documents, scrapbooks, exhibit panels, and educational materials created by GS-N president Esther Finder and collaborators in the Las Vegas, Nevada Jewish community and the international Holocaust education and remembrance community. The collection also includes personal stories of Holocaust survivors and their families, which are recorded in virtual books, publications, videotaped interviews, and Las Vegas, Nevada filmmaker Brett Levner's videos: Holocaust Survivors Reflect and Passing the Torch.

Finding Aid - PDF
Date
2001 to 2020
Extent
0.64 Cubic Feet (1 box, 1 oversized box)
1.31 Linear Feet
993 digital_files (Transferred electronically; no physical carrier)
308 digital_files (0.448 GB) DOC, JPEG, PDF, XSLX
Resource Type
Records
Creator/Contributor Links
Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Some collection material has been digitized and is available online. Advance notice and arrangements are required for access to some digital files. Some materials in this collection are restricted and noted at the file level. Please contact Special Collections and Archives for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be protected by copyrights and other rights. See Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.

Collection Type
Scope and Contents

The Generations of the Shoah - Nevada (GS-N) records (approximately 2001-2020) are mainly comprised of meeting notes, correspondence, fliers, event programs, speeches, planning documents, scrapbooks, exhibit panels, and educational materials created by GS-N president Esther Finder and collaborators in the Las Vegas, Nevada Jewish community and the international Holocaust education and remembrance community. The collection also includes personal stories of Holocaust survivors and their families, which are recorded in virtual books, publications, and videotaped interviews. Also included are digital files of Las Vegas, Nevada filmmaker Brett Levner's documentary films: Holocaust Survivors Reflect and Passing the Torch.

Biographical / Historical Note

Generations of the Shoah – Nevada (GS-N) was established in Las Vegas, Nevada in October 2010 as a group for the children and grandchildren of Holocaust (Shoah) survivors. GS-N supports local Holocaust survivors, educates community members about the history of the Holocaust, and works to ensure that the legacy of the Holocaust is not "forgotten, denied, or re-written." The group collaborates with Yad Vashem to help with the Pages of Testimony project, an effort to record the names of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. GS-N provides a place for members to discuss their personal experiences as children of survivors. It also provides online forums, book discussions, and programs such as writing workshops and speaker training workshops.

Source:

"Home." Generations of the Shoah – Nevada. Accessed May 6, 2015. http://gsnevada.net/.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Preferred Citation

Generations of the Shoah - Nevada Records, approximately 2001-2020. MS-00720. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::MS00720
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated between 2015 and 2020 by Esther Finder; accession numbers 2015-066, 2017-135, and 2020-102. Also in 2015, Brett Levner and Ary Mirochnik donated digital surrogates, but retained the original items; accession numbers: 2015-076 and 2015-100.

Processing Information

Materials were processed by Emily Lapworth in 2015. Some items in this collection are digital surrogates. In 2020, Tammi Kim minimally processed the 2020 accession and updated the finding aid in ArchivesSpace.

Existence and Location of Originals

Some items in this collection are digital surrogates. The donor retailed the original items.

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