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Holocaust Survivors Group of Southern Nevada Records (MS-00741)

Abstract

The Holocaust Survivors Group of Southern Nevada records (1965, 1972, 1999-2016) mainly consist of organizational records created by the board of directors and officers of the group, stories about the experiences of local Holocaust survivors, and ephemera related to the Holocaust Survivors Group and the local Jewish community. Organization records include meeting minutes, correspondence, by-laws, and a list of officers. Materials also include a video recording of a 2006 Yom Hashoah memorial service to remember the Holocaust at Temple Beth Sholom and the Spring 2016 issue of PRISM: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators.

Finding Aid - PDF
Date
1965, 1972, 1999-2016
Extent
0.46 Cubic Feet (1 box)
0.42 Linear Feet
1 digital_files (0.5450 GB) M4V
Resource Type
Records
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Scope and Contents

The Holocaust Survivors Group of Southern Nevada records (1965, 1972, 1999-2016) mainly consist of organizational records created by the board of directors and officers of the Holocaust Survivors Group such as meeting minutes, correspondence, by-laws, and a list of officers. In addition, stories about the experiences of local Holocaust survivors make up a substantial portion of the collection. There are also newspaper clippings that document events held by the group or related to their mission, and members such as president of the group Raymonde Fiol. A memory book from the Diary of Anne Frank premiere performance in Las Vegas in 2009 and a special edition of Menorah magazine (written in Portuguese and English) provide summary information about people, organizations, and activities of the local Jewish community. Materials also include a digital recording of a 2006 Yom Hashoah memorial service to remember the Holocaust at Temple Beth Sholom and the Spring 2016 issue of PRISM: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators.

Biographical / Historical Note

The Holocaust Survivors Group of Southern Nevada was founded in 1995 by Henry and Anita Schuster, along with Harry and Helen Goldman, Edythe Katz-Yarchever, and the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada. The organization publishes the Survivors Chronicle, holds regular meetings and social events for Holocaust survivors, and organizes remembrance events. It coordinates speakers for schools, civic organizations, and religious groups. In addition to its social and educational functions, the Group is a practical resource and support group for Holocaust survivors in the Las Vegas area. It provides legal assistance for restitution applications and financial aid to survivors in need, as well as helping with tasks such as arranging a Jewish funeral or transportation to visit a spouse in the hospital. Henry and Anita Schuster were the original co-chairs of the Group, along with Harry and Helen Goldman. The Goldmans passed away in 1996 and the Schusters continued to lead the organization until 2007, when Raymonde Fiol became president.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Related Materials

The following resource may provide additional information related to the materials in this collection:

Henry and Anita Schuster Papers, 1941-2011. MS-00580. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preferred Citation

Holocaust Survivors Group of Southern Nevada Records, 1965, 1972, 1999-2016. MS-00741. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::MS00741
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated in 2015 by Raymonde Fiol and in 2019 by Barbara Tabach; accession numbers 2015-082, 2021-060.

Processing Information

In 2015, Emily Lapworth processed the materials and created the finding aid in ArchivesSpace. In 2021, Tammi Kim accessioned the 2021 addition and updated the finding aid. Files from one optical disc were transferred during accessioning and access copies were created.

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