Our Archive | Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association




The Association is acutely aware of the importance of recording our members' unique eyewitness testimonies for future generations. Thanks to a partnership with the University of Leeds, the recorded accounts of Holocaust survivors are being preserved at the University library in perpetuity so that future generations can continue to learn from their experiences.

The Special Collections at the University of Leeds houses one of the UK's most significant historic archives. Originating in the 1920s with the collection of University benefactor Lord Brotherton of Wakefield, the Collection now contains over 50,000 books and many more manuscripts and unpublished items.

In 2007 the HSFA entered into an agreement with the University to house its paper and oral history archive in the Special Collections library.  Since then, the University has accepted and catalogued our material from the 'Building Bridges' and 'Making a New Life' projects, including transcripts and audio recordings of oral history interviews, original photographs and documents.