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Collection Overview
Title:Holocaust Awareness Committee records
Date:1984–2010 (bulk 1991–1999)
Location Code:29/3, FF5/D5
Reference Code:A67
Extent:1.4 cubic ft. (4 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:This collection documents the activities and programs of the Northeastern University Holocaust Awareness Committee, from its inception in 1991. Included in the collection are correspondence, meeting minutes, news clippings, brochures, posters, photographs, and flyers related to planning and advertising Holocaust Awareness Week (HAW) activities. Among these activities are those for Yom Hashoah, the day of Holocaust remembrance. Also included is a brief biography of Minister Dietrich Bonhöeffer who was one of the many who resisted Nazi ideologies and were later executed for treason. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence and brochures and posters from HAW events, such as the Robert Salomon Morton and Philip N. Backstrom, Jr. lecture series film screenings and Yom Hashoah (Day of Remembrance) Events. There is also material from the HAC's interaction with Yad Vashem, the Holocaust martyrs' and heroes' research facility and memorial in Jerusalem. The HAC's by–laws and constitution are found in the first folder titled, “Scrapbook.” Notes on the events of the Holocaust Awareness committee and other miscellaneous correspondence are in three folders titled, “General.”Although most materials relating to Holocaust Remembrance prior to the creation of the HAC are in the Office of Spiritual Life records some pre–HAC material is included in this collection.
Historical Abstract:The Northeastern University (NU) Holocaust Awareness Committee (HAC) was organized in 1991 and is affiliated with the NU Office of Spiritual Life. Prior to HAC's organization in 1991, NU had an annual Holocaust Remembrance Week, which was organized by the Office of Spiritual Life between 1977 and 1991. Membership includes NU students, faculty, and staff of various religious and ethnic backgrounds. The HAC's primary purpose is to remember the Holocaust, not only as a historical fact and a memorial to its millions of victims, but also as a warning for the future. The HAC presents programs that bear witness to the Holocaust and explore issues arising out of the War of Extermination against Jews and other groups targeted by the Nazis. NU has held annual Holocaust Remembrance programs since 1977.
Language and Scripts:
System of Arrangement:Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939–1945)––Influence.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Holocaust Awareness Committee.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Office of Spiritual Life.

Conditions Governing Access:Administrative records (box 1, folders 2, 12–13 and box 2, folders 1–5) are closed for 25 years from the date of their creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office.
Related Archival Materials:

The archives also holds video recordings of the HAC speakers, except for 2009.

Processor:Finding aid prepared by Irina Tsiklik, January 5, 2011


The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority website: (accessed March 11, 2009).

Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Office of Spiritual Life records, 1961–2000 (A64). Boxes 4–5. 2003.

Northeastern University Holocaust Awareness Committee website: (accessed March 11, 2009).

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4General (3 Folders)1991–2008
3Administrative Correspondence1993–2007
3Alternative Freshman Year Program1991–2005
3Bernard A. Stotsky Holocaust Memorial Award1992
2Blank Forms and Copies of Certificates of Appreciationn.d., 1996–2000
1Budget (Restricted)1994–1999
1"Challenging the Academy, the Press, and the Legal System"2001 May 6–7
1Exhibit and Event Photographsn.d., 2000–2005
3Film Screening “Nasty Girl”1994–1995
1List of Holocaust Survivor Personal Testimony Video Recordings, 1993–2000n.d.
3Philip N. Backstrom, Jr. Annual Holocaust Survivor Lecture Series1997–2006
FF5/D5Postersn.d, 1992–2010
3President's Breakfast1993–2010
1Programsn.d., 1992–2008
1Proposed Speakers for Holocaust Survivor Events1996–2001
1Robert Salomon Morton Memorial Lecture1993–2010
1Snell Library Exhibit1995–1999
3Symposium: Third World Views of the Holocaust2001
2Yom Hashoah (Day of Remembrance) Events1997
1Gideon Klein Fellowshipn.d.
3Holocaust Articles1990, 1996–2008
3Holocaust Survivors Release for Videotaping Forms2000–2007
1Link Project
4Audio Recordings (2 Audio Cassettes and 1 Microcassette)n.d., 1998
1Interviews with Holocaust Survivors1992–1997
3Pre–interview Guides and Schedules1997–1998
3Marc Peloquin's Project1999
1, 2, 3Meeting Minutes (Restricted) (7 folders)1992–2007
2Membership (Restricted)1996–2000
1Minister Dietrich Bonhöeffern.d.
2Publicity Committee (Restricted)1996–2000
2Recipes from “In Memory's Kitchen”n.d.
2Scrapbook (3 folders)n.d., 1982–2007
2Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority1997