Look for an archive online

Part of the Shoah Memorial Documentation Center’s catalogue is computerized. Several databases are fully accessible in the Memorial’s reading room.

The abridged version featured here will be expanded and developed on a regular basis. Some collections, in particular documents and photographs from private sources, will not be available online.



The catalogue includes the following databases:

The catalogue of the CDJC’s collections, which cover the history of the Second World War, anti-Semitism, Jewish communities in the 19th and 20th centuries and the Holocaust. So far, the CDJC archives have over a million original pieces, the photo library 90,000 images (84,000 photographs, 3,000 original posters and 3,000 postcards), the library 30,000 books and 2,000 periodical titles and the video library several thousand testimonies, documentaries and films.

Only some of the collections (archives, photos and posters) are now accessible online.

The database of victims of anti-Semitic persecution in France, including the names of Jews deported from France engraved on the Wall of Names as well as of those who died in internment camps in France, internees and victims of executions of whom some trace has been found. This database is continuously expanded and updated with testimonies by families.

The database of Jewish Resistance members listed by the Association des Anciens de la Résistance Juive en France (ARJF-OJC). The names of Jewish members of various organizations such as FTP-MOI (Francs Tireurs Partisans), FFI (Forces françaises de l’Intérieur) and FFL (Forces Françaises Libres) will be added later.

The Righteous of France database, compiled by Yad Vashem (Israel), has the names of French citizens who saved Jews in France or Europe as well as of non-French citizens who saved Jews in France


Two kinds of searches are possible:

  • A comprehensive search of all the online data, including the collections catalogue (archives, photographs and posters) and databases of individual names (victims, Jewish Resistance members and the Righteous)
  • A differentiated search of people or collections
  • The search can be narrowed down with the words “and”, “or” and “except” and the symbols * and %.
  • For more information, see “help online”.

Any reproduction requests must be made in person at the Memorial. Visitors wishing to obtain photocopies of documents are kindly requested to go to the documentation center’s reading room.


For more information

> Contact the library
> Contact the photo library
> Contact the archives