Holocaust Era

The Archives Centre continues to grow its holdings of documents, photographs and memorabilia on the Holocaust era, documenting the experiences of those who came here on the Kindertransport, as refugees from Central Europe during the 1930s or as survivors after the war.  There is a fascinating story to tell of how many hundreds made a new life in Scotland and of the contribution they made to Scottish society, as doctors, teachers, nurses, artists, business people and  in other fields.

With the support of the Scottish Government, we have carried out a study into the feasibility of a Scottish Holocaust Era Study Centre, as an adjunct of the Archives Centre in Garnethill Synagogue.  We want to improve access to these collections for researchers in schools and universities and elsewhere.

Please let us know if you have any material on this period, or if you wish to be kept informed as this project unfolds. Contact Deborah Haase at info@sjac.org.uk to be added to the mailing list for updates, or if you wish to get involved in this project.

Founded in 1987 and based in Garnethill Synagogue in Glasgow (Scotland's oldest), the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre aims to document and illustrate the religious, organisational, social, economic, political, cultural and family life of Jews in Scotland since the eighteenth century. It provides a research facility and an educational resource for the Jewish, and also the wider community, in order to heighten awareness of the Jewish heritage in Scotland and to stimulate study of the history of the Jews in this country.