The Art and Artifacts Collection includes paintings, drawings, rare prints, and traditional and ceremonial art. There are about 3,000 original cataloged art objects. The collection is particularly strong in items related to the Yiddish theater—among its holdings are 300 costumes, props, and set designs. A number of works in the collection were produced by Jewish artists incarcerated in ghettos and concentration camps during the Holocaust. There is also art produced by children in displaced persons (DP) camps.
Artists of the Holocaust period include:
For inquiries about art and artifacts in the YIVO Archives or for an Art and Artifacts research appointment, contact the Chief Archivist, Fruma Mohrer, at (212) 294-6143 or email her [ firstname.lastname@example.org ].