Do you have an object, a story, a letter or other document that describes or gives a narrative of experiences of the Holocaust and Sweden?

The Swedish Holocaust Museum exists to preserve and carry forward memories of the Holocaust. To build up a collection based on gathering knowledge in the form of stories, testimonies, photographs, archive materials or objects.

Want to tell us your story?

Please get in touch with us with a brief description of what you wish to tell us. Sending in your story is the same process as sending in an object. We can accept narratives that are written down or recorded as audio or video. We also conduct our own interviews.

What happens to everything that is collected?

Everything that comes in will be kept in our storage space and archives. The material will be available to the general public and for research. The museum will use the material in various ways, such as to share knowledge in digital channels, in exhibitions or in programmes.

How long does it take?

The process at the museum is that the question of donating an object or contributing a narrative goes through several stages before we can accept the object, document, or narrative. At present, it takes about 3 to 4 months of processing before, say, an object becomes part of the collection.

If you wish to donate to the collection, you are welcome to contact the museum. Contact if you have any questions or suggestions for donations to the collection.

What is relevant to the museum?

If you want to find out more about the scope of what could be relevant to the museum, you can read more about the museum’s collection. See also the IHRA's Working Definition on Holocaust-related Materials.


The Swedish Holocaust Museum will collect artefacts, documents and other material that illuminate the Holocaust in a historical context, including the testimonies of survivors with links to Sweden, as well as their descendants and those who knew them.

Photo: Ola Myrin, Swedish Holocaust Museum/SHM.
A collection of objects, including a box and various identity documents.
Photo: Ola Myrin, Swedish Holocaust Museum/SHM.