IWM holds over 20,000 individual collections of private papers, including unpublished diaries, letters and memoirs. We also hold many important documents from victims and survivors of the Holocaust and a large collection of foreign documents, including the official British records of the major war crimes trials conducted at Nuremberg and Tokyo.

Private papers

Letter from a civilian Internee in Germany, 1942

Private papers

Letter from a civilian Internee in Germany, 1942

A postcard written by Vera Watson du Cane, a civilian internee in Wurttemberg, Germany, on 15 October 1942 to her niece, Mrs A Murrell, on family matters. 

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