Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Footnote: Interactive Holocaust collection goes online


The American based National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and ( today announced the release of the internet's largest Interactive Holocaust Collection. For the first time ever, over one million Holocaust-related records - including millions of names and 26,000 photos from the National Archives- will be available online. The collection can be viewed at:

Included among the National Archives records available online at are:

•Concentration camp registers and documents from Dachau, Mauthausen, Auschwitz, and Flossenburg.

•The "Ardelia Hall Collection" of records relating to the Nazi looting of Jewish possessions, including looted art.

•Captured German records including deportation and death lists from concentration camps.

•Nuremberg War Crimes Trial proceedings.

Access to the collection will be available for free on through the month of October.

The collection also includes nearly 600 interactive personal accounts of those who survived or perished in the Holocaust provided by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The project incorporates social networking tools that enable visitors to search for names and add photos, comments and stories, share their insights, and create pages to highlight their discoveries. There will be no charge to access and contribute to these personal pages.

So that visitors may more easily access and engage the content, has created a special Holocaust site featuring:

•Stories of Holocaust victims and survivors.

•Place where visitors can create their own pages to memorialize their Holocaust ancestors.

•Pages on the concentration camps - includes descriptions, photos, maps, timelines and accounts from those who survived the camps.

•Descriptions and samples of the original records from the National Archives.

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