Digital Collections & Resources
The Armenian Genocide
In our edition, “The Armenian Genocide 1915/16”, we published nearly all the documents published by Lepsius but here in their original wording. They are indicated as DuA-r (Deutschland und Armenien – revidiert; Germany and Armenia revised). Information can be found in a list of the parts of documents missing in the Lepsius edition, and a detailed study of all of the differences in the Lepsius publication can be found in this Internet version. In addition, we are publishing more than 500 new documents concerning the Armenian Genocide which have never been published before.
DigiBaeck | Leo Baeck Institute
DigiBaeck represents LBI’s digital collections, a growing treasury of artifacts that document the rich heritage of German-speaking Jewry in the modern era. DigiBaeck provides instant access to materials ranging from rare 16th-century Renaissance books to memoirs that document the experience of German-Jewish émigrés across the world in the 20th century.
European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI)
EHRI offers access to several resources that keep on developing: a Portal with online access to information on Holocaust-related archival material held in institutions across Europe and beyond. And a Document Blog which is a space to share ideas about Holocaust-related archival documents, and their presentation and interpretation using digital tools.
Forced Labor 1939-1945: Memory and History
The interview archive “Forced Labor 1939-1945” commemorates the over twenty million people who were forced to work for Nazi Germany. Nearly 600 former forced laborers from 26 countries tell their life stories in detailed audio and video interviews. There are also transcripts, translations, photos and short biographies. The archive is accessible online after registration and is available in German, English and Russian.
Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive | University of Texas at Austin
A product of broad international collaboration, these digitized documents from the Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive (AHPN) aim to facilitate scholarly and legal research into a vast cache of historical documentation. The discovery of the National Police Historical Archive in 2005 opened an extensive and timely resource for the study of Guatemalan history and human rights in the region, spanning a broad array of topics from Guatemala’s armed conflict between 1960 and 1996 to the sexually transmitted disease experiments performed at the behest of the United States government in the 1940s. This site currently includes over 10 million scanned images of documents from the National Police Historical Archive. This digital archive mirrors and extends the physical archive that remains preserved in Guatemala as an important historical patrimony of the Guatemalan people.
International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Digital Archive Project | University of Connecticut
The ICTY Digital Archive Project provides access to a range of documents and other records associated with the work of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. The result of an ongoing collaboration between Dodd Human Rights Impact, the UConn Libraries, the Connecticut Digital Archive, and individual scholars, witnesses, and others involved in the Tribunal, the ICTY Digital Archive Project seeks to make the work of the tribunal accessible to researchers, educators, students, and others. The project continues to work to identify, evaluate, process, and make available additional materials with the goal of advancing a better understanding of the work of the ICTY and the history of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia.
The Legacy Museum
The Legacy Museum employs unique technology to dramatize the enslavement of African Americans, the evolution of racial terror lynchings, legalized racial segregation and racial hierarchy in America. Relying on rarely seen first-person accounts of the domestic slave trade, the Equal Justice Initiative’s (EJI) critically acclaimed research materials, videography, exhibits on lynching and recently composed content on segregation, this museum explores the history of racial inequality and its relationship to a range of contemporary issues from mass incarceration to police violence.
National Museum of African American History & Culture
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
Thomas J. Dodd Papers | University of Connecticut
The Thomas J. Dodd Papers illuminate the diverse public life of a self-styled crusader. The collection consists primarily of material from Dodd’s Senate years (1959-1971) and the Nuremberg war crimes trial before the International Military Tribunal from 1945-1946. Materials documenting his career prior to the Nuremberg Trials and the Senate are to be found only in the scrapbooks of clippings found in Series IX. There is almost no personal material in the collection.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America’s national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country’s memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust. The Museum’s primary mission is to advance and disseminate knowledge about this unprecedented tragedy; to preserve the memory of those who suffered; and to encourage its visitors to reflect upon the moral and spiritual questions raised by the events of the Holocaust as well as their own responsibilities as citizens of a democracy.