The Wiener Library for the Study of Holocaust & Genocide is making the United Nations’ files on World War II war crimes more accessible by allowing the general public to search an online catalog of the documents for the first time beginning Friday.
People will still have to visit the library in London or the US Holocaust Museum to read the actual files.The move is expected to increase interest in the archives of the United Nations War Crimes Commission, including the names of some 37,000 people identified as war criminals and security suspects. The commission operated in 1943-1949, but access to its records was restricted for political reasons in the early days of the Cold War.
Read the rest of Danica Kirka’s story on this at the Christian Science Monitor: London library makes denying the Holocaust a little harder – CSMonitor.com
Majoring in history has a bad rap. Really! Read the data explained by Paul Sturtevant at the American Historical Association: History Is Not a Useless Major: Fighting Myths with Data | AHA
Today’s post was written by Laney Stevenson, Archives Technician at the National Archives at College Park. In honor of Women’s History Month, I’ve gathered together some registered patent labels of… : What Women Use: Cosmetics, Hygiene Products, and Medicines | The Text Message
Stephen Leggett of the Library Congress has a fascinating post, with film clips, of Mrs. Hoover’s color movies from the Hoover White House era: Before Jackie Put the White House on TV, Mrs. Hoover Made Home Movies | Library of Congress Blog
This is a fascinating Atlantic article reporting on some crucial archiving underway: The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS – The Atlantic