Yale News: Songs of survival from Yale’s Fortunoff Archive of Holocaust testimonies

Yale News: Songs of survival from Yale’s Fortunoff Archive of Holocaust testimonies. “‘Shtubuneltsto’ is revived on ‘Cry My Heart, Cry! Songs from Testimonies, Volume 2,’ the latest album of music drawn from the Fortunoff Archive’s collection of more than 4,400 video testimonies. In sharing their stories, the survivors occasionally recalled songs or poetry that touched them before or during the Holocaust. The new album and its 2019 predecessor, ‘Where is Our Homeland?,’ transform these memories into stylistically diverse collections of songs that showcase the rich cultures of the people who created, sang, and enjoyed them.” The music is free to listen to and there will be a virtual concert on April 28.

Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group: Russia blocks military archives in further effort to distort the truth about World War II

Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group: Russia blocks military archives in further effort to distort the truth about World War II. “Russia’s Defence Minister, Sergei Shoigu has issued orders which effectively block almost all access to Russian military archives from the period of the Second World War. The move is especially alarming given the current regime’s systematic attempts to push its own narrative about that period, distorting or muffling historical facts, for example, about the Soviet Union’s collaboration with Nazi Germany from 1939 to June 1941.”

Times of Israel: Archives uncover forgotten names of Auschwitz inmates

Times of Israel: Archives uncover forgotten names of Auschwitz inmates. “Ewa Bazan, an archivist at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, compares her work on newly accessible records to piecing together a ‘puzzle’ that is revealing new names and stories of the Nazi death camp’s inmates. Ninety percent of the notorious camp’s files were destroyed by its guards before they fled but a recently completed two-year collaboration with the Arolsen Archives in Germany is bringing new information to light.”

Stanford Libraries: Stanford Libraries to make the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal Trial Archives 1945-1946 accessible online with funding from Taube Philanthropies

Stanford Libraries: Stanford Libraries to make the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal Trial Archives 1945-1946 accessible online with funding from Taube Philanthropies. “In pursuit of the common goal of dissemination and long-term preservation of the archives of the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal, Stanford Libraries has been authorized by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to manage long-term digital preservation and online hosting with significant scholarly functions for records of the war crimes trial conducted at Nuremberg in 1945 and 1946.”

Lifestyle Asia: Filipinas Heritage Library And Rick Rocamora Uplift Filipino WW2 Veterans In Virtual Exhibit

Lifestyle Asia: Filipinas Heritage Library And Rick Rocamora Uplift Filipino WW2 Veterans In Virtual Exhibit . “The Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) is partnering with photographer Rick Rocamora and filmmaker Howie Severino for a virtual multimedia exhibit about the Filipino veterans of World War II. Called A Long Road to Dignity, the multimedia exhibit will be freely accessible via Google Arts and Culture, starting on February 18, 2021.”

“His story is a how-to manual”: New Winton website launched (Radio Prague International)

Radio Prague International: “His story is a how-to manual”: New Winton website launched. “A freshly launched website celebrates the legacy of Sir Nicholas Winton, who in 1939 saved 669 mainly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia by helping them get to his native UK. The site showcases a wealth of material from the Sir Nicholas Winton Memorial Trust – and of course introduces visitors to his inspirational story.”

NY Daily News: Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery seeks to honor WWII veterans with extensive online database

NY Daily News: Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery seeks to honor WWII veterans with extensive online database. “World War II veterans buried at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn will soon be honored by a team of dedicated archivists set on preserving their memories. Staffers and volunteers at the historic grounds will pore over internment records and public documents to help identify men and women who served in the Second World War, and compile that information into an extensive online database to help honor their legacies…”

BBC: Swansea unveils digital Blitz archive for anniversary

BBC: Swansea unveils digital Blitz archive for anniversary. “Digital archive footage will be seen for the first time in commemoration of 80 years since the Blitz. The three-night raid on Swansea in 1941 killed 230 people, injured almost 400 and left the city centre in ruins. Among the commemorations, an index of Swansea civilians who died in World War Two, called Civilian War Dead, will be digitised for the first time.”

Smithsonian Magazine: Hundreds of Holocaust Testimonies Translated, Digitized for the First Time

Smithsonian Magazine: Hundreds of Holocaust Testimonies Translated, Digitized for the First Time. “On Wednesday, people around the world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day—the anniversary of the January 27, 1945, liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp. Due to pandemic restrictions, survivors and educational groups couldn’t visit the sites of Nazi atrocities as they have in years past. But a new digital resource from the Wiener Holocaust Library in London offered an alternative for those hoping to honor the genocide’s victims while maintaining social distancing. As the library announced earlier this month, hundreds of its survivor testimonies are now available online—and in English—for the first time.”

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: For 75th Anniversary of Nuremberg Trials, Museum Makes Available War Crimes Trial Recordings, Film

From November. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: For 75th Anniversary of Nuremberg Trials, Museum Makes Available War Crimes Trial Recordings, Film. “The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has made available online the full sound recordings of the War Crimes Proceedings of the International Military Tribunal (IMT) established in Nuremberg, Germany, commonly referred to as the Nuremberg Trials. Additionally, the film evidence presented by the World War II Allied prosecutors at the trial is now available for online viewing. The collection consists of 1,942 gramophone discs holding 775 hours of hearings and 37 reels of film used as evidence in the trials.”

BBC News: World War Two veterans’ memories collected for new archive

BBC News: World War Two veterans’ memories collected for new archive. “Landing on Juno Beach on D-Day, handing memos to Winston Churchill and working as a ‘land girl’ in the Women’s Land Army. These are just some of the remarkable memories of World War Two veterans whose stories are being collected for the West Wales Veterans Archive, which organisers say is an important and timely reminder of a turbulent chapter of history.”

530K Primary Resources Now Available Online through The Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement: A Digital Archive (Berkeley Library Update)

Berkeley Library Update: 530K Primary Resources Now Available Online through The Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement: A Digital Archive. “The Bancroft Library has recently completed the digitization of nearly 150,000 items related to the confinement of Japanese Americans during World War II as part of a two-year effort to select, prepare, and digitize these primary source records as part of a grant supported by the National Park Service’s Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program.”

Courthouse News: Treasure Sold During Holocaust Fought Over at High Court

Courthouse News: Treasure Sold During Holocaust Fought Over at High Court. “The 42 silver religious artifacts are part of what is known as the Welfenschatz or the Guelph Treasure — said by some sources to have been gifted to Adolph Hitler himself by Hermann Goering, the Nazi leader of the state of Prussia. For decades, the treasure has been displayed at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Berlin. The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, which owns the collection and runs the museum, denies modern assertions that the artifacts were sold during the Holocaust at below-market value. Today, with the heirs of two Holocaust victims seeking to have U.S. courts declare them as the rightful owners of the collection, the museum is joined by the German and Hungarian governments in seeking to have a pair of cases thrown out.”

Marine archaeologists catch a break on the bottom of the Baltic Sea: A 75-year-old Enigma Machine (The Register)

The Register: Marine archaeologists catch a break on the bottom of the Baltic Sea: A 75-year-old Enigma Machine . “Divers clearing out a sprawl of abandoned fishing nets stuck in the Baltic Sea discovered more than they bargained for when they spotted an Enigma Machine, a device that encrypted secret messages used by the Germans in World War II.”