“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.”

The Art Newspaper: Jewish collections looted by the Nazis to be examined and traced in new database

The Art Newspaper: Jewish collections looted by the Nazis to be examined and traced in new database . “A new database that aims to provide a comprehensive registry of all the Jewish collections looted by the Nazis has announced a pilot project focussing on the fate of the collection of Adolphe Schloss, whose store of Dutch Old Masters was seized by the Gestapo from the French chateau where they had been hidden for safekeeping. One third of the collection is still missing.”

Digital Primary Resources: Soviet Jewish veterans of WWII (HNet)

HNet: Digital Primary Resources: Soviet Jewish veterans of WWII. “The Blavatnik Archive (BAF) is pleased to announce that 2,700 of 12,921 total items in the Veteran Testimonies & Ephemera Collection are fully digitized, cataloged, and accessible online… BAF’s Veteran Testimonies & Ephemera Collection, the largest collection in the world on the experience of Jews in the ranks of the Soviet armed forces during WWII, was launched in 2006. Nearly 1,200 unique video testimonies by veteran soldiers and partisans have been recorded in eleven countries, mostly during the period of 2006-2014.”

Canberra Times (Australia): National Archives signs $4.4m contract to digitise World War II service records

Canberra Times (Australia): National Archives signs $4.4m contract to digitise World War II service records. “The National Archives of Australia said on Tuesday it had signed contracts worth $4.4 million to digitise more than 650,000 service records. Among the records to be saved, and which will be available for free online, are photographs of servicemen and women which were previously at-risk of deterioration.”

Leeds University Library Blog: New online exhibitions using items from the University of Leeds Archive

Leeds University Library Blog: New online exhibitions using items from the University of Leeds Archive. “Three upcoming online exhibitions explore the diverse subjects represented in the Leeds University Archive. From the history of the campus and its coat of arms to the university’s involvement in the First and Second World Wars, the exhibitions touch on the range of material in the archive which preserves the records of the University of Leeds and its predecessors giving us an insight into past University life.”

RTL Today: Brochure on World War Two in Luxembourg launched in four languages

RTL Today (Luxembourg): Brochure on World War Two in Luxembourg launched in four languages. “The Committee for the Remembrance of the Second World War launched a brochure which aims to familiarise, and therefore sensibilise, the younger generations with the events that occurred in Luxembourg 80 years ago. The brochure also includes a pedagogical guide that was created by the Centre for political education, as well as a new website. It will appear in Luxembourgish, German, French, and English.”