The Wiener Holocaust Library’s new digital resource, Testifying to the Truth, is now freely accessible online. This online database shares eyewitness accounts from the Holocaust, many of which have never been available to the public online before and have been translated, by a team of the Library’s volunteers, into English for the first time.
Cataloguing, translating and editing of The Wiener Holocaust Library’s collections of early eyewitness accounts have been ongoing on a small scale since 2011. However, it was only in April 2014 that more intensive work could begin. Thanks to a grant provided by the Department of Communities and Local Government they have been able to widen the access to this unique collection which results in its online publication.
The Wiener Holocaust Library, founded in 1933, is Britain’s national archive on the Holocaust and genocide. The Library provides a resource to oppose antisemitism and other forms of prejudice and intolerance. Its mission is to be a living memorial to the evils of the past by ensuring that our wealth of materials is put at the service of the future.
The Wiener Holocaust Library is an Archives Portal Europe content provider and you can find its records here: http://www.archivesportaleurope.net/directory/-/dir/ai/code/GB-1556
You can find Testifying to the Truth here: https://www.testifyingtothetruth.co.uk
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