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Feb 2, 2021

Hundreds of Holocaust Testimonies Translated, Digitized, and Now Online 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.

The archive, titled Testifying to the Truth: Eyewitness to the Holocaust, currently includes 380 accounts. The rest of the 1,185 testimonies will go online later this year.

You can read a lot more about this new online archive in an article by Livia Gershon in the Smithsonian web site at: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/testimonies-holocaust-survivors-now-online-180976883/.

Feb 2, 2021

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