Thursday, April 27, 2006

New Product Announcement-->Testaments to the Holocaust

Testaments to the Holocaust

Documents and Rare Printed Materials from the Wiener Library, London

This digital resource offers the unique resources of the World’s oldest Holocaust museum. Alfred Wiener fled Germany in 1933 and established his collection in London.

The collection offers fully searchable personal accounts of life in Nazi Germany, along with photographs, propaganda materials such as school text books, limited circulation publications and rare serials in a uniquely flexible format, enabling detailed research into the domestic policies of Nazi Germany, Jewish life in Germany from 1933 to after the war, propaganda, life in the concentration camps, in hiding, emigration and refugee life.

An essential collection for:

* 20th Century Jewish Studies
* Research into Nazi Germany
* Jewish Resistance Activities
* Holocaust Studies
* World War II Studies

1 comment:

Jerremie said...

I wonder how much overlap there is between this and other 20th cen. document sets we already have. If there is significant new content that is great. I am concerned about the number of different collections we have, if only we could simply insert new content collection sets into what we have. that way researchers by their search behaviour could create meainingful groupings of information, deciding themselves where the divisions of relevance lie. Vendor created packages can create artifical and not necessarily meaningful relationships between documents and texts. Probably unavoidable (they need a marketable product, which therefore needs to be identified, described and of defined scope) but a shame.

Jerremie
History and Classics Librarian
(Classics, thats the study of ancient Greece and Rome, more or less).