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Post Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:29 am      Post subject: Milions of holocaust records available online for free
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Information below is based on businesswire.com press release.

National Archives and Footnote.com Announce New Digital Holocaust Collection

Collection Includes Holocaust-Related Photos and Records Available Online for the First Time

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and Footnote.com today announced the release of the internet's largest Interactive Holocaust Collection. For the first time ever, over one million Holocaust-related records - including millions of names and 26,000 photos from the National Archives - will be available online. The collection can be viewed at: http://footnote.com/holocaust/.

Included among the National Archives records available online at Footnote.com are:

- Concentration camp registers and documents from Dachau, Mauthausen, Auschwitz, and Flossenburg.

- The "Ardelia Hall Collection" of records relating to the Nazi looting of Jewish possessions, including looted art.

- Captured German records including deportation and death lists from concentration camps.
- Nuremberg War Crimes Trial proceedings.

Access to the collection will be available for free on Footnote.com through the month of October.

The Holocaust collection is the latest in a continuing partnership between Footnote.com and the National Archives to scan, digitize, and make historical records available online. The goal is to give more people access to these and other historical records that have previously only been available through the research room of the National Archives. This partnership brings these priceless resources to an even greater number of people and enables the National Archives to provide ever-greater access to these critical holdings.

About Footnote.com
Footnote.com is a subscription website that features searchable original documents, providing users with an unaltered view of the events, places and people that shaped the American nation and the world. At Footnote.com, all are invited to come share, discuss, and collaborate on their discoveries with friends, family, and colleagues. For more information, visit www.footnote.com.

About the U.S. National Archives http://www.archives.gov/
The National Archives alone is the archives of the Government of the United States, responsible for safeguarding records of all three branches of the Federal Government. The records held by the National Archives belong to the public - and it is the mission of the National Archives to ensure the public can discover, use, and learn from the records of their government.

You can search the collection from Footnote's main pagie or through a special Holocaust site . The collection will be available for free through October, however you have to register on Footnote's and start free trial to be able to view all the data.

After October, the collection will be accessible with a Footnote subscription ($79.95 a year).
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:20 am      Post subject:
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Official information from November 12, 2009 from Footnote.com:

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Holocaust Collection to Remain Free through 2009

We wanted to provide an update on our Holocaust Collection. Originally, we planned to have these records open to the public for only the month of October. However, due to the popularity of this collection, we have decided to keep the records open free to the public through the rest of this year. This will enable more people to search and explore the original records from the National Archives.

On January 1, 2010 these records will become part of the paid subscription on Footnote.com. These records, however, will remain free to access through any of the National Archives physical locations. You can access the Holocaust Collection from this page: http://footnote.com/holocaust/.
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