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U.N. opens Holocaust Archives, including Nürnberg trial files.

Discussion in 'Massacres and Atrocities of the Second World War' started by Skipper, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. Skipper

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    I can't even fathom the documents within this archive.

    Just read an article from the Daily Mail regarding the archive. Once again, the reporting is based on consistent assumptions. The DM article states that the Allies only knew of the events in 1945 after the liberation of KLs. Even the historian who used this archive is quoted as saying something similar. However, it has been researched and found by historians that the Allies were receiving information as early as '42. This archive is clearly going to open doors and be a tremendous eye opener, no question, but the evidence was there prior.
     
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    I can't even fathom the detail to be found here. The amount of information is mind-boggling. I wish there was some way I could see even a portion of this. Having read The Nuremburg Trial by Ann and John Tusa, I'm curious about any new revelations to be found here.
     
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    I believe some of the documents can be obtained via pdf. Don't know the extent of that though.
     
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    Yes the amount of documets is apparently huge. Pdf files would be great .
     
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    One positive of the digital age. Archives at your fingertips.

    Funny anecdote. My class is in the process of completing a research unit on historical figures. As I was teaching them how to research I exposed them to the "old school" methods as well. Renting out the room in the library and giving them no digital aids. Microfiche, gloves to sift through aged paper, encyclopedias, all hands on research methods that were available to me. They got a kick out of it and were amazed and stumped as to why anyone would go through this. LOL
     
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    But at least they've been exposed to the "old school" way. It will make them better researchers. I used to tell my students that I would not accept a paper that had only online resources. Times may have changed, but in-depth research has not.
     
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    Your right Lou. In fact, I fear the ease of research now and into the future will make it even more difficult. As you know there is too much garbage floating around the web.
     

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