Largest Holocaust Archive is Now Online

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The largest archive of Holocaust documents was put online this week, Inquirer.net reports.

The International Tracing Service, which was established by the Western Allies in the final days of World War II to help uncover the fates of Holocaust victims, published its entire inventory, offering an overview of holdings that include some 30 million documents on Nazi persecution, forced labor and the fates of survivors. Parts of the holdings have only preliminary indexing, with more detailed descriptions added gradually.

The archive remained secret until 2007, when after a fierce legal battle scholars and researchers were allowed access to it.

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