Preserving a Bit of Holocaust History by ProQuest


Every once in awhile a story comes along that allows people to see how the wonders of modern technology can help them better understand and preserve their past. One such story hit the wire back in December when Gale, a part of Cengage Learning and McMaster University announced an agreement that allowed Gale to digitize McMaster University's collection of materials related to the Holocaust, propaganda, and the Jewish underground resistance movement during World War II. This spring, researchers will see the first fruits of those labors. The tragic, historical record of the Holocaust and the war-related stories and events of the victims and resisters should never be forgotten, says Carl Spadoni, director of research collections at McMaster University Library. Gale has enlisted Ristech, a Canadian scanning vendor, to help with the large task of getting this massive and delicate archive digitized.

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