Category Archives: World War II

Veteran History Project now on iTunes U

Thanks to my friend Michael Hulshoff-Schmidt for inspiring me to write this post. The Library of Congress has begun their “Veteran History Project,” officially recording the experiences of American Veterans in their own words for future generations.

Interested in hearing about the veteran experience directly from those that served? Know a veteran and want to preserve their personal accounts? The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. This collection makes personal histories accessible, as well as providing a Field Kit for preparing and submitting your own veteran stories.

The Library of Congress is making these records available for free on iTunes U.

Looted Nazi Art Gets Online Database

Looted Nazi Art and monies are often the center of public and emotional debate. The catalogue of looted art pieces has now been digitized in the hopes of helping victims’ estates reclaim items and to assist curators in identifying stolen pieces.

“By digitising and linking archival records online, researchers will be able to piece together the stories of what became of cultural objects,” said Oliver Morley. chief executive and keeper of the National Archives.

You can read more about this issue on the BBC.

Anne Frank Museum – Now Online

The Anne Frank Museum has just launched an online initiative that allows visitors to tour the small enclosure from their home computers. It’s a wonderful educational tool for anyone who teaches the touching story of this young girl.

If you have not visited the website for the Anne Frank House, I highly encourage you to do so. It has some amazing content and now, with the addition of the online tour, opens it up to people who would otherwise be unable to experience this cramped and tiny apartment.

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.