Thursday, January 27, 2011

Google and Yad Vashem

Organizing the world's information and making it universally accessible and useful means many things.  Among the more solemn:

In observance of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Google and the Israeli Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem, have made available a searchable archive of some 130,000 photos from the museum's collection, as a step toward putting the museum's entire archives online.

[The museum's online digital collections have expanded since this was written.  I changed the link above to the photos collection since the old link was broken.  I'm not sure if it's the same collection or not.  There are several other collections as well, which can be found at -- D.H. Nov 2018]

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