Google Announces Collaboration With Israeli Museum To Create Online Holocaust Archive

To coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27), Google and Yad Vashem, an Israeli museum established in the 1950s to preserve the memory of Holocaust victims, announced a collaboration to create a publicly available on…

To coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27), Google and Yad Vashem, an Israeli museum established in the 1950s to preserve the memory of Holocaust victims, announced a collaboration to create a publicly available online archive of Holocaust documents from around the world.

Yossi Matias, director of research and development for Google Israel, was quoted in Yad Vashem’s press release mentioning the desire to share and preserve memories,

For some time, Google has been working to bring the world’s historical and cultural heritage online. The Internet offers a great opportunity to preserve and share important materials stored in archives.

The first stage of the project has already been completed, with 130,000 photographs already uploaded and viewable at full resolution on Yad Vashem’s website.

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