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​FDR Library Hosts Holocaust Conference Oct. 12-15
Media Alert · Friday, October 8, 2021

Washington, DC

WHAT:  The National Archives Franklin D. Roosevelt Library will host Examining American Responses to the Holocaust: Digital Possibilities, a groundbreaking, first-ever live (virtual) international conference that uses new technologies to examine tough issues including “Myths and Realities of American responses to the Holocaust” and “What Did We Know and When?” The conference features 15 sessions and more than 50 speakers who will present, discuss, and provide “how to” Holocaust research guidance. Open to academics, press, students, historians, genealogists, and anyone interested in using digital technologies for Holocaust research! See full conference program.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 12, through Friday, October 15, starting at 10 a.m. ET                                       

WHO: FDR Library Director Paul Sparrow, Morgenthau Scholar-in-Residence Abby Gondek, other National Archives experts, Holocaust scholars, professional researchers, and representatives from institutions such as the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Joint DIstribution Committee.

WHERE/HOW: Anywhere! Join the FDR Library’s conference YouTube livestream! Many sessions will be recorded and made available online at a later time. Follow on Twitter @FDRLibrary.

Background:
The National Archives is the international epicenter of Holocaust-era research, holding hundreds of millions of records that document Nazi war crimes, refugee issues, and investigations and recovery of looted assets. Holdings also include captured German records used as evidence at the Nuremberg Trials and records of the Monuments Men. See National Archives News: Holocaust Records for more information. 

The Morgenthau Holocaust Collections Project at the FDR Library uses digital tools to share  primary sources about FDR’s response to the Holocaust. Created in 2017, the Center is named for Henry Morgenthau Jr., FDR’s friend, advisor, Cabinet member, and head of the War Refugee Board. Morgenthau was a key moral voice for the Roosevelt Administration, and his papers are part of the FDR Library collection.

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