The government of the United Kingdom announced it will be making all its records related to the Holocaust available to the public for research and study. This includes the collection of 787 books in the St. Lambrecht collection, once looted by the Nazis, which will be accessible to the public for the first time.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) plans to move them to the Wiener Holocaust Library subject to legal agreement
In addition, the governments of Guernsey and Jersey have committed to making their Holocaust records publicly available as well.
The Wiener Holocaust Library is one of the world’s leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust, the Nazi era and genocide.
To read the UK government announcement see;
Thank you to Hal Bookbinder, past president of the IAJGS and member of JGSCV for informing us about this.
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee