Fortunoff Welcomes New Institutions to its Access Site Program

By Christy Bailey-Tomecek - August 26, 2019

In 2016, the Fortunoff Archive instituted the access site program to facilitate research with our collection. Rather than traveling a significant distance to New Haven, researchers can use testimonies at a university campus, museum, or research institution much closer to home. This summer has seen the program grow, with the following institutions joining:

• University Library of Southern Denmark (Denmark)
• Herinneringscentrum Kamp Westerbork – Memorial Centre Camp Westerbork (The Netherlands)
• Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial (Ukraine)
• The University of Manchester Library (England)
• Institut für Zeitgeschichte München−Berlin / Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History, Bibliothek / Library (Germany)
• Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea CDEC (Italy)
• Terraforming (Serbia)
• Milan Šimečka Foundation (Slovakia)
• Perry-Castañeda Library--University of Texas at Austin (United States)
• Marx Library, University of South Alabama (United States)
• Western Galilee College Library (Israel)
• The George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human RIghts and Conflict Prevention - The American University of Paris (France)
• The University of Virginia Library (United States)
• Cape Town Holocaust and Genocide Centre (South Africa)
• Mount Royal University Library (Canada)
• Marlene & Nathan Addlestone Library, College of Charleston (United States)

With these new additions, the archive now has seventy-nine access sites, in nineteen countries, across five continents. We are delighted that more people have the opportunity to work with the testimonies, amplifying the reach and impact of survivors’ stories.

We are committed to providing wider access to the collection and welcome more institutions to work with us. Becoming an access site is free of charge and does not require installation of any specialized software or hardware onsite. To learn more about making the collection available at your site, you can contact the archive here.