Collaboration agreement with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Institutional Memory Section of the United Nations Office at Geneva Library and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum have signed a collaboration agreement for the digitization of the League of Nations Archives related to Jewish populations during the Interwar Era.
The digitization and publication online of these materials is an important step for the preservation of Holocaust Memory and World Memory, and for the development of global knowledge about the history of international organizations, specifically concerning the protection of refugees.
The archives to be preserved include the papers of the League of Nations High Commissioners for German Refugees (1933-1936), documents related to the Evian Conference of 1938, officially entitled “International Conference for the Adoption of a Convention Concerning the Status of Refugees Coming from Germany”, as well as related records on minorities and mandates. They represent more than 60,000 pages of text.
The collaboration agreement was signed on 29 January 2014 by Mrs. Blandine Blukacz-Louisfert, Chief of the Institutional Memory Section of the United Nations Office at Geneva Library and by Mr. Radu Ioanid, Director of the International Archival Programs Division at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Mr. Michael Møller, Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva and Mr. Peter Mulrean, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva were also present at the signing ceremony which took place in the Reading Room of the United Nations Archives at Geneva, Palais des Nations.
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Photo album of the signing ceremony