We are thrilled to announce that we are launching a public campaign to build support for the digitalisation of one-third of the Library’s unique collections.
The value and scope of digital work have increased in an environment shaped by the global pandemic, and so has the momentum behind the Library’s digital work. This project aims to revolutionise access to our archive. A far greater number of our collections will be available online, via a dedicated digital library. To make this vision a reality we have succeeded in securing just over 40% of the funding for the implementation of our ambitious five-year digital transformation project.
But we still need your help. Your donation will allow us to digitise thousands of pages of unique material, such as early eyewitness reports from concentration camps such as Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen; evidence of political antisemitism and fascism across Europe, Britain and elsewhere; rare newspapers, diaries and reports written by Holocaust survivors, and Displaced Persons after liberation; and correspondence from famous figures including Albert Einstein, Wassily Kandinsky and Hannah Arendt.
The Library’s digitised material will be freely accessible from anywhere in the world and it will help to inspire new research and facilitate creative responses to archive materials.