European Studies

Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies

Description

The Fortunoff Archive currently holds more than 4,400 testimonies, containing over 10,000 recorded hours of videotape. The Fortunoff Archive and its affiliates recorded the testimonies of willing individuals with first-hand experience of the Nazi persecutions, including those in hiding, survivors, bystanders, resistants, and liberators. Testimonies are recorded in whatever language the witness prefers, and range in length from a half hour to over 40 hours (recorded over several sessions).

Please note: The University of Michigan Library is a partner site of Yale University Library's Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. You may search for and request the materials in this collection from any computer, but to watch the videos in this collection, you will need to register and view them on the dedicated computer within the Askwith Media Library (Shapiro Library, second floor).

To locate testimonies within the Fortunoff Video Archive, search for testimonies in Orbis, Yale's online catalog. (User tip: enter "hvt" in the search box. This stands for Holocaust Video Testimony, and limits the search to Fortunoff materials only. Add another search term if you wish to narrow your search.) Once you locate testimonies in Orbis, click "Request for Use in Manuscripts and Archives" next to "Location" in the bibliographic records for each testimony. This will take you to Your Special Collections Account, where you can login or register if you have not already done so.

First-time users will need to create an account for Yale University Library's Special Collections before requesting and viewing testimonies. After the registration process is complete, you can request additional testimonies by again locating the testimonies in Orbis, clicking on the link "Request for Use in Manuscripts and Archives" and completing the online form.

You will receive an automated email confirmation for each request. Do not proceed to the designated viewing station in Askwith Media Library until you have received a second email approving your request. It may take up to three business days for your requests to be approved. Once approved you can view the testimonies at the dedicated viewing station in the Askwith Media Library.

 

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Video
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45667
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Turkey: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1802-1949

Description

Modern Turkey, from its late Ottoman roots in the early 19th-century to its emergence as a republic following the First World War, is traced here. Correspondences from U.S. Consults in Alexandretta, Ezerum, Harput, Siva, and Smyrna are included. This archive is sourced from the Central Files of the General Records of the Department of State. The records are under the jurisdiction of the Legislative and Diplomatic Branch of the Civil Archives, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

Date Range: 1802-1949
Content: 232,429 images
Source Library:U.S. National Archives
 

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Text Collection
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45389
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Post-War Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement, 1945-1950

Description

Collection of "primary sources for the study and understanding of the challenges facing the European peoples in the aftermath of World War II." Topics covered include the administration of refugee camps across Europe including England, Germany, Italy, Hungary and Yugoslavia; displaced Persons Assembly Centre reports; Jewish Relief Unit field reports; British Military Government in Germany; Belsen DP Camp; Maclean Mission in Italy; Politics of the Refugee Crisis; and, strengthening of the Zionist cause.

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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/45315
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Office of Strategic Services (OSS)-State Department Intelligence and Research Reports, 1941-1961

Description

During World War II and the first decade and a half of the Cold War, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and the State Department assigned leading scholars to write special, classified reports about Asia, Europe, the Soviet Union, Latin America, and Africa. At the time, the reports helped to shape U.S. foreign policy decisions, and, now, as part of History Vault, the more than 3,500 reports here provide an excellent source for studying the major areas of the World during the period from 1941 to 1961. These reports are not contained in the State Department's foreign relations series or the armed forces' official histories.

Reports on Asia focus on political, industrial, and military affairs of wartime Japan, the occupation of Japan by the U.S. following World War II, and the beginnings of the economic revitalization of Japan in the mid-1950s; the Nationalist-Communist struggle for China and Mao's consolidation of power in the 1950s, independence for India; the Korean War; and the outbreak of war in Indochina.

Topics covered in the reports on Europe include the German war effort, occupation and division of Germany, reconstruction of Europe under the Marshall Plan, de Gaulle and the Fifth Republic, formation of the Common Market, and Soviet control of Eastern Europe.

A series of reports on the Soviet Union for 1941 to 1961 covers Soviet participation in World War II; the Cold War with the West; the death of Stalin; and the formation of the Warsaw Pact.

There are also numerous reports on the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America from 1941 through 1961. Major developments covered include Palestine, African nationalism as well as economic stagnation and famine, Communist movements in South America and U.S. intervention in Central America.

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Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44880
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A Mid-Republican House from Gabii

Description

This publication focuses on the construction, inhabitation, and repurposing of a private home at Gabii, built in the mid-Republican period. Published in digital form as a website backed up by a detailed database and 3D model, the publication provides a synthesis of the excavation results linked to the relevant spatial, descriptive, and quantitative data.

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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44097
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Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files, Europe and Latin America, 1960-1969

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, International Relations and Military Conflicts
Description

The U.S. State Department Central Files are an important source of American diplomatic reporting on political, military, social, and economic developments throughout the world in the 20th century. Concentrating exclusively on those U.S. State Department Central Files that have not been microfilmed by the National Archives or distributed by other publishers, the U.S. State Department Central Files in History Vault contain a wide range of materials from U.S. diplomats in foreign countries: reports on political, military, and socioeconomic matters; interviews and minutes of meetings with foreign government officials; important letters, instructions, and cables sent and received by U.S. diplomatic personnel; and reports and translations from foreign journals and newspapers.

Highlights of the Europe and Latin America module include international reaction to the Bay of Pigs invasion, East-West tensions in Berlin, Germany; U.S. meetings with Soviet leaders; settlement of the dispute over the Chamizal region in Texas and Mexico, Cuban sugar industry, and student unrest and demonstrations, especially in Mexico and Panama.

The countries covered in the Europe and Latin America module are Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany); Germany (focusing on Berlin); Soviet Union; Cuba; Mexico; Panama; and Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru.

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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41484
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Early Western Korans Online

Alternative Titles
Early Western Korans Online: Koran Printing in the West, 1537-1857
Early Western Qur'ans Online
Description

This collection demonstrates the impact of the holy book of Islam in Europe and is of interest to book historians, theologians, philologists, and scholars of Islamic Studies alike. Long before printing with movable type became common practice in the Islamic world, Qur'ans had been printed in Arabic type in several European cities. Included here are 62 exemplars of Qur'ans and Qur'an Translations in Arabic, Latin, German, French, English, Dutch, and Hebrew printed between 1537 and 1857, including Arabic Qur'an editions printed in Europe before 1850 and all complete translations directly from the Arabic (until about 1860). Among the secondary translations, only those into German and Dutch are offered completely. Of the partial editions, only the typographically or academically most interesting ones are presented. 

Available as part of Brill's Qurʾānic Studies Online along with The Encyclopaedia of the Qur’an Online, The Qur’an Concordance, and The Dictionary of Qur’anic Usage Online.

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Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40937
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Christian-Muslim Relations Online (600-1500)

Alternative Titles
Christian-Muslim Relations : A Bibliographical History Online
CMRO
CMR Online
Description

Christian-Muslim Relations Online (CMR Online) is the online version of the first five volumes of the series Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History covering the period 600 to 1500 CE. The CMR Online resource allows for full-text, cross searching and browsing of the volumes appearing in this important series.

As a bibliographical history, this resource addresses the encounters that took place throughout the extended Mediterranean basin between the two faiths via texts recorded in Syriac, Arabic, Greek, Latin and other languages.

It comprises introductory essays on the treatment of Christians in the Qur’an, Qur’an commentaries, biographies of the Prophet, Hadith and Sunni law, and of Muslims in canon law, and the main body of more than two hundred detailed entries on all the works recorded, whether surviving or lost. The result of collaboration between leading scholars, CMR Online is intended as a basic tool for research in Christian-Muslim relations.

 

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Encyclopedia
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40070
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Christian-Muslim Relations Online II (1500-1900)

Alternative Titles
CMRO2
Christian-Muslim Relations : A Bibliographical History Online 2
Description

Christian-Muslim Relations Online 2 (CMRO2) is a bibliographical history of relations between the two faiths as they are reflected in works written by Christians and Muslims about the other and against the other. 

The CMRO2 online resource for allows for full-text, cross searching and browsing of the volumes appearing in the series Christian-Muslim Relations A Bibliographical History beginning with volume 6 (Western Europe 1500-1600).

Once complete, it will cover all parts of the world from the year 1500 to 1914, including the ages of European expansion and colonialism and will comprise thousands of comprehensive entries on individual works and their authors, together with introductory essays to the periods and areas covered (including the Qur'an in English writings and European Qur'an translations), making it the fullest available source in this field. 

 

Type
Database
Encyclopedia
Text Collection
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40068
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Die Bischöfe des Heiligen Römischen Reiches und der deutschsprachigen Länder

Description

The online version of Die Bischöfe des Heiligen Römischen Reiches und der deutschsprachigen Länder (BHRR) edited by Erwin Gatz and includes more than 4,400 biographical entries of bishops who held office between 1198 and 1945. 

Geographic coverage extends beyond the borders of Germany to the historical boundaries of the Holy Roman Empire, namely portions of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland, Northern Italy, etc. 

Included as a supplement to the online version of Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques (DHGE)

Type
Database
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39847
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