Google Brings 130,000 Holocaust Photos, Documents Online
Launched on the eve of the U.N. International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Google's project actually began three years ago, after company exec Jonathan Rosenberg visited Yad Vashem, and decided to bring the institute's collection to a larger audience. In 2008, Yad Vashem launched its own YouTube channel, which, as of this week, is now available in Farsi. Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev tells NPR that his organization is looking forward to digitizing even more of its expansive collection, in the hopes of educating a younger generation about the horrors of history. "This is part of our vision -- to connect Yad Vashem's knowledge and information to modern technology, and bring it to youngsters," Shalev said.