US Holocaust museum launches campaign to digitize diaries


WASHINGTON (JTA) – The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has launched a $250,000 Kickstarter campaign to translate and digitize the diaries of Nazi victims and survivors.

Funds from the 31-day campaign, which started on Anne Frank’s birthday – Monday, June 12 – to commemorate the renowned teen diarist, would allow the museum to translate its collection of over 200 diaries into English and catalog them. The museum only gets the funds it if meets its goal.

The campaign is being promoted on social media under the hashtag #SaveTheirStories.

The diary collection will expose an array of experiences to the public, including the struggle of life in the ghettos.