Second World War researchers as well as those looking to better understand atrocities committed in places like Rwanda and Sudan will soon have access to one of the world’s leading Holocaust and resistance archives – and all they’ll need is an internet connection.The McMaster Library’s collection of materials related to the Holocaust, European resistance groups and Second World War propaganda is being digitized as part of a project that will give scholars and students access to thousands of original documents dating from 1933 to 1945. The collection includes books, posters, magazines, newspapers and air-drop leaflets, and though it is exclusive to the Second World War era, University Librarian Jeff Trzeciak says that the archive is very applicable to the modern world.”The Holocaust collection represents a uniquely horrific period in human history, but it’s also very relevant to understanding more recent global events,” he said. “The archive is being digitized not only for research but so that Holocaust education can be expanded throughout the world.”The collection includes a number of rarities, such as a diary of the Nazi evacuation from a women’s concentration camp as well as a handmade recipe book exchanged between camp prisoners. Much of the collection is made up of letters to or from prisoners in infamous camps such as Dachau, Buchenwald and Auschwitz, as well as Gestapo prisons and prisoner of war camps. In some cases the collection houses more than 20 letters written by the same person, an uncommon feature in a collection where often only a single letter survives.