UConn preserving documents from WWII trials

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is digitally preserving 50,000 pages of documents from the Nuremberg war-crimes trials of Nazi leaders following World War II.

The documents are part of the collection at the school’s Thomas J. Dodd Research Center for Human Rights.

School officials say the project will allow researchers greater access to the papers, which will become part of a searchable database.

The documents are mostly material used by Dodd and other prosecutors in preparing for the trials. The official trial transcripts already have been digitized as part of a project at Yale University.

UConn says it will take about two years to scan the documents and add the necessary meta-data.

The school says about 50 researchers each year travel to Storrs to look at the documents.

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