3 New BOA Collections

Paris Peace Conference and Beyond, 1919-1939

“The Paris Peace Conference was a meeting of Allied diplomats that took place in the aftermath of the First World War. Its purpose was to impose peace terms on the vanquished Central Powers and establish a new international order.” The British government shared a majority of the documents in this collection. Most materials are from the Foreign Office, but the Cabinet Office and War Office are both well-represented, as well.

Prosecuting the Holocaust: British Investigations into Nazi Crimes

“Drawn from the UK National Archives, the files contain a wealth of material regarding the British government’s extensive efforts to investigate and prosecute Nazi crimes. The evidence gathered sheds light on almost every aspect of the Holocaust, from the concentration camp system to the mass murder of the “incurably sick” in psychiatric hospitals. More importantly, it gives a voice to the victims of these atrocities, many of whom testified about their experiences immediately after the war. Prosecuting the Holocaust is, therefore, an important resource for students and scholars interested in 20th century history, genocide studies, and international law.”

Apartheid Through the Eyes of South African Political Parties, 1948-199

“Apartheid was a system of white minority rule that prevailed in South Africa for much of the 20th century. This collection contains various materials published by political parties on both sides of the racial and ideological divide. The bulk of the documents are drawn from the archives of the main opposition movement, the African National Congress (ANC). The main party of government, the National Party, is also well represented, as are several minor parties and independent candidates.”