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Use the "facets" to limit your searches. These are the links at the left under the "Limit your search" heading, with categories such as "Record Type," "Language," and "Online." You may find "Record Type" to be particularly helpful in narrowing your search to certain type of record.
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Geographic Name Expansion
Collections Search also embodies a "geographic name expansion" feature. Often the same place is referred through different names in different languages and various spellings and transliterations. For example, searching for "Lviv", "L'viv", "L'vov", "Lvov", "Lwow", or "Lemberg" will all bring you the same results. Similarly, searching for "Łódź", "Lodz", or "Litzmannstadt" will bring the same results, as will searching for "Munich", "München", or "Muenchen."
Collections Search supports boolean queries including AND, NOT, and OR (which must be uppercase) and parentheses. For example, searching: york NOT ( "new york" OR "memorial books")
results in records including the term "york" but excluding records containing either "new york" or "memorial books."
Chiefly correspondence concerning the (West) German Federal Indemnification Act of 1965 (Bundesentschädigungsgesetz or BEG), its synthesis, amendments, and implementing regulations, together with correspondence concerning the United States War Claims Act of 1948 and the German-American Social Security Agreement. Each legislative action was designed to provide compensation for deprivation of life and liberty and related persecution measures.
System of Arrangement:
Arrangement is thematic
Benjamin B. Ferencz donated his collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Oct. 1994. The National Archives transferred a small portion of his personal papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Dec. 1994.