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The Wilsey Collection, A Digital Exhibit

Project tags:

archives & special collections

content & digital asset management

knowledge organization

Project poster

Captain David Wilsey, M.D., was one of 27 doctors who entered Dachau concentration camp during its liberation in April 1945. They spent the next month giving medical care to former prisoners. The liberated prisoners were quarantined to prevent the spread of disease. These physicians risked their lives to bring healing to the 30,000 survivors. During his deployment, Wilsey wrote more than 280 letters home. This collection brings these materials together online for the first time. It involved metadata creation, digital curation, community engagement, and educational resource creation. The collection will be housed online permanently for the Holocaust Center for Humanity.

Project participants:

Leslie Denning


Conor Doyle


Rachel Ramey


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