Visual media such as photographs, drawings, posters and films keep the memory of the Second World War alive. The complete collections of the Dutch war and resistance museums, commemoration centers, and the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies have been entered into this digitized databank and are now accessible to the public online. These organizations cooperate in the realization, description, and disclosure of a professional selection of digitalized image material related to the Kingdom of the Netherlands before, during and after the Second World War, and in making these available to the public via the internet. The Image Bank WW2 is overseen, on behalf of the others, by NIOD and has been realized in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport’s War Heritage Program. The Image Bank works closely with the Network Oorlogsbronnen.
The EUscreen portal offers free online access to thousands of items of audiovisual heritage. It brings together clips that provide an insight into the social, cultural, political and economic events that have shaped the 20th and 21st centuries. As well as chronicling important historical events, the EUscreen portal allows you to explore television programs that focus on everyday experience.
The Moving Image Collection consists of 16mm, 9.5mm, and standard and super 8mm cinefilm and currently contains over 1000 titles, comprising over 450 hours of cinefilm footage dating from the early 1920s onwards. The films reflect the life of indigenous people, colonial settlers and government officials within the British Empire and Commonwealth.
The RFE/RL Broadcast and Corporate Records are a rich and extraordinary resource for the study of the Cold War through one of the leading organizations that fought it. As a conflict of ideas and ideologies, the Cold War was unique not for its muddy battlefields and the stench of dead bodies so much as for the culture wars it inaugurated by broadcasting decadent Western music to Eastern Europe and by creating Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty as a surrogate national outlet for news and cultural programming for the Soviet Bloc.