Archive America 2017
by William Pattison | 2017/02/02
Russel Neiss and Charlie Schwartz employed the Twitter platform to list the German passenger vessel manifest of the MS St. Louis . Carrying Jewish refugees, America refused entry causing a return to home port. @Stl_Manifest scrolls by passengers killed, in the form: "Fran Schmidt. The US turned me away at the border in 1939. I was murdered at The Netherlands.” Tweets add photographs of passengers too.
This is a truly nouvelle and innovative way to make archival content relevant by democratizing access through public-private partnerships. Social media sites like Instagram and Pintrest
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