Geluk, wijsheid en infrastructuur: Over een onverwachte historische bron en een behulpzame collega

Translated title of the contribution: Luck, wisdom and infrastructure: On an unexpected historical source and a helpful colleague

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Abstract

Once in a while, you run into a source that makes your heart beat faster. A source that you didn't know existed, but of which you nevertheless hoped to come across one day. Such a source is basically found through a combination of luck, wisdom and infrastructure. Wisdom because you need to have a sense of what is special plus an idea of what a possible location might be. Luck because the chance of actually finding it - the chance that you are the one who finds it - is usually many times smaller than the chance that the source doesn't let itself be found. And infrastructure because, in the end, you don't do this work all by yourself.
Translated title of the contributionLuck, wisdom and infrastructure: On an unexpected historical source and a helpful colleague
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherNIOD Instituut voor Oorlogs-, Holocaust- en Genocidestudies
Publication statusPublished - 07 Sep 2021

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NameNIOD blog

Keywords

  • Holocaust
  • Comics
  • Sources
  • infrastructure
  • collaboration
  • Libraries

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