Collecting Artifacts on Holocaust Sites: A Critical review of Archaeological Research in Ybenheer, Westerbork, and Sobibor

  title={Collecting Artifacts on Holocaust Sites: A Critical review of Archaeological Research in Ybenheer, Westerbork, and Sobibor},
  author={Ivar Schute},
  journal={International Journal of Historical Archaeology},
  • Ivar Schute
  • Published 1 September 2018
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Historical Archaeology
Following the author’s involvement in archaeological research projects at different Nazi camps, this article provides a critical analysis of the collection, selection, and analyses of artifacts. Firstly, this paper argues that the effect of national heritage management strategies is decisive and asks for evaluation and co-operation with historians. Secondly, this research was carried out on behalf of a memorial center. It is argued that due to the different perspectives of memorial centers and… 

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