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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • June 28, 2017

    Oral History Interview with Peter Goosen

    South African diplomat

  • July 04, 2017

    Email Exchange between Harald Müller and Michal Onderco

    Email exchange following up on oral history interview regarding the 1995 NPT review conference.

  • August 29, 2017

    Oral History Interview with Konrad Scharinger

    Deputy head of the nuclear non-proliferation section of the economic department in the German Federal Foreign Office.

  • April 04, 2018

    Oral History Interview with Jean duPreez

    Member of South Africa’s delegation to the 1995 NPT review conference.

  • September 13, 2018

    Oral History Interview with Richard Butler

    Australian diplomat and expert involved in the 1995 Non-Proliferation Treaty Extension Conference.

  • 2019

    Elie Geisler, 'The Israeli Nuclear Drama of May 1967: A Personal Testimony'

    Elie Geisler received training as a radiation-safety officer while serving as a solider at Dimona from 1964 to 1966. As the crisis escalated in late May 1967, Geisler was summoned to meet the head of the Minhal Madaii—the secret scientific administration in charge of the nuclear project—who gave him a special assignment: guarding a radioactive “package” to be placed under heavy security. The following testimony was relayed to Avner Cohen through several interviews and follow-up conversations and email exchanges.

  • November 08, 2019

    The VELA Incident: A Statement Written by Dr. Alan Berman

    A statement written by Dr. Alan Berman about the 1979 VELA Incident.

  • November 21, 2019

    Richard L. Garwin, 'More from a Ruina-panel Member'

    Accounts and memories of the 1979 VELA Incident and the Ruina Panel put together by Richard L. Garwin.

  • November 22, 2019

    Leonard Weiss, 'My Involvement with the 1979 Vela Satellite (6911) Event'

    Statement made by Leonard Weiss about his memories of the 1979 VELA Incident.