On 27 August 2012, Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev (right) and Ambassador H.E. Mr. Caspar Veldkamp (left) of the Netherlands signed an agreement whereby the Dutch government will support the scanning of the files concerning the Dutch Righteous Among the Nations. “Providing easier access for researchers, filmmakers, students and anyone else interested in learning about these extraordinary men and women, the digitization process is a key aspect in commemorating the choices these individuals made not to be bystanders,” said Shalev. Currently, over 5,200 rescuers from the Netherlands have been recognized as Righteous Among the Nations. The database of Dutch Righteous is now available on the Yad Vashem website (www.yadvashem.org), along with those from the Baltic States and from the Former Soviet Union.