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“Die enorme hoeveelheid informatie ...” De mateloze reconstructie van een oorlogsmisdaad: 'Information overload... ' The endless reconstruction of a war crime

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“Die enorme hoeveelheid informatie ...” De mateloze reconstructie van een oorlogsmisdaad : 'Information overload... ' The endless reconstruction of a war crime. / Honig, Jan Willem.

In: Bijdragen en mededelingen betreffende de geschiedenis der Nederlanden , Vol. 118, No. 3, 2003, p. 308 - 324.

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Honig, JW 2003, '“Die enorme hoeveelheid informatie ...” De mateloze reconstructie van een oorlogsmisdaad: 'Information overload... ' The endless reconstruction of a war crime', Bijdragen en mededelingen betreffende de geschiedenis der Nederlanden , vol. 118, no. 3, pp. 308 - 324. <http://www.bmgn-lchr.nl/index.php/bmgn/article/view/URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1-106754>

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Honig, J. W. (2003). “Die enorme hoeveelheid informatie ...” De mateloze reconstructie van een oorlogsmisdaad: 'Information overload... ' The endless reconstruction of a war crime. Bijdragen en mededelingen betreffende de geschiedenis der Nederlanden , 118(3), 308 - 324. http://www.bmgn-lchr.nl/index.php/bmgn/article/view/URN:NBN:NL:UI:10-1-106754

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Honig JW. “Die enorme hoeveelheid informatie ...” De mateloze reconstructie van een oorlogsmisdaad: 'Information overload... ' The endless reconstruction of a war crime. Bijdragen en mededelingen betreffende de geschiedenis der Nederlanden . 2003;118(3):308 - 324.

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Honig, Jan Willem. / “Die enorme hoeveelheid informatie ...” De mateloze reconstructie van een oorlogsmisdaad : 'Information overload... ' The endless reconstruction of a war crime. In: Bijdragen en mededelingen betreffende de geschiedenis der Nederlanden . 2003 ; Vol. 118, No. 3. pp. 308 - 324.

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