On Tuesday, June 13th, National History Day learned of the indictment of one of its former part-time employees, Antonin Dehays, on charges of theft of government records for stealing and selling historic WWII artifacts from collections at the National Archives for personal financial gain. Dehays is no longer employed by National History Day.
National History Day is shocked by the thought that any historian would steal historic artifacts. Seeking personal gain from the sacrifices made by America's heroes is deplorable. Historic artifacts are among the greatest treasures to historians and to all Americans. The destruction, theft, or removal of such artifacts is the antithesis of everything National History Day represents.