#LastSeen: Searching for Unknown Pictures of Nazi Deportations
On Monday, August 29, at 9 p.m. CEST, Prof. Wolf Gruner from the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research is going to host an online event about the #LastSeen initiative. The event will feature a presentation by Project Manager Dr. Alina Bothe.
Between 1938 and 1945, the Nazis deported hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children from the German Reich to ghettos and camps. The deportations took place everywhere, in broad daylight and for all to see. Yet, so far a relatively small number of photos of deportations are known.
#LastSeen aims to gather, analyze, and digitally publish pictures of Nazi mass deportations of Jews, Romani people and people with disabilities from the German Reich between 1938 and 1945. Join us at this webinar to learn more about the project and how you can be involved.
This event will be held in English.
Dr. Alina Bothe is the #LastSeen project manager. She previously curated the exhibition “Expelled! Berlin, October 28, 1938: The History of the ‘Polish Operation’” in 2016-18. She is currently completing a post-doctoral thesis on the persecution of Jews with Polish citizenship in the German Reich between 1938 and 1942. She has received numerous international fellowships, including the international Teaching Fellowship of the USC Shoah Foundation.
#LastSeen. Pictures of Nazi Deportations is an initiative of the Arolsen Archives and the following partners:
- House of the Wannsee Conference Memorial and Educational Site
- Institute for Municipal History and Remembrance, Munich
- USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research, Los Angeles
- Center for Research on Antisemitism at the TU Berlin
#LastSeen is funded by the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (EVZ) and the German Federal Ministry of Finance as part of the Education Agenda NS-Injustice.