An archive can be an exciting place. In fact, it has to be, in order to remain relevant and preserve its knowledge for the future. The Arolsen Archives see Open Data as an important step towards reaching young target groups that today have less and less connection to the Nazi period.
As well as providing access to millions of documents in an online archive, the Arolsen Archives also make their data available for innovative projects. Users can walk in the footsteps of Jewish children in Berlin using the “Marbles of Remembrance” app. “Transnational Remembrance of Nazi Forced Labor and Migration“ invites students to explore the interactive portal as well as animating them to join in and develop their own projects. And our “Every Name Counts” crowdsourcing project enables people to enter the names of victims of Nazi persecution in a database, working together with others to accomplish a mammoth task.