#everynamecounts starts the year with a bang
With #everynamecounts, anyone can take a stand for diversity, respect, and democracy. And in 2022, the #everynamecounts initiative is aiming for new heights. To mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, we will be offering new, easy ways of participating in #everynamecounts – and old familiar ones too, of course.
At the bus stop, in the pedestrian zone, or at the train station – in the week of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, these posters will be on display in 18 German cities. Our cooperation partner WallDecaux is making it possible for us to showcase #everynamecounts in public spaces. Berlin, Cologne, Gera, Wiesbaden and Stuttgart are just a few of cities involved.
And you can make a public statement too: Take a photo of the poster in your city, post it on social media, and tag us @arolsenarchives. Please feel free to send us your very own personal statement as well so we can share it on our channels.
The #everynamecounts challenge
Our crowdsourcing project is continuing too, of course. Join in and help us build a digital memorial to the victims of Nazism.
We’ve set ourselves the challenge of indexing 20,000 documents in 48 hours. Every number, every place, and every name you type in on the crowdsourcing platform will help preserve the memory of the persecutees – and make sure we never forget what happened to them.
How can you help?
From 6 p.m. on Jan. 26 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 28, we want to index 20,000 documents about victims of Nazi persecution as a way of telling a part of their stories. It’s very easy to join in. You don’t need any special knowledge to take part .
The documents that we plan to index during this two-day period come from the World Holocaust Remembrance Center Yad Vashem. They were originally from the so-called Central Location Index, an umbrella organization based in New York that coordinated the search for missing relatives – Jewish and non-Jewish – between 1944 and 1949.