To mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, 1,000 pupils from 26 schools in Hesse, Germany, participated in the “Every Name Counts…!” crowdsourcing project. The young people transcribed the names of deportees from lists to make these documents searchable in the online archive.

This means that more and more families from all over the world will be able to find documents about the fate of their relatives using a simple online search. At the same time, working with original documents that detail the names, ages and places of residence of the victims gave the pupils a very direct insight into the crimes committed by the Nazi regime.

„With most of the things we do, it’s clear from the start what the result is going to be, and we’re only doing the work to get marks. But with this, the work we’re doing is really helping someone!“

Student from Frankfurt

Many thanks to all the teachers and students who took part! We are overwhelmed by the positive reaction to “Every Name Counts…!” and by the feedback we have received from schools. 

Following its successful launch in Hesse, Germany, the project will now be expanded and will also be available in English. Please contact us if you are interested in taking part.

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