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Press photo:
Floriane Azoulay

Floriane Azoulay has been director of the Arolsen Archives since January 2016.

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Press photo: #everynamecounts (Media installation at the French Embassy in Berlin)

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Press photo: #everynamecounts (Data entry screen)

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documentED: Learning more from visits to former concentration camps (1)

documentED offers study packs to prepare for and follow up on trips to memorial sites at 13 former German concentration camps in Europe. 

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documentED: Learning more from visits to former concentration camps (2)

Teachers are given materials that appeal to young people and allow them to prepare students for trips quickly and in a way that leaves a lasting impression. 

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documentED: Learning more from visits to former concentration camps (3)

The toolkits use personal fates to show structural Nazi persecution and shed light on the various groups of victims. 

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Help Build a Digital Monument: The Arolsen Archives are appealing for people to take part in the online project #everynamecounts

The crowdsourcing project #everynamecounts calls for volunteers to enter names found on documents into the online archive to ensure that they will never be forgotten.

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Media installation #everynamecounts

In January 2021, the façade of the French Embassy in Berlin will become a “screen.” The media installation projected onto it is dedicated to the victims of National Socialism and appeals for support in the #everynamecounts crowdsourcing initiative. 

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Norway: Personal effects of Tore Five

The journalist Gøril Grov Sørdal found the families of more than 20 former concentration camp prisoners from Norway to return the personal effects of their relatives to them.

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Norway: Personal effects of Thorvald Michelsen

The journalist Gøril Grov Sørdal found the families of more than 20 former concentration camp prisoners from Norway to return the personal effects of their relatives to them.

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Searching and Found: Launch of #StolenMemory traveling exhibition

The #StolenMemory traveling exhibition will visit 2020 / 2021 at least 20 different German towns and villages which have less than 20,000 inhabitants.

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Searching and Found: Launch of #StolenMemory traveling exhibition

The #StolenMemory traveling exhibition will visit 2020 / 2021 at least 20 different German towns and villages which have less than 20,000 inhabitants.

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Help Build a Digital Monument: The Arolsen Archives are appealing for people to take part in the online project “Every Name Counts”

Four steps and five minutes are all it takes before volunteers can start entering names in the database.

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26 million documents about victims of Nazi persecution online

Registration card of a young forced laborer from Russia who was made to do agricultural work.

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26 million documents about victims of Nazi persecution online

Transport list from one of the so-called transports of the elderly which took old-aged Jewish people from Berlin to the Theresienstadt ghetto (Terezin).

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Rising numbers of inquiries about the victims of Nazi persecution

View of the archive and the database with scanned documents.

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Rising numbers of inquiries about the victims of Nazi persecution

Documents from the Arolsen Archives (individual documents of a concentration camp inmate).

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A new interactive web portal visualizes fates and persecution paths of Displaced Persons

For the first time, the web portal “Transnational Remembrance of Nazi Forced Labor and Migration” displays movements of selected “Displaced Persons” (DPs) on a world map and tells the stories behind their persecution and migration.

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The Arolsen Archives Online Tool: New Information on the Survivors of Nazi Persecution

The e-Guide uses interactive elements to describe documents in a way that is easy to understand.

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The Arolsen Archives Online Tool: New Information on the Survivors of Nazi Persecution

The second part of the e-Guide explains documents like this so-called DP 2 card, which was used by the Allies to register displaced persons.

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Ten million names published: Allied documentation

Forced laborers from France after the Allied liberation.

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Ten million names published: Allied documentation

A Frenchman’s gravesite in the graveyard of a Bavarian village: the Allies requested such information from German municipalities in order to find missing persons and document Nazi atrocities.

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Passenger lists

Excerpt from the passenger list of the „General Greenly” including the name of Thomas Buergenthal.

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Passenger lists

Displaced Persons departing Germany for the United States enter the gates of a former navy yard that was use as a staging area for emigrants leaving Europe through the port of Bremerhaven.

Photo Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Aviva Kempner

Passenger lists

Arrival of the “SS Ernie Pyle” with Jewish emigrants from Europe at the port of New York on January 2, 1947.

Photo Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Sally Goldblum Wasserman

The Arolsen Archives Permanent Exhibition

The permanent exhibition guides visitors through seven decades of tracing missing persons and documenting NS persecution.

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The Arolsen Archives Permanent Exhibition

The archive’s enormous dimensions are illustrated by three tall paper towers. Their heights are shown in relation to well-known buildings and the highest mountains in Germany and Europe.

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The Arolsen Archives Permanent Exhibition

Animated films explain the work of the institution to visitors, for instance the search for a Soviet forced laborer.

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The Arolsen Archives Permanent Exhibition

Happy about the opening (v.l.n.r.): Pieter Jan Wolthers (Representative of the Netherlands in the International Commission of the Arolsen Archives), Lord Eric Pickles (Chairman of the International Commission), Monika Grütters (German Minister of State for Cultural Affairs), Floriane Azoulay (Director Arolsen Archives)

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The Arolsen Archives Online Archive

More than 13 million documents on the victims of Nazi persecution: the new online archive of the Arolsen Archives

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Prisoner card from the Buchenwald concentration camp

One of many millions of documents from the Arolsen Archives which are now available online

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More Than Two Million Documents from the Arolsen Archives Online

Now online:  More Than Two Million Documents from the Arolsen Archives Online

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The e-Guide – A New Tool for Understanding Nazi Documents

Now online: the new e-Guide, which provides easy-to-understand explanations of concentration campdocuments

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Now online – post-war files on victims of Nazi persecution

File of the International Refugee Organization of Bela and Kasiel Segall, 3.2.1.1/ 79767780/ Arolsen Archives

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Now online – post-war files on victims of Nazi persecution

The files of the International Refugee Organization fill many shelves in the ITS archive. Now almost one million documents from German DP camps can be found online

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The director of the Arolsen Archives: Floriane Azoulay

Floriane Azoulay has been director of the Arolsen Archives since January 2016.

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Central Name Index

Storage of the Central Name Index up until 2017. Then the 50 million reference cards on 17.5 million people, which are included on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register, were repacked in state-of-the-art archive boxes.

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A Look into the Central Name Index

The Central Name Index is the key to the archives of the International Tracing Service (ITS) and has been the most relevant working tool for the search for traces over many decades

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