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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.

Photo Credit: ©NIOD institute for war, holocaust and genocide studies

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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