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.

Every Name Counts
Every Name Counts

The “Every Name Counts” crowdsourcing project gives you the opportunity to make a real contribution to the active remembrance of the victims of Nazi persecution. Help us make it possible for every single name in the documents of the Arolsen Archives to be found in the online archive!

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Interactive Platform
Interactive Platform

Data from the Arolsen Archives have been used to make an app: Marbles of Remembrance takes users on a tour of Berlin from the perspective of Jewish children of the Nazi period. In 2017, the app won the jury prize for especially valuable cultural achievements.

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