Holocaustarchief in Germany put thirteen million documents online

The Holocaustarchief in the German town of Bad Arolsen has Tuesday, more than thirteen million records have been put online. The documents contain information about 2.2 million people during the Second world War died in concentration camps of the nazis.

The database according to the archive, an extensive collection of documents from the camps, such as business cards and obituaries.

“Our archives show the atrocities, that the national socialists committed. Soon there will be no survivors more to us about it to tell. That is why it is so important that the original documents the next generations can ‘talk'”, says director Floriane Azoulay of the archive.

At the same time with the disclosure of the documents is the name of the archives also changed from the International Tracing Service (ITS) Arolsen Archives. The ITS is an department of the Red Cross, who after the Second world War began with the collection of documents from nazikampen.

With a new image and a modern website it wants to archive a larger audience and more to inform people about the consequences of anti-semitism, discrimination and racism.

The archive in Bad Arolsen contains a total of thirty million documents with information on approximately 17.5 million victims of the Holocaust. In the future, there will be more records of Arolsen Archives on the web.


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