JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ITS Changes Its Name to Arolsen Archives; Places 13 Million Documents Online #general


Jan Meisels Allen
 

The International Tracing Service (ITS) changed its name to Arolsen
Archives- International Center on Nazi Persecution. They have also published
a new online archive in partnership with Yad Vashem with documents from
concentration camps, former prisoner cards and death notices. The 13 million
documents represent over 2.2 million people persecuted by the Nazi Regime.
This is the first of several large collections to go online sometime in the
future. To read more about this see:
https://arolsen-archives.org/en/news/more-than-13-million-documents/

While many documents have been indexed so that searching by placing the name
into the website, this is not yet true for all documents, but Arolsen
believed it important to make the documents available during this initial
phase. They are working to improve the searchability of the database.

Arolsen has information on 17.5 million people and belongs to UNESCO's
Memory of the World.

To search the online database go to:
https://collections.arolsen-archives.org/en/search/
The first item to appear is the terms of use to which the reader must
consent .

To read a newspaper account of this see:
https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-holocaust-documents-20190521-story.html

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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