Updates from the Arolsen Archives #germany #holocaust #announcements #records

Jan Meisels Allen


The Arolsen Archives has posted several new items of interest:


  1. To mark the anniversary of Kristallnacht the Arolsen Archives is inviting you to participate in #everyname counts and collaboratively commemorate the victims of National Socialism in our Virtual Open Archive, to index (digitally record) these notices of new arrivals at Dachau

       When: November 9, 5:30–9:00 p.m.

       Where: Virtual Open Archive – (digital space of the Arolsen Archives, link sent after registration for event)

       See: https://enc.arolsen-archives.org/en/contact/

       Recording the prisoners’ names is a way for participants to actively remember these events, especially    

       the deportation of 30,000 Jews to concentration camps, 1,000 of whom did not survive the camps or died

       from the effects of their imprisonment.


  1. #Stolen Memory in Soria exhibition starts on October 25, 2021 and runs through November 11, 2021--Palacio de la Audiencia, Plaza Mayor s/n 42002 Soria Thirty posters tell the stories of people who were persecuted and deported to concentration camps in the Nazi era. Their personal belongings were taken away from them and have been stored in the Arolsen Archives since the early 1960s.


              The exhibition focuses on the fates of persecutees from Spain who fought against Franco in the Spanish  

              Civil War, were arrested by the German occupying forces while they were in exile in France, and were

              then deported to concentration camps.


              The exhibition is on display at the Palacio de la Audiencia in Soria until November 11.


Soria is a city in north-central Spain sits within the autonomous region of Castile y León, just northwest of Madrid and just south of La Rioja.


To get the #stolenmemory exhibit go to:  https://stolenmemory.org/en/


  1. #Stolen Memory of Białystok  will be shown in Białystok  from November 4. The exhibition presents the fates of 16 persecuted people from various regions of Poland whose personal belongings were stolen by the SS.  Some of these items are still stored in the Arolsen Archives. As part of the #StolenMemory campaign, we are looking for the victims’ relatives in order to return the belongings to them. The exhibit will be on display 4-14.11 Opera i Filharmonia „Podlaska” ul. Odeska 1

       15-30.11 Muzeum Podlaskie in Białystok, ul. Rynek Kościuszki 10.


  1. Every Name Counts is a crowd-sourcing project. You can help transcribe information from the Archives historical documents such as names and birth dates.  Their goal is to fully index all of the most important data by 2025.  See: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/arolsen-archives/every-name-counts/about/research


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee