Help the Arolsen Archives build the world’s largest digital memorial to the victims of the Nazis.
While remembering and commemorating the victims of Nazi persecution often involves formal rituals that don’t resonate with younger generations, Arolsen Archives’ #everynamecounts initiative offers a new and very direct way of actively engaging with the past – not only to remember the victims of Nazi persecution, but also to promote respect, diversity and solidarity.
#everynamecounts aims to establish a digital memorial to the people persecuted by the Nazis by crowdsourcing the building of the world’s largest online archive on people persecuted and murdered by the Nazis. To do this, the names and data in scanned historical documents must be digitally transcribed and they need your help!
#MeetOurPartners: A very big thank you to the @FranzBotschaft in #Berlin for your valuable help and support.
We're really looking forward to joining you on January 21 to launch the #everynamecounts campaign and transform the facade of your building into a giant screen! pic.twitter.com/uWy79e7TNp
— Arolsen Archives (@ArolsenArchives) January 21, 2021
#MeetOurPartner: Thank you to @CombatASemitism for approaching us to start this partnership and your support in spreading the word about #everynamecounts and our digital memorial. We are looking forward to work with you and set a sign for diversity, respect and democracy! pic.twitter.com/Ob4nH10MTe
— Arolsen Archives (@ArolsenArchives) February 3, 2021
We’re honored by all the encouragement we’ve received from so many institutions in the past few days. About 200 new partners and supporters are now on board! With your aid, we’ve found thousands of new volunteers for #everynamecounts to help commemorate the victims of Nazism! pic.twitter.com/CqJyLC32wC
— Arolsen Archives (@ArolsenArchives) January 31, 2021
All you need is a computer and an internet connection to join the thousands of people who are already assisting the Arolsen Archives in digitally transcribing the around 30 million historical documents in its possession. Future generations should be able to remember the names and identities of these victims. But the initiative is important to today’s society as well – because by looking back, we can see where discrimination, racism and anti-Semitism lead.