The Arsolen Archives, International Center on Nazi Persecution (formerly the International Tracing Service) recently uploaded more than 13 million documents to a new online archive. Working with the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, Yad Vashem, the archive has created a database that contains concentration camp prisoner cards and death notices among many additional types of documents. In total, the recently uploaded documents feature information on over 2.2 million people persecuted by the Nazis.
Researchers can search the archive by topic or name. Returned documents are accompanied by collection scope and content descriptions. Researchers can also browse the archive by topic.
According to Floriane Azoulay, Director of the Arsolen Archives, “Our archive bears testimony to the atrocities perpetrated by the National Socialists. Soon there won’t be any survivors left to tell us about them. That is why it is so important that the original documents can speak to coming generations in their place.”