Remote Access to the Arolsen Archives - Researching Nazi Persecution, Forced Labour and Displaced Persons
The Arolsen Archives – International Center on Nazi Persecution (formerly the International Tracing Service, ITS) – hold the world’s most comprehensive archive on the victims and survivors of National Socialism. Part of the institution’s mission isto continually improve access to its collections, which are made up of well over 30 million documents pertaining to the Holocaust, Nazi concentration camps, forced labour during World War II, and the registration and care of Displaced Persons (DPs) in the post-war period. Furthermore, the archive holds more than three million post-war case files documenting the fates of individual Nazi victims (mainly correspondence with enquirers). By now, over 85 per cent of the records have been digitised. Users can access a growing number of documents (albeit not the collections in their entirety) in a new online archive that the Arolsen Archives launched in May 2019. For more information about the institution and its holdings, please refer to the website of the Arolsen Archives at www.arolsen-archives.org.
The NIOD, Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies is a research, knowledge and information centre about war, the Holocaust and genocide and is part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Founded on 8 May 1945 with the goal of writing the history of the Second World War in the Netherlands and in the former Dutch East Indies, the area of work today covers the 20th and 21th century. The focus thereby lies on research into the effects of wars, the Holocaust and other genocides on individuals and society. The ambition of the NIOD is to make links with war violence visible elsewhere in the world through independent research with a strong civic focus and to show that the long-lasting consequences of violence do not stop at national borders. For more information about the institution and its holdings, please refer to the website of the NIOD at www.niod.nl.