In addition to local projects of (online) commemoration, the JMAS actively supports the global crowdsourcing initiative#everynamecounts of the Arolsen Archives. The goal of the project is to build the world’s largest online archive about those persecuted and murdered by the Nazi regime – thus creating a digital memorial for them. In order to make this project a reality, the initiators have called on all interested parties to digitally record names and data from already scanned historical documents of the archive.
Participation is as simple as it is described on the website: 4 steps, 5 minutes and off you go! The information on the first person we processed was as recorded in a few minutes. More will follow.
By 2025, all important information from the documents of the historical collection about prisoners of the concentration camps, about forced laborers of the Hitler regime and about so-called displaced persons should be made completely accessible online. Many are already participating in the creation of this digital memorial. In order to achieve this goal, however, the initiative is dependent on an even larger circle of active supporters, so let’s get going!