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March 4, 2021
Dear readers,

To this day, people are still searching for information about relatives who were murdered, persecuted, or deported by the Nazi regime. In 2020, we received inquiries about more than 26,000 people. That’s about ten percent more than in the previous year. Almost three quarters of the inquiries we receive come from the relatives of victims.

The figures, the media attention, and the overwhelming commitment shown by the volunteers who are working on the #everynamecounts project show just how relevant our work is to society today.

We’d also like to draw your attention to our activities on social media: Our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter channels are a great way to learn more about the Arolsen Archives, our collection and to keep up with the latest news beyond the scope of our newsletters. Take a look and subscribe!

Interest in the fates of Nazi victims continues to grow
The number of inquires to the Arolsen Archives was not the only figure to go up in 2020: The online archive exceeded our expectations by far with roughly 900,000 users.
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UNESCO associated school supports #everynamecounts
To mark Max Windmüller’s 101st birthday, the Max-Windmüller-Gymnasium in Emden in Germany, a school named after the resistance fighter, called for people to support #everynamecounts.
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Digitization: Strategies for tracing services
At the Tracing Service Directors’ Conference 2021 the Arolsen Archives, the German Federal Archives, the German Red Cross (GRC) Tracing Service, and the German War Graves Commission discussed current challenges.
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The documents that are being indexed for the #everynamecounts initiative often contain colored triangles and a range of abbreviations that the Nazis used to label and categorize concentration camp prisoners.

You can find more background information on this topic in the digital introduction and a series of posts on our social media channels  on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

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