Online Archive of Items from WWII Concentration Camp Prisoners

There is now an online archive of items taken from German World War II concentration camp prisoners. “50,000 documents have been uploaded last week to the center’s website, among them are photos of 3,300 personal items which lay in ITS’s archive in Bad Arolsen, Germany, just waiting for someone to recognize them.” The goal is to get the items back to the owners or their families, but there are other things on the site as well: “Also put online as part of the new archive, were documents concerning the routes of Death Marches and locations of burial sites, and files of the Child Search Branch founded by the UN after the war. Under each item, visitors to the site can leave a comment, and as researchers hope, reveal previously unknown information.”

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