BuzzFeed News: These New Facebook Ads From Chinese State Media Want You To Believe Xinjiang’s Muslim Internment Camps Are Just Great

BuzzFeed News: These New Facebook Ads From Chinese State Media Want You To Believe Xinjiang’s Muslim Internment Camps Are Just Great. “Extending the reach of its propaganda beyond its borders, Chinese state-owned media is running ads on Facebook seemingly designed to cast doubt on human rights violations occurring under the government’s mass incarceration of Muslim minorities in the country’s northwest Xinjiang region.”

The Guardian: Families of missing Uighurs use Tiktok video app to publicise China detentions

The Guardian: Families of missing Uighurs use Tiktok video app to publicise China detentions. “Uighurs are sending out messages on social media video app Tiktok showing family members who have gone missing, in their latest attempt to raise awareness about the estimated 1 million Uighurs who have been detained in camps that have sprung up across China’s Xinjiang region.”

Arolsen Archives: More than 13 million documents online

Arolsen Archives: More than 13 million documents online. “The database contains a comprehensive collection of documents from concentration camps, including prisoner cards and death notices. The more than 13 million documents featuring information on over 2.2 million people persecuted by the Nazi Regime are part of the UNESCO’s World Documentary Heritage and are a key focus of the collection of the Arolsen Archives. This database is the first of several large collections scheduled to go online in future.”

Update: Faces of Auschwitz website is now live (Boing Boing)

Boing Boing: Update: Faces of Auschwitz website is now live. “A while back, I wrote about Faces of Auschwitz: a website dedicated to telling the stories of the prisoners of the Auschwitz concentration camp…. For the past few months, we’ve been hard at work preparing content for the site while the good people at WordPress built us a fabulous online home. This past week, it all came together. The Faces of Auschwitz website is now live.”

Science Blog: Digital Map Helps Historians Get Granular With Holocaust Research

Science Blog: Digital Map Helps Historians Get Granular With Holocaust Research. “Looking at the list of names on Waitman Beorn’s computer screen is staggering. The eye blurs almost automatically as it searches through the 18,000 people – recorded by name, approximate birthdate and address – on the list compiled by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Yet, these 18,000 are only a small fraction of the nearly 160,000 Jews who were placed into forced labor or systematically murdered under the brutal Nazi rule in Lviv, Ukraine.”

The Local (SE): Swedish university launches digital archive of Nazi concentration camp survivor testimonies

The Local (SE): Swedish university launches digital archive of Nazi concentration camp survivor testimonies. “A digital archive of over 500 survivors’ testimonies from a Nazi concentration camp will be launched in the southern Swedish city of Lund later this week. The archive includes interviews with women and children who were interned at the Ravensbrück camp in northern Germany, as well as documents belonging to survivors and Nazi officials. “

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.”