Use our digital introduction to get started

We now provide a digital introduction to #everynamecounts. In just 15 minutes, you can find out about Nazi persecution and learn how important the documents in the archive are today. You can also try out data acquisition (“indexing”) for yourself. The introduction is available in English, German, Polish, French, and Spanish.

The introduction

Discover the Arolsen Archives

The Arolsen Archives have a wide range of other interesting projects in addition to #everynamecounts: exhibitions, educational materials, and a wealth of background information on Nazi history. Visit our website and find out more about the Arolsen Archives.

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Visit our online archive

Through #everynamecounts, we want to enable people all over the world to access our online archive. You can already search there for the names of some of the victims of Nazi persecution. Have a look and see which names you can already find thanks to the tireless work of our staff and volunteers.

Online archive
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes

It’s a long road with many steps before we can make the millions of documents in our archive available online. In this “Behind the Scenes” Special, we show you what stages the digitized documents go through before they reach the online archive. 

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New Campaign: Local Remembrance
New Campaign: Local Remembrance

#everynamecounts – everywhere. This is the motto of a campaign focusing on “Local Remembrance” which the Arolsen Archives are launching on May 8 to mark the anniversary of the end of the Second World War. This campaign aims to increase the visibility of small memorial sites and initiatives and to give them a voice to promote the valuable and important work they do.

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The people behind the names
The people behind the names

The multi-media installation for #everynamecounts commemorates the victims of Nazi persecution and projects their names into the public consciousness. Behind every name is a face, a person, a story – a life. We would like to share some of these stories with you, and join with you in remembering that there is a person behind every name.

Find out more about their fates

#everynamecounts: milestones so far

(as of August 2021)

20,879 registered volunteers
4.5 million document transcriptions*
162,438 messages on our crowdsourcing portal
*The data from each document has to be transcribed three times. Some documents appear in more than one document package.
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