International Holocaust Remembrance Day #EVERYNAMECOUNTS Challenge
|Date||Wed, Jan 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm|
|Details||Become part of an international community that actively helps build the largest digital memorial to the victims of National Socialism. During this 48 hour challenge, we will help index documents from the Central Location Index (CLI) at Yad Vashem, which have never been indexed before.
It’s very easy to join in. You don’t need any special knowledge to take part. Register here.
During this event, Giora Zwilling gives a tour through the Arolsen Archives. Then you will roll up your sleeves and actively enter data, guided and assisted by Elizabeth Berkowitz from New York and Katharina Menschick from Arolsen.
Introduced by Rachel Stern, Director and CEO of the Fritz Ascher Society in New York.
The Central Location Index (CLI) was an umbrella organization based in New York that coordinated the search for missing relatives – Jewish and non-Jewish – between 1944 and 1949. Most of the organizations who joined together under this banner to concentrate their efforts were American, but some came from other parts of the world. Before very long, the new organization had become one of the leading tracing agencies for missing relatives.
For this indexing challenge, we are collecting basic information about the missing persons recorded on the cards: e.g. their name, date of birth, place of birth, or profession. The cards also show the last known whereabouts of the person concerned, the details of the person who filed the tracing request at the time, and information on where surviving relatives might be found.
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The Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and Banned Art, Inc.
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