Category: News

  • Keepsakes of Concentration Camp Inmate Francis Poguet Returned to his family

    In August, relatives of Francis Poguet received back from the Arolsen Archives the last personal belongings of the former concentration camp prisoner. It was shortly before the war end when the 37-year-old Frenchman died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp that had already been liberated. He left behind a wallet, a…

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  • New memories: Bracelet returned to great-grandson of Sinti victim of Nazi persecution

    In 1941, the Nazis confiscated a bracelet belonging to Johann Franz, a Sinto held in the Auschwitz concentration camp – it was probably the only thing he had with him at the time. Johann was one of the few members of his family to survive imprisonment in a concentration camp.

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  • Start of the #StolenMemory tour in Poland

    On May 19, one of our four #StolenMemory exhibition containers has started touring Poland. The exhibition has symbolically crossed the bridge between the twin towns of Görlitz (Germany) and Zgorzelec (Poland). The container can be visited on Plac Jerzego Popiełuszki in Zgorzelec until June 10. A shipping…

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  • Traveling exhibition goes to Belgium

    A new trilingual #StolenMemory container is setting off on a tour of Belgium on May 8, 2022. The Dutch-French-German traveling exhibition is starting its tour at the Musée Royal de l’Armée in the Cinquantenaire Park in Brussels. The Arolsen Archives, represented by Director Floriane Azoulay, will open the exhibition…

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  • Grimme Online Award for #StolenMemory

    The Arolsen Archives and the design agency Goldener Westen have won the Grimme Online Award for the #StolenMemory website and its innovative storytelling formats. We are proud, happy, and hugely grateful. The website and films that accompany the #StolenMemory campaign have won the Grimme Online Award. The…

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  • #StolenMemory website nominated for the Grimme Online Award!

    The Arolsen Archives and the Goldener Westen design agency have been nominated for the Grimme Online Award for the #StolenMemory website and its innovative storytelling formats. The Grimme Online Award recognizes exemplary, high-quality online content that appeals to young people, conveys generally relevant information and contributes to social education…

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  • Good news: A second exhibition container is coming in 2021

    Enormous interest in the #StolenMemory traveling exhibition Many local authorities and towns have been in touch with us to inquire about hosting the traveling exhibition, so we have decided to order a second exhibition container in response to the high demand. Work on converting the standard shipping container into a…

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  • Winterschlaf in Arolsen

    Cancellation of our traveling exhibition from November 2020 onwards

    After stopping in Spenge near Bielefeld, the #StolenMemory container was supposed to continue its tour in November 2020, stopping in three more places before the end of the year. But #StayHomeStaySafe is more important! The current coronavirus situation has sadly forced us to cancel the last three stops on…

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  • A highly creative effort

    Three animated video clips are at the heart of the online #StolenMemory exhibition. Short and to the point, they tell the true stories of Johannes Berens, Helena Poterska, and István Rokza, and leave a lasting impression on those who watch them. Persecution by the Nazi regime is the common theme…

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  • StolenMemory Container

    #StolenMemory traveling exhibition hits the road

    The online #StolenMemory exhibition is now complemented by an impressive and informative traveling exhibition. The open-air exhibition will travel to 20 cities throughout Germany as part of the “Culture in Rural Areas” funding program of the German Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media. The first stop was the town…

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