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Germany’s Docs #everynamecounts

The project #everynamecounts in ZOONIVERSE PLATFORM was launched in January 2020 as a pilot project with school students. The aim was to digitize archival documents (Arolsen archives) relating to Nazi persecutees and encourage people to engage with the fates of the victims. During the coronavirus pandemic, a growing number of people worldwide joined the project. The site also provides additional useful documents for working with #everynamecounts in the classroom: Short guide: How can you incorporate the project into your educational work? We have put together a guide for using the project in a flexible, scalable way, ranging from a single lesson to a short project day; Annotated index: Information about the documents and images used in the introduction; shared tips on where and how students can conduct further research.

All materials can be downloaded for free from the project’s website. In addition, interactive exercises teach students how to collect data (i.e. “indexing”) as part of the #everynamecounts project. An optional supplementary unit provides further information on the different prisoner groups in the concentration camps that students will encounter when they join the project. The introduction also contains several video clips, featuring young people who reflect on the meaning and goals behind #everynamecounts. The site’s content is relevant to the Humanities area and the crowdsourcers act as researchers: they add comments, descriptions and all necessary metadata about each digitized object.

Type of practice/case The project is part of the action “RESEARCH-CREATE-INNOVATE”, a national and european project. It contains a website with a crowdsourcing online repository about Corinthian culture, and an e-learning platform with Courses about crowdsourcing practices.
Year of implementation 2020
Language English, French, Polish, Spanish, German
Target Local crowdsourcers and schools

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