Participants in this two-day event series will discover the history of a little-known archive, the International Tracing Service (now called the Arolsen Archives), created to find missing people after the Holocaust.
Fate Unknown: The Search for the Missing after the Holocaust
A pop-up exhibition, drinks reception and talks on the history of the search for the missing after the Second World War with co-curators Professor Dan Stone and Dr Christine Schmidt, led by Scott Edgar, Assistant Arts and Cultural Programmer. The history of the collection and what it reveals about the Second World War helps provide context for research, both family and academic, within the archive itself. The discussion will include themes raised by the exhibition, including war, migration, rupture, survival and victimhood.
A family research workshop will take place on 12 November, 13:00-15:00.