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Maps of burial sites online

Today, the International Tracing Service (ITS) published around 15,000 further documents from the "Death Marches" collection in its online archive. Cemetery plans as well as maps of and references to burial places have been added.

In the late 1940s, the ITS began to work on reconstructing the death marches. In 1950, a so-called "Identification Unit" was founded with the aim of restoring the names of the often unknown dead. This search also included the graves of forced laborers and other members of the United Nations who had fallen victim to the Nazi-regime. The plans that have now been published were prepared and submitted by the municipalities.

These documents are interesting inter alia for local remembrance initiatives. In the online archive, the locations are illustrated on a map with geo-referenced documents. By clicking on place names, the users can see all related documents.

Click here for the documents in the online archive.