Contextualizing Holocaust Documents of the International Tracing Service (ITS) through an Interactive Online Guide
In 2018, the International Tracing Service (ITS) extends the online accessibility of further parts of its 30 million documents on the fate of Holocaust victims, of forced laborers and Displaced Persons. To support the understanding of this historical documentation the ITS developed a so-called e-Guide – an interactive tool for describing document types, their origin, the meaning of terms and the possible variations.
This paper introduces the concept thoughts behind the e-Guide and the first results. Using the Malariakartei as a practical example, the article will show how different user groups can benefit from the new digital guide.