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#LastSeen Project: Searching for Unknown Pictures of Nazi Deportations

August 29, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - August 29, 2022 @ 1:15 pm

An online event featuring #LastSeen Project Manager Alina Bothe

Organized by the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research 
Cosponsored by the Consortium of Higher Education Centers for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies

Between 1938 and 1945, the Nazis deported hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children from the German Reich to ghettos and camps. The deportations took place everywhere, in broad daylight and for all to see. Yet, so far a relatively small number of photos of deportations are known. The 550 existing photographs of deportations from the German Reich are often the last known images of the victims of persecution before they were murdered. The pictures show the crimes in a local context. The deportations took place on public squares, in front of buildings and on streets that are often still part of towns today.

However, there is still so much we don’t know, because we have absolutely no photos of many deportations. Photos of Nazi mass deportations have never before been brought together, made available as a collection, and analyzed collectively in any systematic way. Nor has there been a concerted effort to search for more photos. The #LastSeen project aims to gather, analyze, and digitally publish pictures of Nazi mass deportations of Jews, Romani people and people with disabilities from the German Reich between 1938 and 1945.

The #LastSeen project is a cooperation of the Arolsen Archives, the City Archives of Munich, the Center for the Research on Antisemitism at the Technical University Berlin, the House of the Wannsee Conference memorial site, and the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research.

Read more about how you can be involved here.

Visit the #LastSeen project website here

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Start: August 29, 2022 / 12:00 PM
End: August 29, 2022 / 1:15 PM