26 million documents now online on victims, survivors of Nazi persecution

New information on the victims and survivors of Nazi persecution has been added to what is already the world’s most comprehensive online database.

The Arolsen Archives–International Centre on Nazi Persecution, formerly known as the International Tracing Service, has published 26 million documents to its database, including new information on forced laborers and deported Jews, according to Israel Hayom.

The database was established by the Western Allies in 1944 and changed its name to Arolsen Archives in 2019.

All 26 million of the Arolsen Archives' documents, are now available online, including new information on 21 million people displaced, persecuted and murdered by the Nazis.

Archive officials said the recent addition to its online database was completed with its partner, Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial center in Jerusalem.

"This means that the majority of the documents in the world's most comprehensive archive on Nazi persecution are now accessible online," the organization said in a statement. "They are a unique body of evidence that documents the crimes committed by the Nazis, and they are of immeasurable value to the relatives of the victims of Nazi persecution."