Here you will soon see the first (publicly accessible) deliverables of the MEMORISE project
3D Scan of the Bernburg Euthanasia Centre
To be announced soon.
Exploring Life in Concentration Camps through a Visual Analysis of Prisoners’ Diaries
Khulusi, R.; Billib, S.; Jänicke, S. Exploring Life in Concentration Camps through a Visual Analysis of Prisoners’ Diaries. Information 2022, 13, 54. https://doi.org/10.3390/info13020054
Diaries are private documentations of people’s lives. They contain descriptions of events, thoughts, fears, and desires. While diaries are usually kept in private, published ones, such as the diary of Anne Frank, show that they bear the potential to give personal insight into events and into the emotional impact on their authors. We present a visualization tool that provides insight into the Bergen-Belsen memorial’s diary corpus, which consists of dozens of diaries written by concentration camp prisoners. We designed a calendar view that documents when authors wrote about concentration camp life. Different modes support quantitative and sentiment analyses, and we provide a solution for historians to create thematic concepts that can be used for searching and filtering for specific diary entries. The usage scenarios illustrate the importance of the tool for researchers and memorial visitors as well as for commemorating the Holocaust.– Richard Khulusi