Frankfurt and National Socialism. A Memory Platform
The Historical Museum Frankfurt, the Jewish Museum Frankfurt and the Institute for the History of Frankfurt (ISG) have joined forces to design an interactive and digital memory platform. This joint venture combines over 15,000 data sets from the three institutions, which are processed and then made accessible via a project website, a location-based app, and a Digital Memorial.
Today, the critical discourse on National Socialism is facing new challenges.In view of the receding number of eye witnesses and the city’s increasingly diverse urban society, there is a need for new, activity-based and inclusive approaches. During the Nazi regime, Frankfurt transformed into an administrative centre, organising systems of racist exploitation and the persecution of victims. Many places and signs within the city recollect individual aspects of this history.
Digital memory platform for a diverse urban society
The platform allows multi-perspective approaches on the discourse of NS-injustices in Frankfurt and advances and facilitates knowledge concerning an inclusive, historical and political educational work with various groups. The geo-based app enables all those interested to trace the history of National Socialism in the city. The Digital Memorial allows public access to information on approximately 12,000 Jews from Frankfurt, who were deported and murdered.
"Frankfurt and National Socialism. A Memory Platform" is a digital project by the Historical Museum Frankfurt, the Jewish Museum Frankfurt and the Institute for the History of Frankfurt (ISG). The project is funded as part of the Education Agenda NS-Injustice at the Foundation for Memory, Responsibility and Future (EVZ) and the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF). Get to the project here.
The press release Remembering NS-Injustices (in German) from 26th November 2021 is available here.