Auteur : Sebastian Bondzio

The Logistics of Mass Murder. Calculating distances from the Mittelbau-Dora ‘Book of the Dead’

By Dr. Sebastian Bondzio & Lukas Hennies, M.A. The so-called ‘Book of the Dead’ of the Mittelbau-Dora Concentration Camp Memorial opens up a unique window into the logistical structures and processes behind the production of death through forced labor and mass murder in the Third Reich. This database contains information on a total of 11,320 people who died directly or indirectly as a result of the working and living conditions in the Mittelbau-Dora camp system. Employees of the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials have compiled … The Logistics of Mass Murder. Calculating distances from the Mittelbau-Dora ‘Book of the Dead’ weiterlesen

Why the History of Knowledge Matters in a Digital History of Migration

„Trying to understand German migration to the United States in the nineteenth century raises the problem of how the U.S. migration regime shaped the data that researchers rely on in the first place.“ In a recent post on the renowned Migrant Knowledge blog, our own Dr. Sebastian Bondzio (currently Gerda Henkel Fellow for Digital History at the GHI in Washington DC and the RRCHNM at George Mason University) reflects upon the necessity for and potentials of a history of knowledge when working with ‚historical … Why the History of Knowledge Matters in a Digital History of Migration weiterlesen

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