“Digital data archiving of victims of Nazism”. International conference at the Auschwitz Memorial Si
The conference “Digital data archiving of victims of Nazism,” organised by the Auschwitz Museum, was attended by representatives of 26 institutions from seven countries in Europe, the USA and Israel, mainly specialist involved in the building of a database consisting of the names and surnames of those persecuted by the Nazis. The theme of the meeting was to discuss the problem of a long-term storage of digital data.
In Paris, a convention was signed under which the French Republic will provide 5 million euro to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation’s Perpetual Fund. The sum will be transferred in five instalments starting from 2012. The agreement was signed by the French Minister of Veterans, Kader Arif, and from the side of the Foundation, its president, Dr Piotr M.A. Cywiński.