The Polish Institute of National Remembrance created an online database with the names and details of about 10,000 Nazis who participated in atrocities in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Death Camp.









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Poland uploaded a database with the names and details of almost 10,000 Nazis who committed atrocities in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Death Camp during World War II.  The Polish Institute of National Remembrance created the database based upon archival material from Germany, Poland, Austria and the United States. According to them, only a minority of the information came from Russia, where most of the information is still classified.

“The database that includes 9,686 names is part of the extensive project that includes information on SS personnel,” Jaroslav Sharek, the head of the Polish Institute of National Remembrance, stated. “These people took part in atrocities in the extermination camps in Polish territory under the Nazi occupation.”

Researchers and historians gathered the information together from over the past 30 years. “The global justice system has failed and I as a historian am doing what I can do to uncover those responsible for war crimes,” Aleksander Lasik, a local researcher, stated.  According to him, about 200 Nazi war criminals are still alive.  The database is published in English, Polish and German online.