GeoBib – Early German and Polish Holocaust and Camp Literature (1933-1949)
Annotated and Georeferenced Online Bibliography for the Research on Memory Narratives
Project Leaders: Prof. Dr. Peter Haslinger, Dr. Jürgen Warmbrunn
Project Staff: Annalena Schmidt M.A.
Project Partner: The project is carried out in cooperation with four partners from the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen. These partners are: Arbeitsstelle Holocaustliteratur, Department of Geography/ Section for Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing, Centre for Media and Interactivity, Department of German Studies/ Section for Applied Linguistics and Computer Linguistics
Funding: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) within the „eHumanities“ programme
The Holocaust and its remembrance are central topics of historical research because they are still of great importance for politics and the public. In the near future, there will not be any surviving victims of the Nazi
crimes left – the first texts which have been written and published during the Nazi reign or the first years after the war will cease to be a part of the common and cultural memory or they had never been part of it in the first place. For this reason, this BMBF funded „eHumanities“ project will make the early German and Polish Holocaust literature accessible for the public. The project will cover the works published between 1933 and 1949. The literary works provided in the online database will be supplemented by further information, for example names of persons and locations, information about the author, the reception of the works and about the location of the sources in different libraries. The cartographic realisation of the project helps to recognize the works’ focus in terms of location, time and language. In this annotated and georeferenced project, the supplemented bibliographical information will be made accessible for future scientific research as well as for
teaching at universities and schools or for memorials.