Kim Dresel

Kim Dresel (M.A.) studied History and Comparative Religion in Bremen and Berlin and is currently finishing another master’s degree in Archival Science at Potsdam’s University of Applied Sciences (FHP). Since 2017, she has been working in the Cataloguing Department of the Arolsen Archives. Her main responsibilities are processing collections and document acquisition in the context of cooperations with small archives. Between 2021 and 2022, she taught Archival Science at the FHP. In her article “What counts and who does it? Crowdsourcing and Arolsen Archives 2.0“ (Medaon – Journal for Jewish Life in Research and Education, 2021), Kim discusses the opportunities and challenges of making sensitive metadata from collections on Nazi persecutees available online. Her forthcoming article with Christian Groh examines the creation and arrangement of the Arolsen Archive’s collection and provides an overview of how to navigate the database to find documents on the deportation of Jews and Sinti and Roma.

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