• Lone Guldberg Maor Mikkelsen
Speciale, Kandidatuddannelsen
This project argues, that data visualization as a research method, can be used for finding geographical areas where it can be productive to use resources on qualitative methods to find not yet registered holocaust victims and other new knowledge about holocaust.
The visualizations show a clear pattern in the difference between the data sets relative to the visualizations from Poland. A rather big surprise is that generally more people are registered in YadVashem's name database (NDB) than in the Polish census of 1931. Therefore, additional visualizations have been made where NDB is held against a German data set from 1939, where data is more accurate, newer and closer to the period of NDB. These show the same trends, though to a lesser degree. This may argue, that there may be some redundancies in NDB, more than previously estimated.
Data visualization as a method cannot answer questions about why - but only show that there is a tendency. The method is reliable, but as all data driven research, there has to be critical analyses and preferably the method can be used to support other more qualitative methods.
Udgivelsesdato3 sep. 2018
Antal sider71
Udgivende institutionInstitut for Informationsstudier – INF


  • Holocaust, Datavisualisering, Digital Humanities