Guests are very welcome to visit the Arolsen Archives in person. The world’s most comprehensive archive on the victims of National Socialism is open to all. Please note the special access instructions due to the pandemic. 

Opening Hours and Reading Rooms

As of March 7, 2022, we will reopen the Arolsen Archives Reading Room under pandemic conditions. All information on the use of the reading room can be found here.

You can continue to use the online archive for your research and the online form for inquiries. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Mon – Thurs: 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Fri: 8.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. | 1.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. by prior arrangement



In order to be able to provide you with the best possible service when you visit our institution, we need you to register in advance and provide information on the subject of your inquiry. Here you can access our inquiry form; this is the easiest way for us to process your registration.


“A Paper Monument” Exhibition

Our exhibition presents the eventful history of the search for missing persons and the documentation of Nazi crimes over the past seven decades. However, due to the coronavirus crisis, it is closed until further notice. Here you can find more information about the exhibition and even take a virtual tour to explore individual exhibits and find out about the topics they cover.

Opening hours:
Closed until further notice.

Where can you find us?

The Arolsen Archives are located in Bad Arolsen, a town in northern Hesse not far from Kassel, Germany.

Arolsen Archives
Große Allee 5-9
34454 Bad Arolsen

Schloßstraße 10
34454 Bad Arolsen

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