Tuesday, July 22, 2014

#Wikidata - for some balance; survivors of KZ #Dachau

With some regularity I referred on my blog to people known for their part in Nazi Germany. It always leaves me with a bad feeling and as a result I blogged several times about the victims.

A survivor of KZ Dachau died recently. It not only said so in the text, there was also a category indicating he was once a prisoner in Dachau.

The total number of people who were prisoner at Dachau is significantly higher in Wikidata than in any Wikipedia. This is the consequence of each Wikipedia knowing about a different subset of humans.

I am sure that when the references to Wikipedia articles for KZ Dachau are analysed many more people will be known to have been imprisoned in Dachau.

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