Network of persecution

Interactive 3D data visualization


Realization
2023
Customer
  • Foundation Memorial – to the Murdered Jews of Europe

An interactive visualization about the persecution of "the disavowed" during the Nazi era

The initial mission of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe Foundation is to erect and maintain the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in the center of Berlin. In the meantime, the foundation looks after four other monuments and commemorates the National Socialist crimes and the people affected throughout Europe in numerous exhibitions and publications.

The website "die-verleugneten.de" focuses on biographies of people who were labeled and persecuted by the National Socialists as "asocials" and "professional criminals". For the existing website, we developed an interactive 3D visualization - The Web of Persecution - which interactively visualizes the different stages of persecution in the biographies of those affected.

Network of persecution


Network of persecution


Network of persecution


Services
  • Analysis
  • Consulting
  • UI/UX design
  • Web development
  • Projekt management
Technologies
  • WebGL
  • litstack
  • REST-Api
  • Typescript
  • Tailwind CSS
  • Vue.js
  • Laravel

WebGL & ThreeJS

Our 3D visualization is based on WebGL (Web Graphics Library), a JavaScript API that allows to display 3D graphics in web browsers without additional plugins. The JavaScript library "3D Force-Directed Graph", which is based on ThreeJS, is used for the network visualization.

REST-API

The data sets of the tracked and the tracking stations are retrieved from a central Laravel CMS via a REST interface.

Certain terms in the description texts are also explained via a glossary with the help of popovers. The contents of the glossary are also read directly from the existing Wordpress instance of the website via an interface.