The World Memory Project has made available 1 million records relating to victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution in the 1930s and ’40s. Using the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D. C. as a resource, the collection is vast.
Scroll down and see the various databases all free to use (part of Ancestry.com). Fill in names and any inform related to dates and locations you can. Don’t overdo with informational names-dates since there could be various name spellings or ranges of dates. Scan what results are produced to see if there is a match.
Some images are simply a letter scanned, but it just might lead you towards an ancestor. A reminder, many individuals that were persecuted by Germany were not Jewish. So there can be data on any ethnic group. Not every listing will have an image of the document but rather general information – maybe some you didn’t have yet.
Many are of photo ID for Jewish Immigrates, so a good deal of information can be found there.
Photos: Israel Schleifstein poses with his son, Joseph, and five other children who survived the Buchenwald concentration camp. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of YIVO Institute for Jewish Research; Munich, Germany-Nazi document info relating to Jews–Fritz Cahen and for Fritz Israel Durst.
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