Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names

An article by Schelly Talalay Dardashti led me to this amazing resource. The Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names holds more than three million records of Holocaust victims. Biographical data is given for each person, usually abstracted from Pages of Testimony submitted by friends or relatives. The digitized supporting documents may also be viewed (knowledge of the Hebrew and Cyrillic alphabets would be helpful). Visitors may attach additional documents or photographs to existing entries, or submit names not yet included. This database is a major step toward restoring links lost in the Shoah—a genealogical tragedy of the first order.