East European Jews in the Holocaust #general


I have noticed a number of inquiries regarding the fate of East European
Jews in the Holocaust and wonder whether everyone is aware of two excellent
sources of information.

It is estimated that over one million Jews fled eastward >from Belarus,
Ukraine, Moldova and Eastern Poland. They were resettled and registered in
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and other areas, where many perished as a result of
the local harsh conditions. Despite USHMM efforts, a copy of only one of
these registers, 152,000 Jewish refugees registered in 1942 in Tashkent, has
been obtained. This is available on JewishGen in the Holocaust database:

A second major source of information is the Karta Poland collection, a
collection of lists of Jews and non-Jews who were deported >from Eastern
Poland in 1939-1941to various parts of the Soviet Union. Go on the web and
type in www.indeks.karta.org.pl/en and you can search for names and what
happened to these persons. In many cases additional information is
available on the persons identified on the website in the multi-volume set
of books also published by Karta. A fuller description of this source of
information appeared in the Spring 2011 edition of Avotaynu.

Peter Lande
Washington, D.C.

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