Ancestry Two New Records Collections From Arolesen Archives on the Holocaust #general
Jan Meisels Allen
At the 39th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Ancestry
announced a new partnership with Arolsen Archives, formerly known as the
International Tracing Service (ITS). The partnership provided two new
Holocaust-related databases that are indexed and are free access-i.e. you do
not require a subscription to access these databases, however, you do have
to register with name, email address and password.
The two databases are:
1.Lists of Those Persecuted 1939-1947-. This collection consists of
foreigners and German persecutees in Germany between 1939-1947 who were
persecuted by public institutions, social securities and companies. The
records may also include information on those who died, including burial
information. The documents were assembled according to the Zones of
Occupation - American, British, French and Soviet - by the Allied forces
within Germany. Areas outside Germany were also recorded. These initial
records are >from the American sector. The other sectors: will be added at a
2. Passenger Lists 1946-1971-these are lists of displaced persons mostly
traveling >from a resettlement camp to a final destination-often the United
States. The collection consists of passenger lists of immigrants leaving
Germany and other European ports and airports between 1946-1971. The
majority of the immigrants listed in this collection are displaced persons -
Holocaust survivors, former concentration camp inmates and Nazi forced
laborers, as well as refugees >from Central and Eastern European countries
and some non-European countries.
Many of the immigrants listed in the collection fall outside the ITS
(International Tracing Service) mandate.
The records in this collection are organized by Resettlement Camp location
where immigrants began their journey.
The passenger list Africa, Asia and Europe, Passenger Lists of Displaced
Persons, 1946-1971 and Europe, Registration of Foreigners and German
Persecutees, 1939-1947 are predominately in German with some English.
Go to: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/alwaysremember When you find the
person you are searching, a new window opens and the record appears. Click
on the image of the record. When the image opens you can click on the tools
icon on the right to print or download. If you want to save it to your
computer click on the green "save" button on the upper right side of the
I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee