JewishGen is pleased to announce its 2009 pre-Conference update
to the JewishGen Holocaust Database. The database can be accessed
directly at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/ This
update includes more than 93,000 new records. The JewishGen Holocaust
Database holdings now exceed of 2 million records!
Since last year's conference, we have added 26 new component
databases and 5 necrologies to the greater JewishGen Holocaust
Database. (When you perform your searches at the address above, you
automatically search all of the component databases.) The JewishGen
Holocaust Database now contains in excess of 160 component databases.
A listing of each of the component databases with descriptions and
links to each project's introduction can be found by scrolling down
the main search page address listed above.
The database continues to grow, thanks in large part to the
partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Yad
Vashem is another valuable source of information for us, especially
for Yizkor book necrologies. In addition to these two institutions,
we have begun receiving interesting original research by JewishGen
users and academicians. We believe JewishGen is an ideal location
for the "publishing" of these pieces.
All component databases have a project introduction. The
introduction will give you further information about the historical
background of the list, location of the original source document,
fields used in the database, translation aides when applicable and
acknowledgements to those that helped with data entry, validation and
online preparation of the list.
Among the additions this year are the following component databases:
- Miranda de Ebro Prisoners (Miranda de Ebro, Spain). This
camp was central camp in Spain for foreign prisoners. -- over 15,000
- Radom Prison Records (Radom, Poland). Jewish and non-Jewish
records of prisoners held in the city's prison >from 1939 through 1944
-- over 14,000 records.
- 1942 Arad Census (Arad, Transylvania, Romania). The Arad
census is unique for two reasons 1) there are no other Jewish
censuses >from other towns, and 2) most of the Jewish population in
Arad fortunately survived, unlike the Jewish population of so many
other Romanian towns -- over 9,600 records.
- Lublin Lists (Lublin, Poland). Two lists have been added, 1)
Initial Registration of Lublin's Jews in October 1939 and January
1940 and 2) Stettin (Szczecin) Jewish deportations into the Lublin
area -- over 7,600 records.
- Lodz Ghetto Work Cards (Lodz, Poland). Information >from the
work identification cards for over 5,600 Lodz Ghetto residents.
Additional installments to this database will be made as data is
- Riese and Gross Rosen Records (Riese / Gross Rosen, Germany /
Poland) . Data >from 5 separate lists which include information on
over 4,800 forced laborers and prisoner transports involving Riese,
Gross Rosen, Auschwitz and Tannhausen camps.
- French Hidden Children. A partial listing of over 4,000
children >from the records of the Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants (OSE),
a French Jewish humanitarian organization that saved hundreds of
refugee children during WW II.
- Cernauti, Romania / Chernivsti, Ukraine Lists. Close to
4,000 records >from 61 different lists regarding residents of this
town between 1940 and1943.
- Polish Jewish Prisoners of War. Almost 3,000 records >from
the Jewish Historical Institute (JHI) in Warsaw of soldiers captured
by the Germans and held at various Wehrmacht camps.
- Yizkor Book Necrologies. More than 8,000 records >from Pinsk
and Shchuchyn in Belarus, Suwalki and Lublin in Poland and Konotop in
To see all the added material, please see the JewishGen
Holocaust Database home page at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/ We would also like to
extend our thanks to all of the volunteers who have assisted in
making this data available to you. Their names are listed in the
individual project introductions. If you are interested in assisting
data entry or have a database at you think would be appropriate for
the JewishGen Holocaust Database, please contact me directly at
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JewishGen Holocaust Database - Coordinator