German SIG #Germany new database of illegal immigrants to Eretz-Israel 1930s-1948 #germany


IGRA has just released the first installment of information regarding the
Illegal Immigration period to Eretz-Israel (Palestine) >from Europe and North
Africa. The information comes >from three sources:

Atlit Database Index - In cooperation with "Bintivey Ha'apala"
Clandestine Jewish Immigration Information and Research Center in Memory of
Admiral Mordechai (Moka) Limon we are posting a partial index of their
database. Their databases span >from the late 1930's through a few years
after the recognition of the State of Israel.

Deportation Lists 1939 - This database is composed of "duplicate"
lists found in a file of the British Police in the Israel State Archives. It
contains lists of people who were on 13 ships that were captured in 1939.
The database includes the names of 6,282. This database includes scans of
the document which can be seen by members of IGRA.

The Illegal Immigrants 1939 -1948 - The lists come >from a variety of sources
- most are >from Jewish Agency offices, some >from elsewhere. All are
currently in the Central Zionist Archives. Some lists are in English and
some lists are in Hebrew, therefore there will be two databases depending on
the language of the original documents. This will be an ongoing project
over many years, with updates of additional names to the database.

Please understand that each document has different kinds of information
available. One of the things that makes this addition so interesting is that
some people now appear in more than one document dealing with immigration
and at a different date. This allows the development of a timeline for that
period in their life. We are working to quickly fix a problem where the name
of the Ship is not showing on the result page.

With these additions there are now over 440,000 lines of data available!

Keep up to date on archives, databases and genealogy in general and Jewish
and Israeli roots in particular with

For more information:
Rose Feldman, Israel Genealogy Research Association http:/

Ellen Stepak, IGRA member in Israel

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