JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Holocaust Data Entry Standards for FTM #general

Alex Korn <apkorn@...>

MOkladek@... wrote:

The new Version 7 of Family Tree Maker had added a burial field to the
family page. This presents both a problem and an opportunity for Jewish
researchers. The problem is that we Jews have no agreed upon standard
to indicate victims of the Holocaust (or survivors). I would like to
make a suggestion for a standard. My suggestion is that we use the
burial field for Holocaust information.

Hello Jewishgeners!
There already is a "standard" for indicating victims of persecution. After the individual's name we add "HaShem yinkom et dammo/dammah", which means "May G-d avenge his/her blood". I add the Hebrew abbreviation "heh yud dalled" after the names of Holocaust victims in my family charts.
Alex P. Korn
Toronto, Canada

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