JRI Poland #Poland New databases of illegal immigrants to Eretz Israel 1930s-48 #poland

Rose Feldman <rosef@...>

IGRA 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 are can be seen by
members of IGRA.

The Illegal Immigrants 1939 -1948 - The lists come >from a variety of
places - most are Jewish Agency offices, some 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!


Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association

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