Additions to Holocaust Database #galicia

Nolan Altman

JewishGen is pleased to announce its 2009 pre-Conference
update to the JewishGen Holocaust Database. The database can be
accessed directly at
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
- Miranda de Ebro Prisoners (Miranda de Ebro, Spain). This
camp was central camp in Spain for foreign prisoners. -- over
15,000 records.
- 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 verified.
- 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 and 1943.
- 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 the Ukraine.

To see all the added material, please see the JewishGen
Holocaust Database home page at 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 naltman@...

Nolan Altman
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
JewishGen Holocaust Database - Coordinator
Jul 2009

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