Dear JewishGen Community,
We were extremely saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Zvi Bernhardt, z'l, who was both Deputy Manager of the Hall of Names, and Deputy Manager of the Consulting Department at Yad VaShem in Israel.
He worked with JewishGen and many other organizations to ensure information and records would be accessible as widely as possible, and he constantly made himself available to anyone who sought his assistance.
His dedication and commitment to Jewish genealogy has no doubt enabled thousands of people to both identify relatives, and learn about the Holocaust, and he will be tremendously missed.
May the entire Bernhardt family be consoled among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.