(Poland) Poland Places Names of Auschwitz Database of Prison Guards Online #general

Jan Meisels Allen

The British Broadcasting System (BBC) posted that Poland has put online the
names of the Nazi SS commanders and guards at Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp
in German occupied Poland. The database includes names, place and date of
birth, nationality, military service and where possible a photograph. If the
person stood trial, judicial documents are also included.

Information was gathered by Poland, Germany, Austria and the United States.
This was put online by the Polish Institute of National Remembrance (INR).
This includes about 9,000 names almost all German. It is Poland's their hope
that posting the names to prove that referring to Auschwitz as a Polish-run
camp in incorrect. The database was gradually extended to include the
information concerning the personnel of other German concentration camps,
finally reaching the number of 25,000 records, of which 9,686 were related
to the Auschwitz concentration camp personnel.

The new database is being made accessible in five languages

To read more see: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38797727

Thanks to Yvonne Stern, Brazil, IAJGS Records access Alert reader who was
able to learn >from Centrum Judaicum-Berlin, , one has to know the persons'
last name. You need to enter one or more letters of the person's last name
into the search mechanism. If you know the person's last name or the letter
with which it begins you can click on the letter and it will display all the
prison guards for that letter. To search go to:

The items on the search page are in three languages: Polish, German and
English. Scroll to the end of the page where you will find the input
"form". The term "wybierz" means "select" The top left box is for the
family name and the right box for the given name.
Filtruj means filter and "usun filtry" means remove filter. If you need
help with translating any part of the website please go to
https://translate.google.com. There are 8,502 entries. If you scroll below
the form, the "chart with the alphabet" click on any letter and those in the
database whose name begins with that letter appears. Click on the person's
name-for all information the INR has in the file. If there is a photograph
in the file it will show an image.

The database is available for free.

If you place the url given above for searching into the Chrome browser it
will translate the entire page.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee