IGRA Show & Tell January 11 #holocaust

Garri Regev

The next IGRA Show & Tell session will be on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 9 pm Israel time (2 pm EST) in English. (The same session will be held in Hebrew on January 25.)

The Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names and other genealogical sources at Yad Vashem

Over 4.8 million of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis and their accomplices are commemorated in Yad Vashem's online Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names. The lecture will highlight new features and materials, as well as "tips" on utilizing the database to the fullest.  It will also include guidance on the use of other Yad Vashem sources online that are relevant for genealogists.

Serafima Velkovich has been working at Yad Vashem for 16 years. She is a PhD Candidate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.   A researcher in the Reference and Information Department of the Yad Vashem Archives division, Velkovich was closely involved in the work on names material in Yad Vashem`s databases. She lectures on the use of Yad Vashem resources for genealogical and other research to various groups, as well as to visiting genealogists and organizations who make use of genealogical tools for their research.  She participates in the international conferences and films on the Holocaust topics. 

Garri Regev
President, IGRA