Genealogy Projects tagged with World War 2 on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Holocaust: "The Final Solution"

    This Project is dedicated as a Holocaust Master Project Index to the monstrous consortium of "The Final Solution death machine." Please add cherished profiles to the relevant concentration camp and ghetto sub-projects and not to this Master Holocaust Projects Directory . If no appropriate project exists, we will help create one. Please contact curators Hatte Blejer , Pam Karp , Malka Myse...

  • Auschwitz Concentration Camp

    Auschwitz concentration camp (German: Konzentrationslager Auschwitz) was a network of concentration and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II. It was the largest of the German concentration camps, consisting of-: Auschwitz I (the Stammlager or base camp); Auschwitz II–Birkenau (the Vernichtungslager o...

  • Lodz Ghetto גטו לודז

    The Łódź Ghetto (German: Ghetto Litzmannstadt ) was the second-largest ghetto (after the Warsaw Ghetto) established for Jews and Roma in German-occupied Poland. Situated in the town of Łódź and originally intended as a temporary gathering point for Jews, the ghetto was transformed into a major industrial centre, providing much needed supplies for Nazi...

  • World War II - American

    World War ll - American Many of our family members, from around the world, had served in this massive campaign. Whether they had served in Europe, Africa, Asia or the Pacific, they are all a part of history. The purpose of this group is to bring them all together in one place.

  • Children of the Holocaust

    This project is in memory of the 1.5 million precious innocent young souls martyred in the Shoah. Children of the Holocaust Kindertransport 1938 - 1940 Biographies and Stories Memorial to Children of the Holocaust Anne Frank Photo of the Little Girl in Red Coat ----------------------------------- TESTIMONY Baby Girl Walter

  • Stolpersteine - Stumbling blocks

    Stolpersteine - Stumbling stones The aim of this project is to collect profiles of persons for whom Stumbling blocks ('Stolpersteine' in German) have been installed in many countries in Europe. History Gunther Demnig, an environmental artist from Cologne, Germany, developed the idea for these memorials in 1993 after having created several Holocaust memorial projects in Europe starting...

  • World War II

    World War II , or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII or WW2 ), was a global war that was under way by 1939 and ended in 1945. It involved a vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million people servi...

  • Dunera Boys/Internees

    Dunera Boys/Internees Hired Military Transport Dunera was a British passenger ship built as a troop transport in the late 1930s. As the storm clouds of war gathered in the late 1930s, thousands of German refugees - either Jewish or politically opposed to the Nazis - fled to Britain for sanctuary. Little did many of them know they would soon be deported to Australia in one of the more notoriou...

  • Bergen-Belsen

    Bergen-Belsen (or Belsen) was a Nazi concentration camp in Lower Saxony in northwestern Germany, southwest of the town of Bergen near Celle. Originally established as the prisoner of war camp Stalag XI-C, in 1943 it became a concentration camp on the orders of Heinrich Himmler, where Jewish hostages were held with the intention of exchanging them for German prisoners of war held overseas. L...

  • Notables of World War II

    World War II Allied leaders of World War II Axis Leaders of World War ll Military Commanders of World War ll World War II, or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII or WW2), was a global military conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, which involved most of the world's nations, including all of the great powers: eventually forming two opposing military alliances, the Allies and th...

  • Jews in World War I

    WWI and the Jews The First World War, the most appallingly savage international conflict in all preceding history, had a profound impact on world Jewry due to-: The existence of a large concentra­tion of Jews within one of the principal arenas, The enlistment of unprecedented numbers of Jews to the armies of the belligerent nations, The success of Jewish leaders in influenc...

  • Nederlandse Verzetsstrijders

    —WORK-in-PROGRESS—collegae welkom— De meeste profielen zullen in de aanloop van dit project noodgedwongen nog een periode 'los' staan van de 'grote—GLOBAL—GENI—tree'; zodra wat meer -ook nu nog levende- verzets-mensen of hun nazaten 'n eigen geni-account hebben, wordt de 'uitbouw' van hun stambomen op dit platform veel makkelijker. Maar mocht U daar n...

  • International War and Military projects Portal

    About this portal ( umbrella project) This International portal will list all war and military related projects on Geni. Minor wars and battles ,rebel and Guerilla wars can be added to this list too. If you come across a related project please add to this list. General war and military related projects: (not country specific) Military awards and decorations. Memori...

  • Bataan Death March

    The Bataan Death March (9-17 April 1942) was the forcible transfer, by the Imperial Japanese Army, of 12,000 American and 64,000 Filipino prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II, which resulted in the deaths of thousands of prisoners. The 128-kilometer march was characterized by wide-ranging physical abuse and murder, and resulted in very h...

  • European Resistance Movements

    The main information and outline is from The Military History of World War II: Volume 15: European Resistance Movements, by Trevor Nevitt Dupuy, Col., U.S. Army, Ret., Franklin Watts, Inc., New York, c. 1965. Book May 10 The Unknown War. The Land of Lidice: Czechoslovakia. They Did Not Scare Us: Poland. Caged - A Story of Jewish Resistance - David J. Landau The Holocaust, the Je...

  • Anne Frank

    Welcome, Explore the Anne Frank Museum Anne Frank was a wise 15 year old girl who touched the hearts of many people. She kept a diary as a girl in hiding during World War II. Anne sadly died and i want to make a family tree for her. I am close friends with her 3rd cousin. . . . Mathew Voorhees Marie "Anne" Frank - (12 June 1929 – early March 1945) was one of the most renowned...

  • El Shatt - WWII refugee camps

    El Shatt The El Shatt was a complex of World War II refugee camps in the desert of the Sinai peninsula, in Egypt.[1] Residents lived there from the summer of 1944 to the beginning of 1946. The region of Dalmatia (in today's modern Croatia, then Yugoslavia) was evacuated by the Allies, ahead of a German invasion in 1944. The camp was disbanded in 1946 after the war ended. Background Fleein...

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  • World War II - Pearl Harbor - USS Arizona

    USS Arizona was a Pennsylvania-class battleship built for and by the United States Navy in the mid-1910s. Named in honor of the 48th state's recent admission into the union, the ship was the second and last of the Pennsylvania class of "super-dreadnought" battleships. Although commissioned in 1916, the ship remained stateside during World War I . Shortly after the end of the war, Arizona was on...

  • Battle of Pearl Harbor

    The attack on Pearl Harbor (called Hawaii Operation or Operation AI by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters (Operation Z in planning) and the Battle of Pearl Harbor) was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). From the standpoint of the defende...

  • The Incarceration of Japanese-Americans and the War Relocation Authority During World War II

    A Japanese-American project. The War Relocation Authority was a United States government agency established to handle internment of Japanese-, German-, and Italian-Americans during World War II. In addition, about 2,200 Japanese living in South America (mostly in Peru) were transported to the United States and placed in internment camps. Contents Formation Selection of camps Lif...

  • Medal of Honor recipients for World War II

    World War II, or the Second World War, was a global military conflict, the joining of what had initially been two separate conflicts. The first began in Asia in 1937 as the Second Sino-Japanese War; the other began in Europe in 1939 with the German invasion of Poland. This global conflict split the majority of the world's nations into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

  • Stutthof

    KZ Stutthof was the first Nazi concentration camp built outside of 1937 German borders. Completed on September 2, 1939, it was located in a secluded, wet, and wooded area west of the small town of Sztutowo (German: Stutthof). The town is located in the former territory of the Free City of Danzig, 34 km east of Gdańsk, Poland . KZ Stutthof was the last camp liberated by the Allies, on...

  • Battle of the Coral Sea

    The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought during 4–8 May 1942, was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States and Australia. The battle was the first action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other, as well as the first in which neither side's ships sighted or fired directly upon the...

  • Slag in de Javazee ‧ 27-28 feb 1942 ‧ Pertempuran Laut Jawa

    Slag in de Javazee ‧ 27-28 feb 1942 ‧ Pertempuran Laut Jawa Na de aanval van Japan op de Amerikaanse vloot in Pearl Harbour op 7 dec 1941, was de Japanse opmars door Zuid-Oost-Azie onstuitbaar. De geallieerde zeestrijdkrachten leverden een moeizame strijd tegen de Japanners en werden steeds weer het slachtoffer van luchtaanvallen. Hong Kong, de Filippijnen, Malakka en Singapore ...

  • World War II in Norway

    " World War II in Norway " project. (1940 - 1945). "Nordmenn i krig, i Norge og andre land, og krigsfanger." "Oversikt over kilder om og fra andre verdenskrig ved Statsarkivet i Bergen" "Norgeslexi" "Norgesdokumentasjon" -- Alta bataljon: Alta bataljon, wikipedia Alta bataljon, snl.no Alta bataljon, regjeringen.no

  • Bergen-Belsen - DP Camp

    Bergen-Belsen DP camp was a displaced persons (DP) camp for refugees after World War II, in Lower Saxony in northwestern Germany, southwest of the town of Bergen near Celle, stablished in July 1945 in a former German army camp near the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen. After liberating the concentration camp on April 15, l945, the British burned the camp barracks as a health precaution. Thoug...

  • De Zwarte Hand / The Black Hand: a Belgian resistance movement in World War II

    Objective English This project focuses on the members of the Belgian resistance group De Zwarte Hand (The Black Hand). The resistance movement was operational in the beginning of the second world war. Their area of operations: Klein-Brabant and the Rupel area, a region somewhere between Antwerp and Brussels. The movement was soon discovered by the Germans and most members spent the rest...

  • Norge i Krig

    Norge i Krig. Det har alltid vært mange med interesse rundt dette emnet. Dette prosjektet "Norge i krig" er ett sted å samle alle krigsprosjekter på et og samme sted. -- Norway at War. There has always been many with interest around this subject. This project is one place / internet-site to gather all the war projects in one and the same place. -- The di...

  • Arbeitslager Riese

    THE “COMPLEX RIESE” Extensive construction work on a number of underground shelters and tunnels took place in the Owl Mountains (a part of the Giant Mountains) between 1943 and 1945. The exact purpose of these facilities remains unclear even today. German sources suggest that they were supposed to be turned into a huge underground shelter covering more than 35 square kilometres,...

  • Jewish Brigade and other Jews fighting in armies against the Nazis

    It is my aim, to find out, who were those brave men and women who fought so brave against the Nazis in WW2. Feel free to join and tell the story of those brave people!

  • WWII Missing Air Crew Report 10878

    677th Squadron - 444th Group - 58th Wing -20th Air Bomber Command 11 Jan 1945. 42-65226 The B29 Bomber designated as serial number 42-65226 flying out of Dudhkundi, India was scheduled for a combat mission over Singapore, Malaya. The regular engineer for the mission was temporary at rest camp, and 1st LT Charles Vail was assigned to take his place. Two minutes prior to acquisition of the ta...