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  • Holocaust Survivors

    For us, forgetting was never an option. Remembering is a noble and necessary act. The call of memory, the call to memory, reaches us from the very dawn of history. No commandment figures so frequently, so insistently, in the Bible. It is incumbent upon us to remember the good we have received, and the evil we have suffered. Elie Wiesel Holocaust Survivors' Children: Cham...

  • Jewish Families of Kraków (Poland)

    Krakow was one of the largest Jewish centers in Poland/Galicia. Founded before the end of the first millennium, the city of Krakow (Cracow), located today in southern Poland, served as the seat of the Piast Dynasty and eventually as the capital of the Polish Kingdom until the early 17th century. After the third partition of Poland in 1795, Krakow became the seat of Galicia province in the Aus...

  • Theresienstadt Ghetto - Ghetto Terezín – גטו טרזיינשטאט-טרזין

    This project aims to collect all of the profiles of persons who were inmates of the ghetto Theresienstadt also referred to as Theresienstadt Ghetto located in what is now the Czech Republic.==Overcrowding and disease==During WWII, the ghetto Terezín (Theresienstadt) was one of the major sites of suffering and death for the Jews of the Bohemian Lands and several European countries. Out of approx...

  • Victims of the Nazi Holocaust

    Victims of the Nazis during the Holocaust קרבנות הנאצים בשואה This project's mission is to list the names of the victims who were killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust to show that these victims are not just an anonymous mass, but were, and some still are, millions of human beings with names, relationships and personal biographies. They all live on in our hearts and minds. ---We will...

  • Jewish Families from Rhodes

    This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the Island of Rhodes. Introductory information by Leon Taranto. See his complete article on Avotaynu 2009: "From the Ottoman Turkish conquest of Rhodes in 1522 until the Holocaust, a vibrant Judeo-Spanish community flourished on this Mediterranean isle. In antiquity, a Romaniote Jewish community lived there. By the 1700s, Rhodes ...

  • Nazi Germany

    ABOUT PROJECT Nazi Germany is the name of Germany as it was under Hitler's rule. This project is basically a pool of all the known people who were members of the Third Reich associated by marriage or work (not necessarily politicians or military, but also people who may have been employed as secretaries or servants). This is not a memorial project to glamorize a horrific era, but a project abo...

  • Warsaw Ghetto

    The Warsaw Ghetto was the largest ghetto in all of Nazi occupied Europe, with over 400,000 Jews crammed into an area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), or 7.2 persons per room.From there, about 254,000 Ghetto residents were sent to Treblinka extermination camp during the two months of summer 1942.The sheer death-toll among the Jewish inhabitants of the Ghetto during the Großaktion Warschau would ha...

  • Stutthof concentration camp

    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 May 9, 1945...

  • 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 or exter...

  • Mauthausen Concentration Camp

    Mauthausen Concentration Camp (known from the summer of 1940 as Mauthausen-Gusen Concentration Camp) grew to become a small group of Nazi concentration camps that was built around the villages of Mauthausen and Gusen in Upper Austria, roughly 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of the city of Linz. Its history ran from the time of the Anschluss in 1938 to the last week of the Second World War. The lar...

  • Buchenwald Concentration Camp

    Buchenwald concentration camp was a German Nazi concentration camp established on the Ettersberg (Etter Mountain) near Weimar, Germany, in July 1937, one of the first and the largest of the concentration camps on German soil.Camp prisoners from all over Europe and Russia—Jews, non-Jewish Poles and Slovenes, religious and political prisoners, Roma and Sinti, Freemasons, Jehovah's Witnesses, crim...

  • Gross-Rosen Concentration Camp

    Gross-Rosen concentration camp (German: Konzentrationslager Groß-Rosen) was a Nazi German network of Nazi concentration camps built and operated during World War II. The main camp was located in the village of Gross-Rosen not far from the border with occupied Poland, in the modern-day Rogoźnica in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland; directly on the rail-line between the towns of Jawor (Jauer) a...

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  • Plaszow

    Plaszow Concentration Camp Plaszow was originally a forced labour camp , and subsequently became a concentration camp. Its official designation was Zwangsarbeitslager Plaszow des SS- und Polizeiführers im Distrikt Krakau. The construction of the camp began in summer 1940. Its first prisoners were Poles. In 1941 the camp was extended and the first Jews were deported there. The site chosen compro...

  • Kraków Ghetto

    Kraków Ghetto was one of five major, metropolitan Jewish ghettos created by Nazi Germany in the General Government territory for the purpose of persecution, terror, and exploitation of Polish Jews during the German occupation of Poland in World War II. It was a staging point to begin dividing "able workers" from those who would later be deemed unworthy of life. The Ghetto was liquidated between...

  • Riga Ghetto

    The Riga Ghetto was a small area in Maskavas Forštate, neighborhood of Riga, Latvia, designated by the Nazis where Jews from Latvia, and later from Germany, were forced to live during World War II. On October 25, 1941, the Nazis relocated all Jews from Riga and the vicinity to the ghetto while the non-Jewish inhabitants were evicted. Most of the Latvian Jews (about 24,000) were killed on Nove...

  • Majdanek Extermination Camp

    Majdanek Concentration Camp was a German Nazi concentration camp on the outskirts of Lublin, Poland, established during the German Nazi occupation of Poland. The camp operated from October 1, 1941 until July 22, 1944, when it was captured nearly intact by the advancing Soviet Red Army. Although conceived as a forced labor camp and not as an extermination camp, over 79,000 people died there (59,...

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  • Stolpersteine in Germany

    Stolpersteine in Germany This is a child project of Stolpersteine and is intended to house all the profiles of monuments placed in Germany. Stolpersteine (Stumbling Blocks) is a project of the artist Gunter Demnig . With appropriately placed plaques he wants to remind us of the fate of people who were persecuted, murdered, deported, expelled or driven to suicide during the Nazi period...

  • 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 Germany and especially for the German Arm...

  • Children Victims of the Holocaust – ילדים קרבנות השואה

    This project is in memory of the 1.5 million precious innocent young souls martyred in the Shoah. Children Victims of the Holocaust Kindertransport 1938 - 1940 Biographies and Stories Memorial to Children of the Holocaust Anne Frank Nazis’ Aryan ‘Poster Child’ Was Actually Jewish Schindler's List the movie.

  • Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp

    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. Later...

  • Flossenbürg concentration camp

    Overview=== Konzentrationslager Flossenburg was a Nazi concentration camp built in May 1938 by the Schutzstaffel (SS) Economic-Administrative Main Office at Flossenbürg, in the Oberpfalz region of Bavaria, Germany, near the border with Czechoslovakia. Until its liberation in April 1945, more than 96,000 prisoners passed through the camp. About 30,000 died there. ===Pre–World War II===Before Wor...

  • Treblinka Extermination Camp – מחנה ההשמדה טרבלינקה

    Treblinka Extermination Camp - KZ Treblinka Konzentrationslager (Concentration Camp) Treblinka was a Nazi extermination camp in occupied Poland during World War II near the village of Treblinka in the modern-day Masovian Voivodeship of Poland. The camp, which was constructed as part of Operation Reinhard, operated between July 23, 1942 and October 19, 1943. During this time, approximately 850,0...

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  • Drancy Internment Camp

    The Drancy internment camp of Paris, France, was used to hold Jews who were later deported to the extermination camps. 65,000 Jews were deported from Drancy, of whom 63,000 were murdered[1] including 6,000 children. Only 2,000 remained alive when Allied forces liberated the camp on 17 August 1944.Drancy was under the control of the French police until 1943 when administration was taken over by ...

  • Izbica Ghetto

    The Izbica Ghetto was a Jewish ghetto created in Izbica in occupied Poland during World War II, serving as a transfer point for deportation of Jews from Poland, Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia to Belzec and Sobibor extermination camp s.Jews in Izbica (eez-beetz-uh) established a kehilla in 1775. Under threat of imprisonment, Jews were forbidden to cross the bridge leading from Izbica to Tar...

  • Gurs Internment Camp (France)

    Camp Gurs was an internment and refugee camp constructed by the French government in 1939. The camp was originally set up in southwestern France after the fall of Catalonia at the end of the Spanish Civil War to control those who fled Spain out of fear of retaliation from Francisco Franco's regime. At the start of the World War II, the French government interned Germans and citizens of other Ax...

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