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  • Auschwitz Concentration Camp - מחנה ההשמדה אושוויץ

    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...

  • Theresienstadt Ghetto - גטו טרזיינשטאט-טרזין

    This project aims to collect all of the profiles of persons who were inmates of the concentration camp 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 cou...

  • Victims of the Nazi Holocaust - קרבנות הנאצים בשואה

    Victims of the Nazis during the Holocaust קרבנות הנאצים בשואה This project's mission is to list the names of the victims of 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 ...

  • Holocaust Survivors ניצולי השואה

    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 Sur...

  • Nazi Euthanasia Victims -- Aktion T4

    Action T4 (German: Aktion T4) was the name used after World War II for Nazi Germany's "Euthanasia programme" during which physicians killed thousands of people who were "judged incurably sick, by critical medical examination". The programme officially ran from September 1939 until August 1941, but it continued unofficially until the end of the Nazi regime in 1945. The name T4 was an abbreviat...

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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. ...

  • Jewish Soldiers in World War I (1914-1918)

    At the outbreak of the war, the Jews, eager to demonstrate their loyalty to their respective countries, rallied to the war effort. Initially the Jews in Russia were no exception, but when the policy of deportation was implemented, many Jews began to pray for the victory of the Central Powers. Nevertheless, about half a million Jews donned Russian uniforms. On the opposite side, almost 100,000...

  • 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. SS-Hauptsturmführer Kurt Engels was the commandant of the camp. In the camp, the Jews from Germany were differentiated from Polish Jews by the colo...

  • Children 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 of the Holocaust Kindertransport 1938 - 1940 Biographies and Stories Memorial to Children of the Holocaust Anne Frank Nazis’ Aryan ‘Poster Child’ Was Actually Jewish Photo of the Little Girl in Red Coat

  • 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 ...

  • Maly Trostinets extermination camp

    Maly Trastsianiets extermination camp (see alternate spellings), located near a small village on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus, was the site of a Nazi extermination camp. Originally built in the summer of 1941, on the site of a Soviet kolkhoz, as a concentration camp, to house Soviet prisoners of war who had been captured following the German attack on the Soviet Union which commenced on Ju...

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  • Norge 1933-1945: Partiet Nasjonal Samling

    Prosjektet gir en oversikt over de viktigste personene i det Norske partiet Nasjonal Samling. Det ikke hensikten å bedrive politisk agitasjon i prosjektet. "Nasjonal Samling (forkortet NS) var et norsk politisk parti som ble dannet 13. mai 1933 av lederen Vidkun Quisling (1887–1945). Partiets offisielle stiftelsesdato var 17. mai 1933. Generalsekretær var fra 1934 Rolf ...

  • Gurs Internment Camp

    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 ...

  • Treblinka Extermination Camp - מחנה ההשמדה טרבלינקה

    Treblinka Extermination Camp - KZ Treblinka Konzentrationslager (Concentration Camp) Treblinka (Polish pronunciation: [trɛˈbʎinka]) 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, 19...

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  • Sobibor Extermination Camp - מחנה ההשמדה סוביבור

    Sobibor was a Nazi German extermination camp located on the outskirts of the town of Sobibór, Lublin Voivodeship of occupied Poland as part of Operation Reinhard; the official German name was SS-Sonderkommando Sobibor. Jews from Poland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Czechoslovakia, as well as Soviet prisoners of war (POWs) (many of them Jewish), were transported to Sobibor by r...

  • 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...

  • 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 ab...

  • Seeking Jewish Owners of Nazi Looted Books

    Help is requested to find the former owners Genealogists are being asked for help in providing information leading to the original owners of a large collection of approximately 10,000 books so-called the “Stürmer or Streicher Library”currently in the possession of the Jewish Community of Nuremberg (IKG). Remnants of the books were given to the city library on permanent ...

  • Lublin Ghetto גטו לובלין

    The Lublin Ghetto was a World War II ghetto created by Nazi Germany in the city of Lublin in occupied Poland, on the Nazi-administered territory of the General Government. Its inhabitants were mostly Polish Jews, although a number of Roma were also present. The Lublin Ghetto, set up in March 1941, was one of the first Nazi-era ghettos in occupied Poland to be "liquidated". In November 1942 ar...

  • Majdanek Concentration Camp - מחנה ההשמדה מאידאנק

    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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  • Jägala concentration camp

    Jägala concentration camp was a labour camp of the Estonian Security Police and SD during the German occupation of Estonia during World War II. The camp was established in August 1942 on a former artillery range of the Estonian Army near the village of Jägala, Estonia. It existed from August 1942 to August 1943. Aleksander Laak, an Estonian was appointed by SS-Sturmbannführ...

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  • Riga Ghetto גטו ריגה

    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 ...

  • 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. L...

  • Ravensbrück Concentration Camp

    El Moley Rachamim Holocaust Prayer Ravensbrück was a notorious women's concentration camp during World War II, located in northern Germany, 90 km north of Berlin at a site near the village of Ravensbrück (part of Fürstenberg/Havel). Construction of the camp began in November 1938 by SS leader Heinrich Himmler and was unusual in that it was a camp primarily for women...

  • Mechelen/Malines (Kazerne Dossin) to Auschwitz

    Mechelen/Malines In the summer of 1942, the Germans made preparations to deport the Jews of Belgium. They converted the Dossin de St. Georges military barracks in the city of Mechelen (Mechelen is the Dutch variant and Malines is the French variant) into a transit camp. Mechelen, a city of 60,000, was considered an ideal location for this purpose. Located halfway between Antwerp and Brussels,...

  • Westerbork

    The Westerbork concentration camp (Dutch: Kamp Westerbork, German: Durchgangslager Westerbork) was a World War II Nazi refugee, detention and transit camp in Hooghalen, ten kilometres north of Westerbork, in the northeastern Netherlands. Its function during the Second World War was to assemble Roma and Dutch Jews for transport to other Nazi concentration camps. On 15 December 1938, the Dutch ...

  • Buchenwald

    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 Witne...

  • Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg

    Sachsenhausen or Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg was a Nazi concentration camp in Oranienburg, Germany, used primarily for political prisoners from 1936 to the end of the Third Reich in May, 1945. After World War II, when Oranienburg was in the Soviet Occupation Zone, the structure was used as an NKVD special camp until 1950 (See NKVD special camp Nr. 7). The remaining buildings and grounds are now...

  • KZ 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...

  • Warsaw Ghetto גטו ורשה

    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 ...

  • Mauthausen

    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...

  • Chelmno Extermination Camp

    Chełmno extermination camp, also known as the Kulmhof concentration camp, was a Nazi German extermination camp that was situated 50 kilometres (31 mi) from Łódź, near a small village called Chełmno nad Nerem (Kulmhof an der Nehr in German). After annexation by Germany Kulmhof was included into Reichsgau Wartheland in 1939. The camp operated in two periods, f...

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  • The Kindertransport

    The Kindertransport (also Refugee Children Movement or "RCM'") is the name given to the rescue mission that took place during the nine months prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. The United Kingdom took in nearly 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Nazi Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Free City of Danzig. The children were placed in British foster homes, hostel...

  • Dachau Concentration Camp - מחנה הריכוז דכאו

    Dachau concentration camp was the first Nazi concentration camp opened in Germany, located on the grounds of an abandoned munitions factory near the medieval town of Dachau, about 16 km (9.9 mi) northwest of Munich in the state of Bavaria, which is located in southern Germany. Opened 22 March 1933 (51 days after Hitler took power), it was the first regular concentration camp established by th...

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  • Pithiviers Interment Camp

    Pithiviers Interment Camp (French: Le camp de transit de Pithiviers) was a little interment camp near the French commune of Pithiviers. Pithiviers is located in Loiret Department, about 80 kilometers from Paris. Pithiviers Interment Camp built in the beginning of WWII in purpose to concentrate German prisoners. After the Nazi occupation in 1941 the camp became an interment camp for Jews, es...

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  • Bialystok Ghetto גטו ביאלסטוק

    The Bialystok Ghetto was set up by Nazi Germany between July 26 and early August 1941 in the new capital of Bezirk Bialystok district of German-occupied Poland. About 50,000 Jews from the vicinity of Białystok and the surrounding region were herded into a small area of the city. The ghetto was split in two by the Biala River running through it (see map). Most inmates were put to work...

  • 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...

  • Dutch Resistance during WWII

    The purpose of this project to commemorate those individuals who had the courage to stand up and be righteous. Please add anyone you know was a member of a resistance movement or even resisted in their own personal way This project is loosely based on the list of Dutch citizens involved in resistance to the NAZI occupation of Holland during World War II on Wikipedia . The very nature of any...

  • Kovno Ghetto

    Kovno Ghetto Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto Kovno Pogrom The Kaunas (Kovno) pogrom, under the direction of the Nazi SS Brigadeführer Franz Walter Stahlecker, was a massacre of Jewish people living in Kaunas, Lithuania that took place in from June 25 to June 29, 1941 – the first days of the Operation Barbarossa and of Nazi occupation of Lithuania. The most infamous in...

  • Joods Kindermonument Rotterdam - Jewish Children's Monument Rotterdam

    Joods Kinder-monument Rotterdam Wie waren de kinderen die in de jaren 1942-1943 vanuit Rotterdam vertrokken en nooit zijn teruggekeerd? Vanaf de verzamelplaats Loods 24 aan de Rotterdamse Spoorweghaven, ter hoogte van het Poortgebouw aan de Stieltjesstraat, zijn 686 Rotterdamse Joodse kinderen in de leeftijd van één maand tot en met twaalf jaar gedeporteerd naar Westerbork. Door...

  • Minsk Ghetto גטו מינסק

    The Minsk Ghetto was created soon after the German invasion of the Soviet Union. It was one of the largest in Eastern Europe , and the largest in the German-occupied territory of the Soviet Union. It housed close to 100,000 Jews, most of whom perished in The Holocaust. The ghetto was created soon after the German invasion of the Soviet Union and capture of the city of Minsk, capital of the Be...

  • Holocaust in Poland

    The Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Poland took the lives of three million Polish Jews, destroying an entire civilization. Poles represented the largest number of people who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. To date, 6,135 Poles have been awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations by the State of Israel 700 of which received their awards posthumously. Between October 1939 and July 1942 a sy...

  • Memorial to European Rabbis that Perished in the Holocaust - זכרון לרבני אירופה שנספו בשואה

    Books and web sites about Rabbis that Perished in the Holocaust: Dr. Pnina Mysels wrote about Rabbis that perished in the Holocaust ( "רבנים שנספו בשואה "). The bibliography for that site More data about the Holocaust victims can be found in the Yad VaShem Data Base . Here I'd like to ...

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  • Holocaust in the Netherlands

    The Holocaust In 1939, there were some 140,000 Dutch Jews living in the Netherlands, among them some 25,000 German-Jewish refugees who had fled Germany in the 1930s. The Nazi occupation force put the number of (racially) Dutch Jews in 1941 at some 154,000. In the Nazi census, some 121,000 persons declared they were members of the (Ashkenazi) Dutch-Israelite community; 4,300 persons declared t...

  • KL Gross-Rosen

    KL Gross-Rosen (Groß-Rosen) was a German concentration camp, located in Gross-Rosen, Lower Silesia (now Rogoźnica, Poland). It was located directly on the rail line between Jauer (now Jawor) and Striegau (now Strzegom). Subcamps: Complex Riese The Main Camp It was set up in the summer of 1940 as a satellite camp to Sachsenhausen, and became an independent camp on May 1...

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  • Würzburg Displaced Persons Camp

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the profiles of displaced persons or Holocaust Survivors, who were residents of the Würzburg Displaced Persons Camps. There were 3 displaced persons camps during and after World War II, mainly for Baltic refugees. Camps were located in Würzburg , Germany.

  • Jewish Families from Altenburg/Thüringen, Germany

    This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Altenburg/Thüringen, Germany. JewishGen-Altenburg/Thueringen The Jewish Altenburg 1869-1945 Cohn Bucky Levy Cohn-Bucky-Levy - Facebook Over 700 family portraits withover 1.200 people from Altenburg and its surroundings can be found in the book "Verblasste Spuren... II" ("Faded tracks... II") from Christia...

  • Trawniki concentration camp - טרווניקי

    The Trawniki concentration camp was set up by Nazi Germany in the village of Trawniki about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southeast of Lublin during the occupation of Poland in World War II. Throughout its existence the camp served a dual function. It was organized on the grounds of the former Polish sugar refinery of the Central Industrial Region, and subdivided into at least three distinct zones. T...

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  • Bełżec Extermination Camp - מחנה ההשמדה בֶּלְזֶ'ץ

    Belzec , was the first of the Nazi German extermination camps created for implementing Operation Reinhard during the Holocaust. Operating from March 17, 1942 to the end of June 1943, the camp was situated in occupied Poland about 1 km south of the local railroad station of Bełżec in the Lublin district of the General Government. Between 430,000 and 500,000 Jews are believed to...

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  • Neuengamme Concentration Camp

    El Moley Rachamim Holocaust Prayer The Neuengamme concentration camp , a Nazi concentration camp, was established in 1938 by the SS near the village of Neuengamme in Bergedorf district within the City of Hamburg, Germany. It was in operation from 1938 to 1945. By the end of the war, more than half of its estimated 106,000 prisoners had died. After being used for two prisons by the Hambu...

  • Heroes of the Holocaust - The Courageous Fighters against Hitler's Nazi Regime

    We would like to honor the extraordinary heroes, National leaders , Generals , Scientists , Partisans , Diplomats , Civil Servants , the countless supremely brave Resistors and Rescuers -- all the individuals who helped eradicate the darkest period in history. The eleven million victims of the Nazi regime included intelligentsia, artists, homosexuals, religious groups including six million Je...

  • Shanghai Ghetto הגטו בשנחאי

    The Shanghai ghetto , formally known as the Restricted Sector for Stateless Refugees (無国籍難民限定地区 mukokuseki nanmin gentei chiku?), was an area of approximately one square mile in the Hongkou District of Japanese-occupied Shanghai, to which about 20,000 Jewish refugees were relocated by the Japanese-issued Proclamation Concerning Rest...

  • Holocaust in Latvia

    In Latvia, the Holocaust started on the night of June 23 to June 24, 1941, when in the Grobiņa cemetery SD murderers killed six local Jews, including the town chemist. On the following days 35 Jews were exterminated in Durbe, Priekule and Asīte. On June 29 the Nazi invaders started forming the first Latvian SD auxiliary unit in Jelgava. Mārtiņš Vagulāns...

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  • 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 I...

  • Stolpersteine

    Stolpersteine - Stumbling Blocks Stumbling Blocks ('Stolpersteine' in German) have been installed in many countries in Europe. Please refrain from adding profiles here. Add them to the appropriate child project and, if possible, add picture, precise location, date of installation and if available, media coverage (newspapers, TV video-clips). This is the top-level Project; here are...

  • Ebensee

    The Ebensee concentration camp was established by the SS to build tunnels for armaments storage near the town of Ebensee, Austria in 1943. It was part of the Mauthausen network. Due to the inhumane working and living conditions, Ebensee was one of the worst Nazi concentration camps for the death rates of its prisoners . The SS used several code names: Kalk (English: limestone), Kalksteinbergw...

  • Lvov Ghetto גטו לבוב

    The Lviv Ghetto or the Lwów Ghetto (also known as Lvov or Lemberg Ghetto , Polish: getto lwowskie) was a World War II ghetto set up in the city of Lwów (now Lviv, Ukraine) on the territory of Nazi-administered General Government in German-occupied Poland. It was one of the largest Jewish ghettos established by Nazi Germany after the joint Nazi-Soviet invasion of Poland. The ci...

  • Natzweiler-Struthof

    El Moley Rachamim Holocaust Prayer Natzweiler-Struthof was a German concentration camp located in the Vosges Mountains close to the Alsatian village of Natzwiller (German Natzweiler) in France, and the town of Schirmeck, about 50 km south west from the city of Strasbourg. Natzweiler-Struthof was the only concentration camp established by the Nazis on present-day French territory, though...

  • Kielce Ghetto

    Kielce was occupied on 4 September 1939 by the German army. Approximately 24,000 Jews lived in the town, a third of all inhabitants. Like in all other occupied towns anti-Jewish actions took place immediately: Lootings, expropriations, forced labour and killings were the order of the day. Soon a Judenrat was established. Its first chairman was Moses Pelc who refused to collaborate with th...

  • 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 liquida...

  • Eckernförde Displaced Persons Camp

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the profiles of displaced persons or Holocaust Survivors who were residents of the Eckernförde Displaced Persons Camp. This camp was located in Eckernförde , Germany.==History of the camp==After the Second World War a United Nations displaced persons camp for Estonians was located near Eckernförde, where a section of the Hohe...

  • Jewish Families from Bełżec, Poland

    This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Bełżec, Poland. Gesher Galicia - Belzec Belzec Extermination Center Established November 1, 1941, Belzec extermination center consisted of two camps divided into three parts: administration section, barracks and storage for plundered goods, and extermination section. Initially, there were three gas cha...

  • 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...

  • Holocaust in Ukraine

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum tells the story of one survivor of the Einsatzgruppen in Piryatin, Ukraine, when they killed 1,600 Jews on April 6, 1942, the second day of Passover: I saw them do the killing. At 5:00 p.m. they gave the command, "Fill in the pits." Screams and groans were coming from the pits. Suddenly I saw my neighbor Ruderman rise from under the soil …...

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  • Jews of Tarnów and the Ghetto

    The Jews of Tarnów and the Ghetto Jews of Tarnow YIVO Yizkor Tarnow JewishGen Tarnow's Jewish Cemetery Before World War II, about 25,000 Jews lived in Tarnów. Jews, whose recorded presence in the town went back to the mid-15th century, comprised about half of the town's total population.[citation needed] A large portion of Jewish business in Tarnów was devoted t...

  • Jewish families of Mława, Poland - הקהילה היהודית במלאבה, פולין

    Dedicated to the memory of 400 years of a Jewish community that was brutally annihilated by the Nazis, in WWII. A sub-Project of Jewish Communities of Mozavia District, Poland This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Mława, Poland. Photo: Mlawa ghetto in World War II. Jewish men in forced labor. ...

  • Bilgoraj Ghetto

    The town of Bilgoraj is the principal town of its county in Lublin province. As of 2009 its population was 27.341. It is located on Bilgoraj Plateau, on the Lada River (right tributary of the Tanew River), in the vicinity of Roztoczanski National Park. On August 2, 1919 the province of Lublin consisting of 19 districts was established, including Bilgoraj district with the principal town being B...

  • Kolomyja Ghetto

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the profiles of those who where residents of the Kolomyja Ghetto.

  • Nazi concentration camps

    This will be the master project or portal for Concentration Camps. . Liberation . The camps were liberated by the Allied and Soviet forces between 1944 and 1945. The first major camp, Majdanek, was discovered by the advancing Soviets on July 23, 1944. Auschwitz was liberated, also by the Soviets, on January 27, 1945; Buchenwald by the Americans on April 11; Bergen-Belsen by the ...

  • Rzeszów Ghetto

    On the outbreak of World War II, there were about 14,000 Jews in Rzeszow. The German army entered the city on Sept. 10, 1939, and the anti-Jewish reign of terror began. In December 1941 a closed ghetto was established in Rzeszow. On July 7–13, 1942, the first mass deportation took place: about 14,000 Jews from the entire district of Rzeszow were concentrated in the ghetto and immediately...

  • Częstochowa Ghetto

    The Częstochowa Ghetto was a Jewish ghetto set up by Nazi Germany in the city of Częstochowa in south-central Poland, for the purpose of persecution and exploitation of local Jews during the German occupation of Poland. The approximate number of people confined to the ghetto at its beginning was around 40,000 and at its peak – right before mass deportations – 48,00...

  • Opole Ghetto

    On February 15, 1941, and February 26, 1941, two deportation transports with 2,003 Jewish men, women and children on board left Vienna Aspang Station bound for Opole, a small town south of Lublin. Opole had a long established Jewish community; when war broke out about 4,000 Jews lived here, i.e. about 70 percent of the population, a proportion which rose further after the beginning of the war...

  • Sárospatak Hungary

    This project is to connect with folks with ancestors who lived in Sárospatak. My grandfather's family came from there. I will be posting links and photos that I have found. Links Visit to Budapest Holocaust Memorial in 2013 Photos and stories from my visit with my wife, granddaughter and cousin. Includes photos of the Páva Street Synagogue. Sárospatak in 1977 My dear ...

  • Beshenkovichi, Vitebsk Oblast, Belarus

    Documents pertaining to Beshenkovichi, Vitebsk Oblast, Belarus which was decimated by the Nazis in 1942. A Jewish community was established in Beshenkovichi at the beginning of the 17th century. In the period between the two world wars local Jews worked in crafts and small trade until the latter was forbiden at the beginning of the 1930s. In the area there were also more than one Jewish kolkh...

  • Stuttgart Displaced Persons Camp

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the profiles of the displaced persons or Holocaust Survivors who were residents of the Stuttgart Displaced Persons Camp. This camp was located in Stuttgart , Germany.

  • Theresienstadt (Terezin) Lecturers and Teachers

    In the sheltering darkness of the long evenings, they were together in the cold and gloomy attic of a barrack, close under the roof. There they stood, pressed close to each other, to hear a talk about the Bible and the Talmud, about Plato, Aristotle, Maimonides, about Descartes and Spinoza, about Locke and Hume and Kant or about days and problems of history, about poetry and art and music, abou...

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  • Adriatica Displaced Persons Camp

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the profiles of displaced persons or Holocaust Survivors, who were residents of Adriatica Displaced Persons Camp . This camp was located near Milan , Italy.==History of the camp==Adriatica was a post World War II displaced person camp in northern Italy.It housed 1,650 refugees. Adriatica emphasised sport more than its counterpart in nearby Milan ...

  • Admont Displaced Persons Camp

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the profiles of displaced persons or Holocaust Survivors, who were residents of Admont Displaced Persons Camp. This camp was located in Admont , Austria.

  • Dereczyn Ghetto

    This Ghetto contained Jews from Dereczyn, Halinka and Kolonia--Sinaiska. The Ghetto was liquidated by the SS Death Squads - Einsatzgruppen on July 24, 1942 or 10 day of Av 5702. -------------------------- El Moley Rachamim Holocaust Prayer

  • Mittenwald Displaced Persons Camp

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the displaced persons or Holocaust Survivors that were residents of the Mittenwald Displaced Persons Camp. This camp was located in Mittenwald , Germany.After the end of World War II in 1945 Mittenwald belonged to the American occupation zone. The military administration erected a DP camp for Jewish and Ukrainian so-called Displaced Persons (DPs)...

  • Lithuanian Massacres

    The majority of Jews in Lithuania were not required to live in ghettos nor sent to the Nazi concentration camps which by then were just in the preliminary stages of operation. Instead they were shot in pits near their places of residence with the most infamous mass murders taking place in the Ninth Fort near Kaunas and the Ponary Forest near Vilnius. Lithuania’s Jews were thus the first ...

  • 1928 Dutch Olympic Gold-Medal Gymnastics Team

    Women’s gymnastics made its debut in the 1928 Olympic Summer Games held in Amsterdam, and Netherlands’ female gymnasts won the gold medal. The members of the 1928 Olympic gold winning Dutch team were: Coach: Gerrit Kleerekoper Alida van den Bos Estella Agsteribbe Jacomina van den Berg (1909-1996) Petronella Burgerhof Elka de Levie (survived)

  • Shoah in Belarus

    Belarus lost a quarter of its pre-war population, including most of its intellectual elite and 90% of the country’s Jewish population. Altogether, between 2,230,000 to 3.0 million people were killed in Belarus during the three years of German occupation. The Nazis imposed a brutal regime, deporting to Germany some 380,000 young people for slave labour, and killing hundreds of thousands...

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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 ...

  • 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!

  • Stolpersteine in Norway

    Subproject of the master project Stolpersteine.* Stolpersteine in Oslo* Stolpersteine in Bergen* Stolpersteine in Trondheim* Stolpersteine in Ålesund

  • Sosnowiec Ghetto

    The Sosnowiec Ghetto (German: Sosnowitz) was a World War II ghetto set up by Nazi German authorities for Polish Jews in the Province of Upper Silesia in occupied Poland. During the Holocaust, most inmates, estimated at over 35,000 Jewish men, women and children were deported in railway cattle trucks to Auschwitz death camp in Aktionen lasting from June until August 1943. The Ghetto was liquidat...

  • Sereď forced labor and concentration camp

    orced labor and concentration camp in Slovakia. During the spring and summer of 1942, the authorities began using Sered as a labor camp. In fact, the idea of establishing such labor camps had come from the Jews themselves: during the height of the mass deportations, the Slovak Jewish rescue organization called the Working Group came up with a plan to save Jews from being deported by sending the...

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  • Salaspils concentration camp

    Salaspils concentration camp was established at the end of 1941 at a point 18 km (11 mi) southeast of Riga (Latvia). The Nazi bureaucracy drew distinctions between different types of camps. Officially, Salaspils was a Police Prison and Work Education Camp (Polizeigegfängnis und Arbeitserziehungslager). It was also known as camp Kurtenhof after the German name for the city of Salaspils. P...

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  • Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team

    A Dedication From The H.E.A.R.T It was once said that not remembering the Holocaust means to side with the executioners against its victims; not to remember means to kill the victims a second time; not to remember means to become an accomplice of the enemy. On the other hand, to remember means to feel compassion for the victims of all persecutions. By solemnly commemorating the tragedy ...

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  • Hallein Displaced Persons Camp

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the profiles of displaced persons or Holocaust Survivors who were residents of the Hallein Displaced Persons Camp. This camp was located in Hallein , Austria.==History of the camp==Hallein was the site of a work camp annex to the Dachau concentration camp during World War II. After the war, it was the site of a permanent Displaced Persons camp (B...

  • Vilna Ghetto גטו וילנה

    Vilna Ghetto Out of 70,000 Jews living in Vilna (Vilnius), only 7,000 would survive the war; the Jewish culture in Vilnius, one of the greatest in Europe, ceased to exist. Jews constituted 30% of the total population of Vilnius before the Holocaust. Over 96% percent of the Jews living in Vilna were murdered during the Nazi occupation. No other Jewish community in Nazi-occupied Eur...

  • Pińsk Ghetto

    The Pińsk Ghetto (Polish: Getto w Pińsku) was a World War II extermination ghetto created by Nazi Germany for the confinement of Polish Jews living in the city of Pińsk (now Pinsk, Belarus) in the eastern territory of occupied Poland. Pińsk was overrun by the Red Army in 1939 during the Soviet invasion of Poland and captured in 1941 by the Wehrmacht in Operation Barb...

  • Będzin Ghetto

    The Będzin Ghetto (a.k.a. the Bendzin Ghetto, Yiddish: בענדינער געטאָ‎, Bendiner geto; German: Ghetto von Bendsburg) was a World War II ghetto set up by Nazi Germany for the Polish Jews in the town of Będzin in occupied south-western Poland. The formation of a 'Jewish Quarter' was pro...

  • SCHINDLER's LIST: The little girl with the red coat - the true story

    As most of you probably already know, the Steven Spielberg's image-movie " SCHINDLER's LIST " , is about the incredible true story of Oskar Schindler , a German angel who saved the lives of more than 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust. Oskar Schindler - Rescuer of 1200 Jews "The Actual List of Schindler Survivors" The movie is very significant in the Holocaust rememberance, and is consid...

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  • Nisko Reservation

    The Nisko Plan, also Lublin Plan or Nisko-Lublin Plan, was developed in September 1939 by the Nazi German Schutzstaffel (SS) as a "territorial solution to the Jewish Question". In contrast to the similar "Madagascar" and other Nazi plans, the Nisko Plan was put into effect between October 1939 and April 1940 by Germans' setting up the Lublin reservation, also Nisko reservation, a concentratio...

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  • Otwock Ghetto

    Following the Nazi–Soviet Invasion of Poland, a murderous Action T4 euthanasia program was carried out by the Nazi Germans in a local psychiatric hospital. In December 1939, German authorities established a Jewish ghetto in Otwock, in order to confine its Jewish population for the purpose of persecution and exploitation. The Ghetto was liquidated between August and September 19, 1942, wh...

  • Stolin Ghetto

    Stolin was occupied by the Germans from July 1941 to 1944. In August 1941, many Jewish refugees – especially women and children - from the nearby town of David-Gorodok came to Stolin. A ghetto was created in May 1942, surrounded by a barbed-wire fence. About 7,000 Jews lived in this small and unhealthy area, along the Bank River. The liquidation of the ghetto was conducted on September 1...

  • The Unfree Associations of Dr. Gottfried Bloch

    This project seeks to bring under one umbrella profiles of people that were key in the life of Dr. Gottfried Bloch (1914-2008), a psychoanalyst, graphologist and holocaust survivor who worked as prisoner doctor in the care of ailing inmates at several Nazi concentration camps.  For more information about the in-progress documentary film about his life, visit

  • Landsberg Displaced Persons Camp

    Landsberg Concentration Camp and displaced person camp The Landsberg camp began as a Nazi concentration camp. By October 1944, there were more than 5,000 prisoners in the camp. The camp was liberated on April 27, 1945 by the 12th Armored Division of the United States Army. Upon orders from General Taylor, the American forces allowed news media to record the atrocities, and ordered local Ger...

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