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Introduction by Peter Landé

· Background
· Database
· Acknowledgements
· Searching the Database

This database includes 24,163 records of survivors accounted for as "Dutch" survivors.

Background

As a percentage, Dutch Jews probably perished at a higher rate than any other West European country.  Prior to WWII, the community consisted of about 150,000 persons, including Jews who had fled there, primarily from Germany.  110,000 Jews were deported.  About 5,000 returned, though a larger number survived in hiding either in the Netherlands or in other countries.

A substantial percentage of these registrants were born outside the Netherlands, primarily Germany, and there are significant numbers of persons born in Hamburg, Cologne, Berlin and other places, as well as smaller numbers from Austria, Poland and elsewhere.

A useful history of the Dutch Jewish community prior to, during and after the German occupation is provided in Dienke Hondius' Return: Holocaust Survivors and Dutch Anti-Semitism, (Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2003).

This collection includes a number of lists obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam.  The lists include survivors documented after the war in various locations.  Survivors include those identified as Dutch along with others, mostly German Jews, who may have immigrated to the Netherlands after the war.  The Sources are referenced by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) collection numbers.  Researchers may contact the USHMM to see if more information exists.

Source #1 (USHMM File #AA0017):

This "First Supplement to March 1945 list of Dutch survivors" consists of the names of 247 Jewish survivors located in Holland as of March 1945, presumably persons who had hid during the German occupation.  It is the first supplement from a much larger list of Jews prepared by the Centraal Registratiebureau voor Joden (Central Registry of Jews).  The database consists of names and dates and places of birth.  The material itself includes new and old addresses in Holland but this was not digitized.  While all the survivors were located in Holland, a number of them were born elsewhere, particularly in Germany.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam.

Source #2 (USHMM File #AA0002):

This list includes 37 survivors from misc documents of Jews who were in hiding in Ferwederadeel, the Netherlands.  Entries include date of birth, former address and probably hiding address.  The material was obtained from Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #3 (USHMM File #AA0003):

This collection includes various lists totaling 3,538 Jewish survivors from the Netherlands.  The lists include: 1) April list of Jews that arrived in Eindhoven from the camps Bergen Belsen and Buchenwald 2) List of Jews from the Netherlands, who were found in the Bergen-Belsen hospital on May 3, 1945 3) List of Jews (of Dutch nationality), found in a camp in Hillesleben on May 6, 1945 and repatriated 4) List of Jews from the Netherlands (non-Dutch nationality), who were found in a camp in Hillesleben on May 6, 1945 and were repatriated to the Netherlands 5) List of Jews from the Netherlands, found in Buchenwald on May 4, 1945 and 6) List of Dutch nationals found at Auschwitz.  The material was obtained from Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #4 (USHMM File #AA0004):

This list is an alphabetical name register of 2,174 Holocaust survivors in the Netherlands, both Dutch and foreign born.  Also known as "Alphabetical list (Supplement A5)" of Jewish survivors in the Netherlands, it is one supplement of several to a series of such Holocaust survivor directories compiled and published by the Jewish Coordinating Commission for the liberated area of the Netherlands.  Entries include surname, given name, date and place of birth, then-current address, and former address.  The material was obtained from Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #5 (USHMM File #AA0005):

"Second supplement" dated April 1945 to the alphabetical list of Holocaust survivors in the Netherlands issued by the Central Registration Bureau for Jews in Eindhoven (Andover) in March 1945.  The 332 entries include surname, forename, date and place of birth and addresses before and after the liberation.  Obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #6 (USHMM File #AA0006):

"Fourth supplement" dated May 1945 to the alphabetical list of Holocaust survivors in the Netherlands issued by the Central Registration Bureau for Jews in Eindhoven (Andover) in March 1945.  This supplement contains 546 names, the entries of which include date and place of birth and addresses before and after the liberation.  Notices at the head of the first leaf advise that this supplement contains the first notices of surviving Jews in Enschede, Neede, Ommen, Eibergen, Haaksbergen, Groenlo and Winterswijk, and that further names from these places may appear in future supplements.  Obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #7 (USHMM File #AA0007):

Undated handwritten register of 79 Jews, mostly Dutch, but many clearly German-born, who immigrated to Palestine.  Some entries include year of birth or age and/or what is presumably place of birth.  Obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #8 (USHMM File #AA0021):

The collection consists of 120 names of Jews returning from various concentration camps and as former prisoners of war.  The information consists of name, date and place of birth and concentration camp where formerly held.  The material itself includes former address in Holland, but this information was not entered.  While all are "returnees" several were born outside Holland.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #9 (USHMM File #AA0020):

A list of 69 Jewish survivors who had hidden in Friesland.  Information consists of name, date and place of birth.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #10 (USHMM File #AA0025):

A list of 160 Dutch Jews who came out from hiding in Drachten at the end of the war.  Information consists of name, date and place of birth.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #11 (USHMM File #AA0044):

A list of 2,455 Dutch Jews, part of Supplement 6e of a list of Jewish survivors registered in Holland at the Central Registration Bureau for Jews in Amsterdam (Division of the Jewish Coordination Committee for the Liberated Area of the Netherlands).  Information includes name, date of birth, place of birth, recent address and former address and certain notes.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #12 (USHMM File #AA0047):

A list of 2,183 Dutch Jews, part of Supplement 8 of a list of Jewish survivors registered in Holland at the Central Registration Bureau for Jews in Amsterdam (Division of the Jewish Coordination Committee for the Liberated Area of the Netherlands).  Information includes name, date of birth or age, place of birth, former address and current address.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #13 (USHMM File #AA0011):

A list of 58 Dutch Jews, who were repatriated to Enschede as of June 28, 1945.  In some cases, the record mentions the concentration camps where these persons had been held.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #14 (USHMM File #AA0010):

A list of 65 surviving Dutch Jews registered in Leeuwarden at the Central Registration Bureau for Jews in Amsterdam (Division of the Jewish Coordination Committee for the Liberated Area of the Netherlands).  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #15 (USHMM File #AA0027):

A list of 206 Jewish survivors located in Apeldoorn and its vicinity.  Information consists of name, date and place of birth, last address, former address, nationality and marital status.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #16 (USHMM File #AA0029):

A list of 54 Jewish survivors who returned from Germany.  Information consists of name, date and place of birth.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #17 (USHMM File #AA0008):

A list of 57 Jewish residents of Leeuwarden, undated but probably in 1943.  Information consists of name, and address.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #18 (USHMM File #AA0009):

A list of 30 Jewish residents of Leeuwarden who were sent to Westerbork December 15, 1942 or February 4, 1943 and were presumably then deported eastward. Information consists of name, and address.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #19 (USHMM File #AA0018):

A list of 6 Jews sent from Leeuwarden to Westerbork 26 November 1942.  Information consists of name, and address.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #20A-C (USHMM File #AA0019):

Includes 3 lists totaling 67 persons: A) 3 persons in Leeuwarden as of 13 November 1942, B) 23 residents in Friesland as of 13 November 1942, and C) 15 residents in Harlingen as of 13 November 1942.  Information consists of name, and address and in some cases dates and places of birth.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #21 (USHMM File #AA0022):

A list of 207 children who came out of hiding in Sneek but mostly originated elsewhere in Holland.  Information consists of name, date and place of birth and new address.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #22 (USHMM File #AA0024):

A list of 430 Jews who came out of hiding in Sneek in 1945.  Information consists of name, date and place of birth. The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #23 (USHMM File #AA0016):

A list of 3,828 Jews from Supplement A1 of survivor lists prepared by the Central Registry Bureau of Jews located in Eindhoven.  Information consists of name, date of birth and place of birth.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #24 (USHMM File #AA0028) Anneroos:

Two lists list of 188 Jewish community officials in Leeuwarden.  The first list is dated July 30, 1942 and the second September 1, 1942.  The second list shows that many of the officials have been sent to Westerbork.  Information consists of name, position, family members and relationship, date of birth and local address in Leeuwarden.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #25 (USHMM File #AA0033):

A list of 349 Dutch Jewish survivors returning to Eindhoven Holland from concentration camps Bergen Belsen and Buchenwald.  Information consists of name, date of birth, last residence, and family contact person with address where available.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #26 (USHMM File #AA0034):

A list of 396 minors who came out of hiding in Friesland.  Information consists of name, date of birth and former address.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #27 (USHMM File #AA0031):

A list of 33 Jews who died in Herzgenbusch concentration camp in April/May 1943.  Information consists of name, date of birth and date of death.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #28 (USHMM File #AA0032):

A list of 68 persons sent to Westerbork concentration camp from an unidentified place on June 6, 1943.  Information consists of name, and date of birth.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #29 (USHMM File #AA0036):

A list of 208 Jews who came out of hiding after the war in Leeuwarden.  Information consists of name, date of birth and place of birth, new address, former address and in some cases additional comments.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #30 (USHMM File #AA0037):

A list of 143 Jews in Leeuwarden in 1942.  Information consists of name and last residence.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #31 (USHMM File #AA0038):

A list of 55 individuals from mixed marriage religious families resident in Leeuwarden in 1942.  Information consists of name, last residence and religion.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #32 (USHMM File #AA0039):

A list of 69 Jews who came out of hiding in Achkarspalen, Netherlands.  Information consists of name, date of birth and last residence.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #33 (USHMM File #AA0030):

A data set of multiple lists of 2,358 Jews who came out of hiding or returned to the Netherlands after the war.  Information consists of name, date of birth, place of birth and last residence.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #34 (USHMM File #AA0042):

A list of 18 Jews who came out of hiding after liberation.  Information consists of name, date of birth and place of birth.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #35 (USHMM File #AA0035):

A list of 73 Jews deported from Friesland 09-Mar-1943.  Information consists of name and date of birth.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #36 (USHMM File #AA0040):

A list of 325 Jews living in Sweden that were released from Germany.  Information consists of name, date of birth, place of birth and last residence.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #37 (USHMM File #AA0043):

A list of 76 of Jews who came out of hiding in Doetinchem.  Information consists of name, date of birth, place of birth, previous and last residence.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #38 (USHMM File #AA0045):

A list of 90 Jewish resistance fighters.  Information consists of name and occasional comments.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #39 (USHMM File #AA0046):

A list of 656 Jews who died in Westerbork or Buchenwald and were buried in Dutch cemeteries.  Information consists of name, date of birth, date id death, and date of burial or cremation.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

Source #40 (USHMM File #AA0041):

Various lists of 2,104 Jews who came out of hiding after the war.  Information varies between lists but may include name, date of birth, previous address and current address along with comments.  The material was obtained from the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam.

  • 40a – Jews in Belgium
  • 40b – Jews from Bergen-Belsen who arrived in Switzerland 25-Jan-1945
  • 40c – Dutch nationals ready to be transferred from Bergen-Belsen 29-Jan-1945
  • 40d – Dutch subjects from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at displaced persons center Hillersleben near Magdeburg
  • 40e – List of Jews from Odessa arrived in Marseille
  • 40f – Alphabetical List of Jews registered in the Dutch liberated area

Database

This database includes 24,163 records of survivors accounted for as "Dutch" survivors.  Due to the particulars of what each list represents, some individuals can have their names listed on more than one list.

The fields for this database are as follows (Not all subsets of this database have entries for each field):

  • Source #
  • Name (Surname + Given name)
  • Date of Birth / Age
  • Place of Birth
  • Last Residence - Town
  • Last Residence - Street Address
  • Former Residence - Town
  • Former Residence - Street Address
  • Family Member - Surname
  • Family Member - Given Name
  • Family Member - Location
  • Comments

Acknowledgments

The information contained in this database was indexed from the files of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, DC.  The original source material was microfilmed at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam.  JewishGen volunteers – Anja van Dijk, Anneroos Reich, Bettie Black, David Beard, Edna Grossman, Freija Lindholm, Jay Gilbert, Joan Maplesden, Natalie Manning, Natasha Likholatnikova, Sue Brady, and Suzanne Goldberger – compiled the list.

In addition, thanks to JewishGen Inc. for providing the website and database expertise to make this database accessible.  Special thanks to Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias for their continued contributions to Jewish genealogy.  Particular thanks to Nolan Altman, coordinator of Holocaust files.

Nolan Altman
Coordinator - Holocaust Database
May 2011


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