Holocaust Resources Online

Jewish Genealogy Society of

Long Island (JGSLI)

Selected Holocaust Related

Database Websites


            General Sites

 1)               Host: Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel

Database Name: The Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names

Website Address: http://db.yadvashem.org/names/search.html?language=en

Description: Pages of Testimony submissions, ability to search names of victims as well as those who submitted the information.

2)        Host: US Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), Washington, D.C.

Database Name: The Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center

Website Address: http://www.ushmm.org/remember/the-holocaust-survivors-and-victims-resource-center

Description: Names from surviving documents for town census, transport, forced labor, concentration camps, survivors, etc.

3)               Host: JewishGen, Inc. Virtual / New York, NY

Database Name: Holocaust Database

Website Address: http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/holocaust/

Description: Names from surviving documents for town census, transport, forced labor, concentration camps, survivors, etc.

Database Name: Yizkor Book Project

Website Address: http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/

Description: Information and selected translations for Yizkor books (including necrologies) and other town memorial sources.

4)               Host: New York Public Library, Dorot Division, New York, NY

Database Name: Yizkor Books Online

Website Address: http://legacy.www.nypl.org/research/chss/jws/yizkorbookonline.cfm

Description: Scanned copies of a wide selection of known Yizkor books in Hebrew, Yiddish and some English translations.

5)               Host: Avotatnu, Inc. Virtual / New Haven, CT

Database Name: How to Document Victims and Locate Survivors of the Holocaust

Website Address: http://www.avotaynu.com/holocaust/index.html

Description:  Selected chapters from the originally published volume by the same name.

6)               Host: University of Southern California Shoah Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Database Name: Visual History Archive

Website Address: http://sfi.usc.edu/

Description:  Recorded interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust.

7)               Host: Joint Distribution Committee, Virtual

Database Name: Our Shared Legacy & Photo Gallery

Website Address: http://archives.jdc.org/sharedlegacy/search-names/

Description:  Names index of those helped by JDC during and after the Holocaust and photographs from the same period.

8)               Host: Das Bundesarchiv (German Federal archives)

Database Name: Memorial Book

Website Address: http://www.bundesarchiv.de/gedenkbuch/directory.html

Description:  Victims of the Persecution of Jews under the National Socialist Tyranny in Germany 1933 – 1945

Country Listings

(We recommend you do a general Internet search for the countries or areas of interest.)

9)               Host: The Documentation Center of Austrian Resistance (DÖW), Vienna, Austria

Database Name: Shoah Victims Database

Website Address: http://www.doew.at/english

Description: Approximately 64,000 Austrian victims of the Holocaust.

10)            Host: Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris, France

Database Name: Mémorial de la Shoah

Website Address: http://www.memorialdelashoah.org/index.php/en/

Description: French victims, deaths in French camps and resistance fighters.

11)            Host: Center For Judaic Studies of the University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

Database Name: Latvian Holocaust Jewish Names Project

Website Address: http://archives.jdc.org/sharedlegacy/search-names/

Description:  Approximately 70,000 Holocaust victims from the Latvian Jewish Community.

12)            Host: Digital Monument to the Jewish Community in the Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Database Name: Various pages (Run a search for “Holocaust”)

Website Address: http://www.joodsmonument.nl/?lang=en

Description: Family and general pages of victims from the Netherlands

Concentration Camp Records

(We recommend you do a general Internet searches for the camps of interest.)

13)            Host: Memorial and Museum – Auschwitz-Birkenau, Oświęcim, Poland

Database Name: Archive – Individual Prisoner Records

Website Address: http://en.auschwitz.org/m/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=528&Itemid=32

Description: General information on the camp and history along with selected data on individual prisoners.

14)            Host: Terezín Memorial, Virtual

Database Name: Various including Flossenbürg, Mauthausen, Ravensbrück, and Terezín

Website Address: http://www.pamatnik-terezin.cz/en/history-collection-research/jmenne-vyhledavace-byvalych-veznu-en?lang=en

Description: Various databases of camp inmates, transports and other related source material.


Prepared: April, 2014