Jewish Arrivals In Switzerland, 1938-1945
Introduction by Peter Landé
This database contains records for 21,730 Jews who arrived in Switzerland between 1938 and 1945.
With Hitlerís rise to power in Germany, Anschluss, and the outbreak of World War II, European Jews sought to escape wherever they could, including Switzerland. The Swiss Government did not welcome these arrivals, but felt pressure at least to admit some of the persons who sought entry. When a person or family was admitted, extensive files were kept on their residence and activities inside the country.
This collection identifies 21,730 Jews who were admitted between 1938 and the end of WWII in 1945. The Swiss Government claims that it has no files on the numbers and names of persons who were denied admittance.
This database includes records for 21,730 Jews who arrived in Switzerland between 1938 and 1945. The fields for this database are as follows:
Note 1: Nationalities.
The information contained in this database was indexed from the files of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), RG-58.001M.
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.
Searching the Database
This database is searchable via JewishGen's Holocaust Database.
Last Update: 12 June 2010 by MFK