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Polish Survivors Found in Hungary - April 18, 1946
Introduction by Peter Landé


This is a small collection, put together by the World Jewish Congress, with 639 names of Polish Jews found in Hungary immediately after the war. Some of them had fled from Poland to Hungary to escape deportations to death camps in Poland. In other cases, there is no explanation as to how/why they ended up in Hungary.

The material consists of family and given name, year and place of birth and last residence. An unusual addition to this list is the motherís given and maiden name.

Since most of these survivors entered the postwar displaced persons system, using USHMM and Bad Arolsen databases, in many cases it is possible to establish their final destination. If individual research problems arise you may send an inquiry to and he will try to assist.


This database includes 639 Polish survivors.

The fields for this database are as follows:

  • Number
  • Surname
  • Given Name
  • Year of Birth
  • 1939 Residence
  • Motherís Surname
  • Motherís Given Name


This list of Polish Jews in Hungary was produced by the World Jewish Congress April 18, 1946. It is one list in an extensive collection ( of lists of liberated persons held at the International Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen, Germany. The list was created by Carol Oliver, as JewishGen volunteer.

In addition, thanks to JewishGen Inc. for providing the website and database expertise to make this database accessible. Special thanks to Avrami Groll for his continued contributions to Jewish genealogy. Particular thanks to Nolan Altman, Director of Special Projects and Coordinator of JewishGenís Holocaust Database files and for creating this database from the source material.

Nolan Altman
Director of Special Projects - Holocaust Collection
July 2020

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