JewishGen Latvian Research Division Adds New Database: Passport Issuance Books 1919-1941

by Arlene BeareCo-Director of Latvian Research JewishGen Latvia Research Division has great news – the addition of a new database to Jewishgen.  The Passport Issuance Books 1919-1941 have been placed online by Family Search and I have extracted the Jewish entries for Jekabpils formerly Jakobstadt.  These were Internal Passports issued whenever a person wanted to […]

JewishGen’s New Holocaust Database Set Polish Victims of the Gardelegen Massacre

by Nolan Altman, Holocaust Database Coordinator JewishGen is pleased to announce that a new dataset has been added to the Holocaust Database: https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/ In April 1945, just before the end of the war, about 1,000 Jewish men and women, mostly Polish forced laborers, were brought to Gardalegen, Germany, an obscure town in central Germany.  The […]