12 July 2007

JewishGen: Holocaust Database additions

Some 500,000 new records have been added to the JewishGen Holocaust Database announced JewishGen's editor-in-chief Warren Blatt.

With more than 100 datasets, it offers 1.6 million entries about Holocaust victims and survivors.

Eight new datasets include:

Jewish Refugees in Tashkent: 152,000 Soviet Union Jewish refugees evacuated to Tashkent and other localities in Uzbekistan (1941-1942).

Claims Conference - Hungary: More than 135,000 names of Hungarian Jews collected by the Conference on Jewish Material claims Against Germany, from records in the Central Zionist Archives and Yad Vashem.

Claims Conference - Romania: More than 140,000 names of Romanian Jews, collected by the Conference on Jewish Material claims Against Germany, from records in the Central Zionist Archives and Yad Vashem.

Flossenberg Prisoner Lists: More than 18,334 prisoners interned in Flossenberg Concentration Camp in Germany, including Jews from Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland.

Polish medical questionnaires: 2,000 Jewish medical personnel in Galicia and environs (1940-42) collected during the German occupation, sometimes containing extensive information about family, occupation, and education.

Who Perished on the Struma? More than 700 names of Jewish refugees attempting to get to Palestine and who perished when the ship sank.

Hungarian Jewish Survivors in Buchenwald: Data on 707 Hungarian Jewish survivors from Buchenwald concentration camp.

The Twentieth Train: Records of 567 deportees who boarded a transport train ambushed on the way to Auschwitz in 1943.

Bergen-Belsen to Philippeville, Algeria (UNRRA Camp):
200 Jews arrived - in a prisoner exchange - at the UNNRA refugee camp (Philippeville, Algeria) in 1945. Most held passports from countries in North and South America.

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