Jewish museums team up to create new tool for researching Holocaust victims


January 21, 2022

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — In a boon for scholars and amateur researchers, records from Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust authority, are now publicly available through JewishGen, the largest online Jewish genealogy resource of its kind.

The agreement announced Tuesday by Yad Vashem and New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage/A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, an affiliate of JewishGen, provides easy access to millions of names commemorated in Yad Vashem’s database.

“Pages of Testimony,” documents collected by Yad Vashem since the 1950s, include the names, biographical details and, when possib...

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