Genealogy, the Holocaust & anti-Semitism
Genealogy, the Holocaust and anti-Semitism
World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust
This is an address for survivors who were children during the Holocaust. It has limited space for posting searches of lost relatives.
This is the website for a documentary film called "My Knees Were Jumping", shown in the USA in early 1999. It contains information about the Kindertransports of 1938-9. http://home.earthlink.net/~kinderfilm
The Kindertransport Association (KTA) was founded in 1990, one year after its "parent" organization, the British "Reunion of Kindertransport". KTA has a membership of about 700 former Kinder (including some second generation) out of an estimated 2,000 who emigrated to the USA from Britain after the war.
The Association can be contacted by emailing its president, Kurt Goldberger, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Book about Kindertransport
Men of Vision: Anglo-Jewry's Aid to Victims of the Nazi Regime 1933-1945 by Amy Zahl Gottlieb, published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson, The Orion Publishing Group Ltd., ISBN 0 297 84230 7 gives an account of the Kindertransport.
Chelmno death camp
For a list of the Jewish communities that were liquidated during the Holocaust in Chelmno, Poland, see http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Rue/4017/chelmno.htm
Nuremberg war crimes trials
This site is in the process of mounting the full proceedings of the trials of the major German war criminals, together with supporting documents and can be found at
Auschwitz identification numbers
The best source for Auschwitz Identification Numbers is the book "Auschwitz Chronicles". It identifies many of the number assignments by convoy arriving at Auschwitz and is therefore a valuable source for Holocaust survivor families when the family member does not recall which day s/he arrived at the camp.
Yad Vashem Hall of Names
Anyone can submit a memorial testimony page to Yad Vashem's Hall of Names. The pages, which are written to commemorate victims of the Holocaust , were mostly given by relatives of the victims, which means that, as well as being a memorial to the people who died, they are of value to genealogists.
To read more about the work of Yad Vashem, with a link to information about the Hall of Names, visit its website at http://www.yad-vashem.org.il/