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Auschwitz prisoners

Since 1991, the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum has been creating a database containing source data on the victims of the camp (445 163 entries in 2015). It is based on original SS records. It will probably never be possible to compile the names of all the people deported to Auschwitz, since the Archive holds only about ten percent of the documentation created in Auschwitz. The great majority of the records were destroyed on orders from the SS.

Berlin Directory for the Years 1799 to 1943

The Berlin Directory for the Years 1799 to 1943 has been completely digitalised and made available online. In addition to listings of public authorities, businesses and associations that were located in Berlin during these years, the directory contains above all listings of the residents of Berlin, organised by name and address. Only the heads of households, however, are listed in the directory. Thus the addresses of children and married women can be found only if the name of the father or husband is known. Identification is also difficult if a person has a very common name.

Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Déportation  - Livre-mémorial

Database with the names of 89390 people deported from France. The database contains also information about deportation lists.

Groß-Rosen: Database of the dead

This database contains a list of people who, in years 1940- 1945, died in the subcamp (AL Gross- Rosen), and then in the concentration camp Gross- Rosen (KL Gross- Rosen). Moreover, there are included documented names of former prisoners, who died immediately after the war in subcamps’ hospitals in Sowie Mountains (hospitals Blumenau, Bahhof, Stöhr, and Krankenheim).

Jewish Directory for Greater Berlin 1931

The directory, published in 1931, contains around 71,000 names. It remains unclear, however, on what basis the directory was compiled; in any case, only heads of households were included. Thus information about children and married women cannot be obtained from this directory.

The Memorial Book of the Federal Archives for the Victims of the Persecution of Jews in Germany (1933-1945)

This memorial book, prepared by the German Federal Archive, was republished in a significantly expanded edition in 2006. The book contains the names of German Jews who died from the consequences of Nazi persecution between 1933 and 1945 – not only through deportations from Germany or a country of emigration, but also through suicide as a result of Nazi persecution (ca. 150,000 entries). The online version of the memorial book has been continuously expanded since 2007 and now contains ca. 160,000 persons. It thus forms an important starting point for research on individuals.

Mémorial de la Shoah - Rechercher une personne (victime, résistant, Juste)

Since 1999, the Center for Contemporary Jewish documentation (CDJC) has endeavored to develop a list of the Jews who were victims of the Shoah in France.

Book of the Dead Sachsenhausen 1936 - 1945

Book of dead with 22,000 names of prisoners who died in Sachsenhausen concentration camp between 1936 and 1945 as a result of planned mass murder, direct physical abuse, or abysmal working and living conditions; each entry contains the name, date of birth, place of birth, prisoner number, date of death and place of death (as far as it is known).

Yad Vashem - The Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names

In this database the Israeli Holocaust Memorial Yad Vashem together with its partners has compiled and indexed millions of names and biographical information of Jews persecuted and murdered by the Nazis. Sources are historical and archival documents, memorial books, but also “Page of Testimony” forms that relatives of those murdered can fill out and send to the memorial. The testimony forms can be downloaded as PDFs.


Visual History Archive

The Visual History Archive is an online portal from USC Shoah Foundation that allows users to search through and view 53,000 audiovisual testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides that have been catalogued and indexed at the Institute. These testimonies were conducted in 62 countries and in 39 languages.

Voices of the Holocaust
The Voices of the Holocaust project provides a permanent digital archive of digitized, restored, transcribed, and translated interviews with Holocaust survivors conducted by Dr. David P. Boder in 1946 at different DP-camps.