Central Holocaust Victims Database

Yad Vashem (Israel’s Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority) recently launched The Central Holocaust Victims Database. This database lists about 3 million names of the 6 million Jews (and 11 million total) murdered by the Nazis. You can search for information about friends and family members or submit information about friends/family for the database. I put in the parents and siblings of a dear friend, rabbi and teacher of mine (who is the only person who grew up and lived in the town during the time the Nazis made it a ghetto to have survived – the rest of the town was mass murdered) and found his family. This is a valuable resource for remembering, honoring and educating.

May we learn the price of hatred and strive to remove hatred from the world.

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