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Holocaust Research, Education, and Remembrance Online: Genealogy

This guide outlines online resources for Holocaust education and remembrance, including research, curriculum, and multimedia resources.


Are you researching the history of an individual or family in the Holocaust?


The websites listed here are useful for genealogy research.

Sefer Telz page 192

Pictured: "Zelig Katz, his wife Alla, and their daughter Yokheved-Devorah". Sefer Telz (1984).



Ackman and Ziff Family Genealogy Institute (Center for Jewish History)

Reference and genealogical resources for the Center’s comprehensive collections.


Ancestry Library Edition

Vital records database with 200+ Holocaust-related collections.


Arolsen Archives: International Center on Nazi Persecution

Online archive and international inquiry center for victims of Nazi persecution.


Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute

Research institute for Polish Jewry, specializing in genealogy.

Free search engine for Central and Eastern European directories and yizkor books. 

Jewish genealogy site, with Holocaust database, yizkor book database and translations.


Joint JDC Archives (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee)

Extensive archival collections including documents and media, partially searchable by database.



Mapping the Lives (Tracing the Past)

interactive database with street maps of the persecuted in Europe 1933–1945.




Yad Vashem - Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names

Names and biographical details for Jews murdered by the Nazis and their accomplices.