PAGES OF TES­TI­MONY: RE­MEM­BER­ING VIC­TIMS AND SUR­VIVORS

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Pages of Tes­ti­mony are or­gan­ised by Yad Vashem ( The World Holo­caust Re­mem­brance Cen­ter) and com­mem­o­rate Jews who were mur­dered dur­ing the Holo­caust or in the months fol­low­ing the lib­er­a­tion of the camps. You can search Yad Vashem’s on­line data­base ( yvng.yad­vashem.org) to see if in­for­ma­tion about vic­tims in your fam­ily has al­ready been recorded.

Yad Vashem has col­lected and recorded the names and bi­o­graph­i­cal de­tails of 4.5 mil­lion Holo­caust vic­tims and is look­ing for help to re­cover the iden­ti­ties of the nearly 1.5 mil­lion vic­tims that re­main. The in­for­ma­tion col­lected is recorded on Pages of Tes­ti­mony, where every vic­tim gets their own sep­a­rate page (see page 55).

If, dur­ing your re­search, you come across a Holo­caust vic­tim that you think hasn’t yet been in­cluded you should con­sider sub­mit­ting a Page of Tes­ti­mony for them, so they won’t be for­got­ten. You don’t have to be a close rel­a­tive of the vic­tim to com­plete a Page of Tes­ti­mony and you can send the in­for­ma­tion to Yad Vashem by com­plet­ing the on­line form found at yvng. yad­vashem.org or by down­load­ing the form and send­ing it in by post.

Yad Vashem col­lects in­for­ma­tion from all around the world and par­tic­u­larly en­cour­ages peo­ple to share pho­tos of Holo­caust vic­tims. They also en­cour­age in­for­ma­tion about any Jews that suf­fered per­se­cu­tion but sur­vived the war to be reg­is­tered on a Shoah Sur­vivors and Refugees Reg­is­tra­tion Form ( www.yad­vashem.org/ down­loads# sur­vivors). The web­site hosts count­less other data­bases, ac­ces­si­ble Holo­caust his­tory ma­te­ri­als, Shoah tes­ti­monies, e-learn­ing, films, doc­u­ments and other in­for­ma­tion.

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