PAGES OF TESTIMONY: REMEMBERING VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS
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.