Holocaust identification project launches

By mattelton, 13 April 2011 - 11:08am

A project to trace hundreds of children who were displaced by the Holocaust has been launched by a major American museum

Wednesday 13 April 2011
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Grussman lived in a camp in Bavaria after the war © United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

A project to trace hundreds of children who were displaced by the Holocaust has been launched by a major American museum.

The campaign, run by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, is calling for information about more than 1,100 children depicted in a series of photographs available to view online at www.ushmm.org/remember me. The images were taken by relief agencies at refugee camps and children’s homes across Europe at the end of the Second World War, and were provided by a number of archives and museums across the US.

Each photo shows the child holding a placard bearing their name or, where this information was not available, their nationality and age. The site also includes a list of all of the children featured in the photographs, which can be browsed by surname.

“The numbers of even the youngest of the survivors and eyewitnesses of the Nazi era are dwindling, making it crucial to capture their testimonies as soon as possible,” says director of the museum’s Survivors and Victims Resource Centre, Dr Lisa Yavnai. “By doing so, we will record and memorialise these experiences for future generations.”

 

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The photographs are available to view on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website

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