Establish the context

This guide was last updated in 2009

When you have found records relevant to your family, you might wish to investigate more fully the circumstances in which they found themselves, and to fit personal stories into their wider historical context.

A vast amount of excellent information is available at the Yad Vashem site. Have a look at the resource centre on the website and search by keyword to find information relevant to you.

Another useful resource is the Yizkor Books series, a collection of more than 100 books of articles, memories and photographs compiled by survivors, each one specific to a particular town or geographical area. Have a look at their website, which allows you to find the most relevant of the books to any given name.

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