Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce that the Krakow Ghetto Register is now online. The computerization of these 18,000+ records was a cooperative effort by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Gesher Galicia. The information for the database comes from the Document Archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The collection consists of registration forms for the Jewish inhabitants of Krakow, Poland, which were created under the direction of the Jewish community in Krakow in response to a Nazi order, mostly during July and August 1940. No forms were made for children under the age of 15. The database is a finding aid to the registration forms.
Every year on Yom HaShoah people gather to remember the victims. Among them will be some survivors, each year fewer and fewer. he blurred lines of a serial number on a forearm are the image of the Holocaust. The tattoos of the survivors symbolize the brutality of the concentration camps. No official document identifies the people who were subjected to having these numbers tattooed on their arms. Gabriella Y. Karin, a sculptor and Holocaust survivor, began the Auschwitz Tattoo Numbers Photography Project to create a visual catalog that identifies the survivors of Auschwitz. This project is trying to make a visual documentation of this barbaric happening. Please help assemble information about as many people as can be reached.
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