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               YAD VASHEM HALL OF NAMES - Email Search
                                                   A JewishGen InfoFile

By Bernard I. Kouchel

YAD VASHEM, Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, Jerusalem, is
the world's principal repository for information about the Holocaust. A
special memorial known as the HALL OF NAMES houses the manuscipt
collection known as PAGES OF TESTIMONY.

The main purpose of the HALL OF NAMES is to gather information on
Holocaust victims and to preserve their memory. Here are recorded
PAGES OF TESTIMONY, with the names and biographical details of Jews who
perished in the Holocaust. Registration includes name of victim; names
of parents and spouse; date and place of birth; circumstances of death;
name and address of submitter. Pages of Testimony are in the process of
being computerized, but it is a slow, arduous task.

Of special value to genealogists are 1) biographical details of the
victim and 2) the name/address of the submitter, usually a relative. To
locate a current address for submitter or descendant, contact Search
Bureau for Missing Relatives. Email to  for InfoFile
with more details.

Searches will be made for specific individuals only (not surnames only).
The following *minimum information* is necessary: Last name, first name,
permanent place of residence (town and country before the war). Provide
all the additional information that you know.

Expectations should not be too high, for many victims have not been
registered in their files.

   1. *Last name:*
   2. *First name:*
   3.  Previous name: (nee for a woman)
   4.  Birth date or approximate age:
   5.  Sex:
   6.  Family status: (married or single)
   7.  Birth place and country:
   8.  Victim's mother: First name, Married name:
   9.  Victim's father: First name, Last name:
  10.  Victim's spouse: First name, Last name:
  11. *Permanent residence:* (town & country before the war):
  12.  Wartime residence, place and country:
  13.  Victim's occupation/profession:
  14.  Date/year of death:
  15.  Death place & circumstances of death:

  16.  Relationship to victim:
  17. *Your full name:*
  18. *Your postal address:*
  19.  Your email address:

There is a modest fee:

- $5 for the first search/name (includes staff time, mail expense,
  photocopy if any and/or Page of Testimony blank form if no previous
  record is found).

- $2 for every additional search/name (includes staff time, photocopy
  and/or blank forms).

Payment should be sent by check to YAD VASHEM. They will mail receipt
for $15 or more; if lesser amount and receipt desired, please specify.

Help to further document the extent of the Holocaust by recording each
name you know on a PAGE OF TESTIMONY that will become part of the
archives at YAD VASHEM in Jerusalem. Submit the name of each victim on a
separate PAGE OF TESTIMONY (special acid-free form) obtained from your
synagogue or genealogy society, or by calling toll free in U.S. to
1-800-756-2657. You may also mail/e-mail to YAD VASHEM for blank PAGE OF
TESTIMONY forms, available in 12 languages. There is no charge for the
blank forms.

The JGS of Broward County Florida has a supply of the acid-free forms.
Send 8-1/2x11 SASE to POB 17251, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33318 for copies.

The HALL OF NAMES does not have a survivors registry. Search the
computer database known as "Benjamin and Vladka Meed Registry of Jewish
Holocaust Survivors" at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington
D.C. Also see _National Registry of Jewish Holocaust Survivors_
available worldwide at major Jewish and Holocaust libraries.

o   Yad Vashem
    Martyr's and Hero's Remembrance Authority
    P.O.B. 3477
    Jerusalem, Israel

o   e-mail:
    (Subject: HALL OF NAMES)

o   www:
    (World Wide Web, online form)

A draft of this file was reviewed for correctness
by Alex Avraham, Hall of Names, 27 Feb 1996.
Copyright 1996 by JewishGen, Inc.

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