The Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos 1933-1945 Volume II (parts A,B) was
recently published by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The book
includes 200 more ghettos than previously believed existed. This is part of
a long-term effort to document every site of organized Nazi persecution.
Researchers and writers scoured the world to find new witnesses, study
archives that opened after the fall of Communism and survivors texts and
testimonies. Holocaust scholar Laurence Langer notes more Jews died during
World War II in Poland and the western Soviet Union - today's Ukraine,
Belarus and Lithuania - than the estimated 1 million gassed in Auschwitz.
This new volume covers ghettos from Moscow to today's German border, and St.
Petersburg to Yalta, in Ukraine.
The first volume (parts A,B) was published several years ago and the rest of
seven volume is expected to be completed in the next decade tracking more
than 20,000 sites of wartime persecution of both Jews and non-Jews. The
next volume will cover camps and ghettos run by states aligned with Nazi
Germany like Vichy France, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia, Italy and
The genealogy community will benefit from the 40 page names index of
approximately 8,000 names indexed alphabetically by family name.
Thank you to AP writer Randy Herschaft for alerting us to this story
To read more see: http://yhoo.it/Jm9v7B
I have no affiliation with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and am posting
this for information for genealogists who are researching the holocaust.
Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee