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  • Lucyna Artymiuk
    http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/5110608/documents-trace-lives-of-jews-wor ldwide/ Documents trace lives of Jews worldwide October 29, 2008, 6:23 pm Related
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      Documents trace lives of Jews worldwide

      October 29, 2008, 6:23 pm

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      A genealogy website has brought the famed Schindler's List into the 21st century - putting it online to help potentially thousands of Jewish families to trace their personal history.

      Ancestry.com has obtained 26 million documents relating to Jewish history and placed them on the website, among them Schindler's List.

      The list, made famous by an Oscar-winning film, contains the names of almost 2,000 Jews working for Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who employed them in his factories in Poland and the Czech Republic in order to save them from being sent to Nazi concentration camps.

      Many of the documents are online for the first time - from photographs and immigration data to memorials offering first-hand accounts of the Holocaust and its aftermath. Also on the site are records about displaced Jews provided with food, medical care, clothing and emigration assistance.

      One database is a registry of more than one million Jews buried in thousands of cemeteries worldwide.


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