Genealogy is like a jigsaw puzzle, but you don't have the box top, so you don't know what the picture is supposed to look like. As you start putting the puzzle together, you realize some pieces are missing, and eventually you figure out that some of the pieces you started with don't actually belong to this puzzle. I'll help you discover the right pieces for your puzzle and assemble them into a picture of your family.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Auschwitz Prisoner Photos
More than 30,000 of these photographs have survived, out of what must have been a much larger number. They are held at the Auschwitz Museum. There is no public inventory of the photos, but a little more than 2,000 have been shared with the International Tracing Service, Yad Vashem, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Auschwitz Museum also permitted Giuseppe Zambon to publish more than 600 photos in a book, Auschwitz: Abels Gesichter.
A searchable database with 2,255 names is now available on Steve Morse's One-Step Website. This database includes the names from Auschwitz: Abels Gesichter and from the photos that have been shared. The data were assembled by Peter Landé of Washington, D.C. Information on how to order copies of photos is given on the site.
Mr. Landé hopes to add more information to the database when possible.
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