Dear JewishGen Community,
JewishGen greatly appreciates that the Kamp Westerbork organization has permitted JewishGen to add more than 101,500 records to the JewishGen Holocaust Database. The original source records came from the Oorlogsarchief Rode Kruis, NIOD, Stadsarchief Amsterdam, Stadsarchief Rotterdam, Drents Archief and Gemeente Midden-Drenthe, along with other local and regional archives.
JewishGen’s Holocaust Database (HDB) can be accessed at https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/. The database includes data from a variety of sources including museums, websites, historical organizations, individual researchers, and archives.
This update brings the Holocaust Database holdings to more than 3.8 million records, with more than 380 component data sets.
Since 2000, the Camp Westerbork Memorial Centre has been working on the ‘A Name and a Face’ database, containing the names of as many victims as possible. By entering and combining data from transport lists, death certificates and numerous other sources, it became possible to reduce the error margins substantially, to draw up family trees and to make reconstructions. Many archives in the Netherlands and abroad have been consulted to this end. Thanks to the efforts of many volunteers and intensive collaboration with the Digital Jewish Monument, they have been able to add many victims to the list. They have also been able to remove many, as several sources from the first, chaotic post-War years tell us that some death certificates were falsely issued.
The data set consists of 101,560 Westerbork victims deported from the Netherlands. Details include Surname, Given Name, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death, and Place of Death. For a more complete description of the set, notes on the data fields, and credit given to those that created the collection, click here.
Finally, if you are in a position to do so (and have not already), please consider making a financial contribution in support of our important work. A gift of any amount will make a real difference as we approach the end of 2021. (Gifts of $100 or more will qualify for premium Features). You can easily donate by clicking here. Thank you in advance for your support, and wishing you much success as you search these new records.
Director of Data Acquisition
Coordinator of Holocaust Database