“For the dead and the living,
we must bear witness.”

- Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust Survivor

history, together.

Ancestry® is eternally grateful to our partners at Arolsen Archives for entrusting us with this incalculably important collection. Arolsen Archives is an organization dedicated to documenting National Socialist persecution and the lives of the liberated survivors.

The Records of the Holocaust

Examples of what you’re likely
to find in this collection:

Passenger Lists

Lists of displaced persons, in most cases
traveling from a resettlement camp to a final
destination, often the US.

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Lists of Those Persecuted

Registers of people living in Germany who were persecuted by public institutions and corporations. Some of these records include details on those who died, including burial information.

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An introduction to the collection.

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of your Jewish family history.

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This Great Big Story captures how Ancestry and the Arolsen Archives came together over a unified vision to preserve history by making Holocaust records available.