Courtesy of our partners Arolsen Archives and USC Shoah Foundation
Explore the records in these collections at no cost.
Ancestry® is eternally grateful to our partners at Arolsen Archives and USC Shoah Foundation for entrusting us with these incalculably important collections. Arolsen Archives is an organization dedicated to documenting National Socialist persecution and the lives of the liberated survivors. USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education develops empathy, understanding and respect through testimony, using its Visual History Archive of more than 55,000 video testimonies, award-winning IWitness education program, and the Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Examples of what you’re likely
to find in these collections:
Lists of displaced persons, in most cases
traveling from a resettlement camp to a final
destination, often the US.
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.
USC Shoah Foundation,
Holocaust – Jewish Survivor
Records relating to information from Holocaust survivor audiovisual interviews collected and preserved within the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive®