Tracing Resources

International Tracing Service

The International Tracing Service (ITS) archive contains approximately 50 million digital images of documentation on 17.5 million victims of Nazism—people arrested, deported, killed, put to forced labor and slave labor, or displaced from their homes and unable to return at the end of the war. Due to mounting public pressure to allow easier access to the vital documentation housed at Bad Arolsen, the International Commission of the ITS recently signed a new agreement whereby scanned copies of the entire collection will be transferred to its 11 member states. Yad Vashem and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have webpages where survivors and their families tracing friends or family can submit requests that the records be searched.

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Tracing Resources at the Tauber Holocaust Library

Survivors in the United States

Benjamin and Vladka Meed, Registry of Jewish Holocaust Survivors 2000. Washington, DC: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in cooperation with The American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, 2000.
A registry of survivors in the United States updated periodically by reporting from survivors.


Kaiser, Anne and Ursula Krause-Schmitt. Das nationalsozialistische Lagersystem. Frankfurt: Zweitausendeins, 1990. A catalog of camps and prisons in Germany and German-occupied territories.

International Tracing Service. Gedenkbuch: Opfer der Verflognung der Juden Unter der Nationalsozialistischen Gewaltherrschaft in Deutschland, 1933-1945. Koblenz: Bundesarchiv, 1986.
A registry of names, birthdates, city of origin, deportation destination and date of death of victims who perished in the Holocaust in Germany.

International Tracing Service. Vorlaufiges Verzeichnis der Konzentrationslager und deren Aussenkommandos : sowie anderer Haftstatten unter dem Reichsfuhrer-SS in Deutschland und deutsch besetzten Gebieten (1933-1945) Arolsen, [1969].
A listing of the concentration camps and their external commands, as well as others under the Reichsfuhrer SS in Germany and German occupied areas.


Mémorial de la Déportation des Juifs de Belgique. New York, NY : Beate Klarsfeld Foundation, [1982]
A registry of names, birthdates and city of origin of Belgian victims of the Holocaust.


Memorial to the Jews Deported from France 1942-1944. New York: Beate and Serge Klarsfeld Foundation, 1983.
A registry of names, birthdates and city of origin of French victims of the Holocaust.


Vivlio mnimis. Athena : Ekdosi Kentrikou Israilitikou Symvouliou tis Ellados,: 1979.
Register of Greek victims of the Holocaust.


Names of Jewish Victims of Hungarian Labour Battalions. ; Names of Hungarian Jewish Women in the Stutthof Concentration Camp); Names of the Deported Jews from Hajdu County, Hungary.
A set of registries of Hungarian Jewry.


Rose Lerer Cohen and Saul Issroff. The Holocaust in Lithuania 1941-1945. Jerusalem: Gefen Publishing House, 2002.
Four volume registry of names of Lithuanian victims of the Holocaust, including information on places, deportations and other resources.


Gans, M. H. Memorboek: Platenatlas van het leven der joden in Nederland van de middeleeuwen tot 1940. Baarn: Bosch en Keuning, [1971].

Gans, M. H. Memorbook : History of Dutch Jewry from the Renaissance to 1940. Baarn: Bosch & Keuning, [1977]. History of Dutch Jews from the Renaissance to 1940 in Dutch and English.

In Memoriam. Sdu Uitgeverij Koninginnegracht, Den Haag 1995
A listing of the Jews of the Netherlands killed during the Holocaust.

Poland and Russia

Falstein, Louis. The martyrdom of Jewish physicians in Poland. [1st ed.]. New York: Published for Medical Alliance-Association of Jewish Physicians from Poland, by Exposition Press, [1964, 1963].
Listing of Jewish Physicians in Poland perished in Holocaust, along with a history of Jewish physicians and medical life both prewar and under the Nazis.

Mokotoff, Gary and Sallyann Amidur Sack. Where Once We Walked. Teaneck, NJ: Avotaynu, Inc., 1991.
A guide to Jewish communities destroyed in the Holocaust.

Voluntary Council for the Book of Remembrance, The Book of Remembrance (7 volumes).
Documents Soviet Jewish soldiers killed in battle 1941-1945.

Specific Camps and Ghettos

Tracing Resources at the Tauber Holocaust Library

Death Books from Auschwitz-Remnants, edited by State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau, KG Saur, München, 1995 Entries for death dates of Auschwitz prisoners from 17 July 1941 to 31 December 1943.

Gedenkbuch : Häftlinge des Konzentrationslagers Bergen-Belsen. [Celle] : Gedenkstätte Bergen-Belsen, 2005.
Register of names of 50,000 former prisoners at Bergen Belsen concentration camp.

Getto Litzmannstadt : Bilanz eines nationalsozialistischen Verbrechens, mit Deportations- und Totenlisten der aus dem Altreich stammenden Juden Frankfurt [am Main] : A. Diamant, 1986. Information about deportations to/from Lodz.

Terezin Memorial Book: Jewish Victims of Nazi Deportations from Bohemia and Moravia 1941-1945. Two Volumes.

Totenbuch Theresienstadt – Deportierte Aus Oesterreich Those deported to Terezin Concentration Camp from Austria, both deceased and survivors.

Vilnius Ghetto: List of Prisoners (Two volumes) Vilnius : Lietuvos Valstybinis Zydu muziejus, 1996-1998. Includes list of names of inhabitants of Vilnius Ghetto, and their addresses.

Web Resources

Yad Vashem
A central database of Shoah Victims’ Names is located on Yad Vashem’s website.

JewishGen Holocaust Database
JewishGen’s Holocaust Database is a collection of databases containing information about Holocaust victims and survivors. It incorporates 85 databases, which contain over 900,000 entries

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum – Name Lists Catalog

Yad Vashem’s Shoah-Related Lists Database
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Name Lists Catalog is a work in progress being created by the Registry of Survivors to assist research into the records of Holocaust survivors and victims. A database of lists of Holocaust-related names, the catalog contains thousands of listings for documents containing individual names from the Holocaust. This resource can assist in locating sources of information about individuals and places. Also available through Yad Vashem’s website.

World Memory Project
A collaboration between the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and online genealogical search site ancestry.comto provide the world’s largest online resource for information about individual victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution.

International Tracing Service
For a long time after the end of World War II, the main task of the International Tracing Service was to search for non-German persons who had become missing or had been displaced during the war and to help separated families in being reunited.

Search and Unite
Search and Unite is part of the website.
The English-language version of this website is being developed. It allows users to search for victims from Theresienstadt (Terezin) concentration camp by name or through a collection of digitized documents.

Joint Distribution Committee: Our Shared Legacy
This searchable collection of over 500,000 names documents the relief organization’s efforts during World War II and the postwar era in 24 countries.

The Czestochowa-Radomsko Area Research Group – Holocaust Records
The Czestochowa-Radomsko Area Research Group finds, translates, and types Holocaust survivor lists and death lists from around Poland. This database, which has over 1/4 million records so far, covers hundreds of towns, consisting of more than 100 separate projects.

Digital Monument to the Jewish Community in the Netherlands
An Internet monument dedicated to preserving the memory of all Jews persecuted during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, it includes a searchable database. Each individual has a separate page commemorating their life.

Prisoners at Auschwitz – Search
A collection of approximately 445,000 individual personal records.

The Documentation Center of Austrian Resistance (DÖW) — Shoah Victims Database
The DÖW website has a searchable database of Austrian victims of the Holocaust.

Searching Dachau Concentration Camp Records in One Step
A database initially developed by Jewishgen volunteers and then edited and revised by Peter Landé, this page allows a search of Dachau concentration camp records. The project is ongoing.

Beit Terezin
Beit Terezin maintains a card index and a computer database about Jews deported to Terezin (Theresienstadt). It is not online, but you can send an email request for information.

Memorial Book for the Victims of National Socialism at the University of Vienna in 1938
A searchable, online database of victims of Nazi persecution from the University of Vienna.

Avoytanu Publishing
Selected portions of the book How to Document Victims and Locate Survivors of the Holocaust.
The print version of the book is also available in the reference section of the Holocaust Center’s library.

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