New Projects!

Wow! Yesterday we released two new projects that I am very excited about, the Langenstein Zwieberge Concentration Camp Inmate Cards and Index of Jews Whose German Nationality was Annulled by Nazi Regime.  The records in each are historically and emotionally compelling. 

The cards in the Langenstein Zwieberge Concentration Camp Inmate Cards collection are somewhat difficult to read so you will likely need to adjust the brightness and contrast so you can read the names and dates found on them. (The cards are the size they are because they are cigarette cartons.)  Because of the difficulty in being able to view the cards and the number of cards on each image this project is rated as Average. 

In the Index of Jews Whose German Nationality was Annulled by Nazi Regime the cards are typed and easy to read.  Each card has one name and even though they are in German the form makes it easy to follow along to each field. 

I think you will be captivated by each collection and that was well worth taking the time to key at least one image set.

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I am keying the Langenstein Zwieberge Concentrationkamp cards. You are right, they make me very emotional. I have the feeling it was a hard labour camp, because so many nationalities including prisoners of war where there.

Please attach the project to the German board and not the General board.

My grandfather spent three years in a work camp outside of Paris called Compeigne. These records are compelling in so many ways. I hope we get more projects like this, because it is so hard to assemble family records from this period of time.

I would love to see new projects from Mexico, Central, and South America. I find all this history ver interesting and would love to see more! Thanks for the opportunity.

Truly meaningful. Yes it’s tough to get it all but one has the sense that you’re participating in a powerful and even cathardic process. Pretty cool. Did 30 cards today.

I have spent the last few days on the index card of annulled citizenships. The more I key the more disheartening it becomes. I stop to pause after each set and wonder how many, if any, of these people survived. Each one had a story, a life, a family, people who cared about them. I have keyed many names that are in my own genealogy and I stop to think of the tragedy hatred can bring to the world. I am grateful to be a part of this project as it has brought me perspective. Thank you.

My daughter (who is 10) and I were watching a programme on the TV last week about Auschwitz and what happened to the camp commandant after the war. She finds it hard to comprehend that people can be so evil as to persecute people for their religious beliefs. I believe that we should not forget those who perished as a result of the Nazi regime’s persecution and that it should be remembered so that it will not (hopefully) happen again. I have many friends whose family fled to Britain in the run up to the war and to hear their parents and grandparents talking of that time, makes my blood run cold. I applaud for taking the step of ensuring that these records are available to those who are trying to trace members of their families who went missing at that time. I haven’t attempted any at the moment, as I don’t feel that I am at a standard of keying to complete them, plus I don’t think I will be able to emotionally. Thank you again for allowing us the chance to take a peek at history.

Kay Gordon (aka Gnlgymd)