It’s time to celebrate!

Today marks the one year anniversary of the World Memory Project!  In 365 days this is what you have accomplished:

You have done a lot toward our goal of  building the largest free online resource for information about victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution during World War II.   THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed to these projects!

“We have accomplished more than we anticipated in our first year, and we are grateful to the dedicated contributors who are making victims’ information searchable for free,” says World Memory Project director Lisa Pearl.  “But there are many more records to be indexed, and we are in a race against time to help survivors and victims’ families discover missing loved ones and facts about their past,” she adds.


If you would like to participate in the World Memory Project look for the projects that start with USHMM.  Whether you key tens or thousands of records your contributions make a difference!



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Here is the post Crista wrote a year ago introducing the World Memory Project,

I joined Ancestry 1 year ago to help with the World Memory Project. I little realized how involved I would become. I spend hours every day keying projects especially for the USHMM. This has to be the most important thing people can do to help the survivors and victims regain their families. I am very grateful for having this chance to help others.

I also joined a year ago because of the Holocaust records. The first set that I worked on was the Illegal Immigration to Palestine. That was completed a while ago. When will that be available for searching?

@patricia: I have heard “in a couple months”

dosn’t time fly. Is it really a year ago? I mostly work on German language projects and I must say I find I learn so much history from working on the Holocaust records. I was born and grew up in the after War Germany and my mother sometimes hinted at that part of the History and told personal stories, but as a young person I had no concept of the tragedy that occured. To honour the vixtoms we can keep their memory alive.

I’ve joined the World Memory Project last December and been very active entering information mainly from the Krakow project; my father is a Polish Holocaust survivor and although not from Krakow I felt that I have to do this for other survivors. I am hoping to come across some documentation from where he is from. Also, I wanted to share with you that every time I see a picture on these documents I am really wondering what these people went throu and what was their fate…really sad. Of course, I think about it for each name I see too but when I see a picture it is more vivid. Thank you and good job to everyone that has been volunteering!