J asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 7 years ago

Info on a Belgian Jew killed in the Holocaust?

I'm trying to find any information on my partner's Grandfather who was a Jew living in Belgium at the onset of WWII and went into hiding, but was found and, presumably, killed. What organization could I contact to hopefully search for information on him???

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  • LeKat!
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    7 years ago
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    These are some suggestions made by the Jewish Virtual Library. My personal recommendation is that you contact Yad Vashem first.

    American Red Cross Holocaust Victims Tracing Center

    The Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center is a national clearinghouse for persons seeking the fates of loved ones missing since the Holocaust and its aftermath. The center assists U.S. residents searching for proof of internment, forced/slave labor, or evacuation from former Soviet territories on themselves or family members.

    The U.S. Holocaust Museum

    The U.S. Memorial Holocaust Museum maintains a registry and lots of other valuable information on tracing family lost in the Holocaust, but you have to go there to use it. You can even use their computer while you visit the Museum to find people who have registered with them. For more information, contact:

    U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

    100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW

    Washington, DC 20024-2150

    (202) 479-9712


    Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum

    The Israeli memorial keeps a central registry of Holocaust victims in Jerusalem. The Pages of Testimony at the Hall of Names documents more than 3,000,000 Holocaust victims and is a good resource. A database has been created and is expected to be online in the near future to search their records. For now, you can contact them at their site: http://www.yadvashem.org/

    They will need the family name, place and, if possible, date of birth and any other pertinent information you may have. If you know of victims of the Holocaust that are not registered, you can register them.


    Yad Vashem

    P.O.Box 3477

    Jerusalem 91034,


    DNA Shoah Project

    The DNA Shoah Project aims to establish a genetic database of Holocaust survivors and their immediate descendants in an effort to reunite families torn apart by the Shoah. DNA is collected painlessly, with a simple cheek swab and there is no cost to participate.


    Jewish Geneology

    A number of sites are listed in our bibliography of web sites for searching geneological records. JewishGen is particularly good for searches related to the Holocaust. They offer a Holocaust Registry that allows you to search your family name and any town you think they may have lived in. You will also get contact information on the researchers that have found and registered the information you recovered. See also the JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database, which indexes the names of persons in the necrologies — the lists of Holocaust martyrs — published in the Yizkor Books appearing on the JewishGen Yizkor Book Translation Project. This database is only an index of names; it directs researchers back to the Yizkor Book itself, where more complete information may be available.

    Search and Unite

    David Lewin's Search and Unite web site attempts to help the many people who suspect that, despite the passage of so many years, someone may still exist somewhere “out there.”

    Nation's Memory Institute

    A public institution, created by the Act of the National Council of the Slovak Republic to disclose documents about the persecutions, carried out by the Nazist or communist security agencies to individual applicants.

    Ústav pamäti národa (Nation's Memory Institute)

    Košická 52

    P.O.Box 87

    820 05 Bratislava

    Slovak Republic

    Email: info@upn.gov.sk

    Web. http://www.upn.gov.sk/?lang=en

    Source(s): https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holoc... I hope you find him, -kat
  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial institute in Israel, collects as much information as it can on all the victims of the Holocaust. Look at their website to find out how to get information on individuals.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Yad Vashem has a database you could try.

  • 7 years ago

    Try the Simon Wiesenthal Center in LA, www.wiesenthal.com, they act as a Holocaust resource.

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  • 7 years ago

    Ancestry.com has many of the Holocaust victim information incluiding transport lists, etc.

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