Imagine living for 65 years not knowing what happened to a family member during the Holocaust and then suddenly discovering the truth in a document you never knew existed.
Millions of documents survived the Nazis' attempts to obliterate human history, and many of these records are preserved in the Museum's collections. Now the Museum is partnering with Ancestry.com to create the World Memory Project so more families can discover what happened to loved ones victimized by the Nazis during one of the darkest chapters in human history.
How can you help? Using Ancestry.com technology anyone, anywhere, can contribute to this effort by simply entering information from historical records, one fact at a time, into searchable databases that will become available for free on the Web. In time, we hope the World Memory Project will be the largest online resource for information about the millions of victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution.
At this time of remembrance, this is one easy thing you can do that could mean the world to someone else:
By contributing just a few minutes of your time, you can help restore the identity of a mother, a father, or a child that the Nazis tried to erase from history—and even create the chance for future family connections that transcend war and time.
Every family who lost a loved one deserves to know the truth. The World Memory Project helps preserve the truth and make it accessible to victims and their families. I hope you will join us in this effort.