Series D - Survivor and Victim List Collection

Booklet listing survivors published by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Jerusalem 'Lakkarow w'Larahok', Ha'aretz, Special Edition, 19 May 1946, Refugees arrivi... 'Lakkarow w'Larahok', Ha'aretz, Special Edition, 23 May 1946, Refugees arrivi... List of Lithuanian Jews who were murdered in the German concentration camps List No. 2 of Jewish Survivors in Rovno List No. 3 of deportees repatriated in Marseille List of state authorised Jewish displaced persons repatriated in Malines / Mechelen in Brussels b... List of immigrants from Roumanis who reached Palestine on January 11th 1945 Four lists of displaced persons arriving in Palestine from Geneva, Barcelona, Algiers, Naples List of Jewish survivors in Volyn Ivenetz, Belarus
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ZA UCT BC1556_D

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Survivor and Victim List Collection

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  • 1945-1946 (Creation)

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100 items

Archival history

The specific assortment of papers listed here was found in the Schoonder Street Synagogue and donated anonymously to the Cape Town Holocaust Centre in 2011.

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The following is an assortment of listings of survivors of the Nazi regime in the immediate post-war period. It serves as an example of the efforts to reunite families and accounts for the missing victims of the Second World War.

Such listings were distributed worldwide - including the Jewish community in Cape Town - and throughout South Africa. Similar lists can be found in various collections, enabling the accessibility of such humanitarian efforts in the wake of the war. These have since been broadly consolidated through the online Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This includes the papers of the Jewish Agency for Palestine Search Bureau for Missing Relatives in Jerusalem (Relatives Information Service) and the selected records of the World Jewish Congress. Similar lists were compiled and distributed by numerous Jewish community based and relief aid organisations in France, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, USA, Palestine and South Africa.

Some of the lists provide information related to individuals who were murdered in concentration camps, but most of the lists provide information related to those who survived in different locations. The listings are mostly sorted according to their original order of distribution. The lists are in Hebrew, English, French, German and Italian.

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The listings are mostly sorted according to their original order of distribution.

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  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian

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Complete records for the Relatives Information Service / Bureau are held at the Central Zionist Archives in Jerusalem. For further information visit their collections here: http://www.zionistarchives.org.il/en/collections/Pages/Default.aspx

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Researchers should make reference to the website of the Central Zionist Archives for further documentation related to the Relatives Information Service / Bureau. Personal files (S104P) and correspondence files (S104) provide evidence of correspondence with Zionist bodies in South Africa and information related to the processes and workings of this Bureau, including how the lists of survivors were distributed, and how they reached South Africa.

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