- 1945-1946 (Creation)
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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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