The World Memory Project

Wednesday, 11 January, 2012

USHMM and help to find information about lost relatives

Sol Finkelstein had no idea what happened to his father. In 1945, just days before liberation at Mauthausen concentration camp, Sol and his father were separated, and Sol never saw him again. Recently Sol's family contacted the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in hopes of finding more information about his father. The Museum discovered the date and place of Sol's fathers death. Unlike most Holocaust victims, Sol's father had received a proper burial, and Sol's family was able to visit his grave in Austria. Read more about Sol Finkelstein >>

Today many people are still looking for information about what happened to their loved ones during the Holocaust. They often contact USHMM, but also EHRI for help. USHMM has now started, in a partnership with, The World Memory Project. This project will help make information about lost relatives more searchable for survivors and their families.