Thursday, 17 July 2014

UK Holocaust and related records on Ancestry

Three smallish dataset are added to Ancestry by way of resources from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

Great Britain, Holocaust Records From The Religious Society of Friends, 1933-1942 (USHMM)
contains 5,291 records, an index of committee minutes and correspondence that often named refugees and described the situation of refugees from continental Europe fleeing persecution and war.

UK, Selected Records Relating to Kindertransport, 1938-1939 (USHMM) (in German) contains
2,179 records, an index to lists of children who were transported from Germany through Kindertransport, as well as some adult emigrants. The index also references Quaker minutes, reports, and correspondence, as well as some travel documents.

UK, Holocaust Records from the British Federation of University Women, 1938-1951 (USHMM)
contains 2,656 records, an index to the records of the British Federation of University Women during and after World War II, when it provided aid to Jewish and other foreign refugees. In it are minutes of meetings where you’ll find accountings of funds allocated to individuals and to specific relief projects, progress reports, lists of applicants seeking aid or employment, lists of children, employment of foreign doctors, and requests for food and clothing.

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