The Tower of Faces
For more than two decades, the Museum has been working to collect and make accessible to survivors, their families, researchers, and the public information on the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution. The Museum played a crucial role in making the International Tracing Service Archive’s millions of pages of data on Nazi victims available.The Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center’s mission is to ensure that the individual experiences of survivors and victims of the Holocaust and Nazi-era persecution are collected, preserved and disseminated for future generations. As part of its duties, the Resource Center set up a Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database that centralizes information from the Museum’s collections about individuals to researchers and survivors.
The Resource Center is currently employing Web-based “crowdsourcing” in two projects: with partner Ancestry.com, to index select Museum collections and enable searches by name; and to establish the identities of more than 1,100 displaced children photographed by relief workers immediately after the Holocaust.