The Museum’s Database of Holocaust Survivor and Victim Names contains records on people persecuted during World War II under the Nazi regime including Jews, Roma and Sinti, Poles and other Slavic peoples, Soviet prisoners of war, persons with disabilities, political prisoners, trade union leaders, "subversive" artists, those Catholic and Lutheran clergy who were seen as opponents of the regime, resisters, Jehovah's Witnesses, male homosexuals, and criminal offenders, among others. Learn more about the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution.
It brings together information from the Museum’s collections, as well as from other organizations, about individual survivors and victims into one search tool.
Research Names Online
To find out information about your family or others persecuted under the Nazi regime, you can search in two ways below. Around 60 percent of the name data and resources included in the database are available online. To access the full database, visit the Museum.
Search for Names
The database contains millions of names of individuals persecuted under the Nazi regime. If a name is linked to a document, you can submit a request to have the document e-mailed to you.
Search for Lists of Names
You can also search through lists and other sources of names. The database includes a broad range of historical documents including census records, registration forms, ghetto inhabitant lists, death lists, concentration camp or displaced persons camp lists, and more.
Research Names at the Museum
The Museum’s Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center is located on the second floor of the Museum. It is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for federal holidays and Yom Kippur. At the Museum, you can access the full Database of Holocaust Survivor and Victim Names, the ITS Digital Archive, the Benjamin and Vladka Meed Registry of Holocaust Survivors, and other Museum resources.