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Research an Individual

Getting Started

The online research request form takes five to ten minutes to complete. It is made up of four sections:

  • Part 1: Who are you?

  • Part 2: Whom are you searching for?

  • Part 3: Review and Submission

  • Part 4: Confirmation

Before You Begin

  • Priority is given to survivors and their immediate families. The Museum honors as Survivors any persons, Jewish or non-Jewish, who were displaced, persecuted, or discriminated against due to the racial, religious, ethnic, social, and political policies of the Nazis and their collaborators between 1933 and 1945.  

  • Please assemble any relevant records about the individuals you want to research. This includes full names, dates, and places (towns and countries). Be as precise as possible. For example, providing exact birth dates, correct spellings, and precise locations before, during, and after the War, will maximize the chances of locating relevant records. Although some fields are optional, please enter any and all known information.

Contact Us

If you prefer to submit your request by mail or fax, download a copy of the request form, and send it to the contact information below.

If you have questions about how to fill out this form, or to request a paper form be mailed to you, please send us an e-mail at or call us at (+1) 866.912.4385 (toll-free) or (+1) 202.488.6130. Completed forms can be mailed to the address on the paper form or faxed to (+1) 202.314.7820.

By submitting this request, you agree that your name and research subject may be disclosed to other copy holders of the Arolsen Archives (formerly International Tracing Service) collection, in order to further efficiency and avoid duplicate research work. If you don't want your information to be shared, please contact us at