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Research an Individual


Research an Individual

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Who are you? – Requester Information

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

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Please enter first/given name.
Please enter last/family name.
Please enter daytime telephone.
(E-mail is the main way we will share the results with you, so please ensure it is accurate.)
Please enter valid e-mail address.
Please enter valid e-mail address.
Please select a country.
Please enter state/territory.
Please enter city.
Please enter postal code.
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For whom are you searching?
Tell us about the Survivor or Victim

Please provide as much identifying information as possible in order to maximize the chances of finding relevant records. Use the comment box at the end to provide any information that is not specifically requested but might be useful.

Please fill out this form about a single person. If you are searching for information about more than one person, you will have the opportunity to submit requests for additional individuals once this form is completed.

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Please enter first/given name of the individual.
Please enter last/family name of the individual.
Please select the individual’s birth year.
Please select a birth month.
Please select a birth day.
Please enter the individual’s birth city/town/shtetl.
Please enter the individual’s birth country.
Please enter at least one city/town.
Please enter at least one country.
Please select a relationship.
Please specify your relationship.
Please enter the specific source.
Please provide explanation.

Review and Submission

Please review the information you have filled out before your request is submitted. If everything is correct, click the Submit button near the bottom of the page.

Who Are You? – Requester Information

For whom are you searching?
Tell us about the Survivor or Victim

, Birth Year is

If you are satisfied that the information above is correct to the best of your knowledge, please click the Submit button below.


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Your research requests are very important to us. The nature of conducting research using both the Arolsen Archives (formerly International Tracing Service) collection and the USHMM collections is highly complex, so we appreciate your patience while we prepare the most thorough and accurate response possible. Please also note that priority is given to requests for living survivors, in particular those requesting documentation in order to receive compensation.