The Benjamin and Vladka Meed Registry of Holocaust Survivors at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is seeking the names of all survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi-era persecution–whether or not currently living–in order to record their experiences for future generations, assist survivors and their families in attempts to trace missing relatives and friends, and provide reference to scholars of the Holocaust, genealogists and members of the public. Established in 1981 by the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors (external link) as a national registry to document the lives of survivors who came to the United States after World War II, the Registry now includes over 200,000 records related to survivors and their families from around the world.
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. Inclusion in the Registry is voluntary and contact information will not be made public. Family members can register survivors posthumously. Survivors registration forms are available in the following languages:
Hrvatski (Croatian) (PDF)
Čeština (Czech) (PDF)
Nederlands (Dutch) (PDF)
Français (French) (PDF)
Deutsch (German) (PDF)
Ελληνικά (Greek) (PDF)
עברית (Hebrew) (PDF)
Magyar (Hungarian) (PDF)
Italiano (Italian) (PDF)
Polski (Polish) (PDF)
Português (BR) (Portuguese) (PDF)
Русский (Russian) (PDF)
Српски (Srpski) (Serbian) (PDF)
Slovaščina (Slovenian) (PDF)
Español (Spanish) (PDF)
Svenska (Swedish) (PDF)
Українська (Ukrainian) (PDF)
ייִדיש (Yiddish) (PDF)
To update survivor information, or to update 2nd or 3rd generation information, please download and complete a Survivor registration form.
To contact a registered survivor, please use the online form.
To mail your registration form or to request other information, please contact:
Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center
Registry of Holocaust Survivors
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
The Benjamin and Vladka Meed Registry of Holocaust Survivors is located in the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center on the second floor of the Museum. The Resource Center is open to the public from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Resource Center is closed on federal holidays and Yom Kippur.