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May 6, 2021

Mass Grave Uncovered in Logoza Belarus

A mass grave of more than 1,000 Jews shot in the head by the Nazis during World War II uncovered in Belarus in 2019. Source: Screenshot. A mass grave of Holocaust victims has been discovered near the village of Logoza in Belarus. The grave included bones, clothes, and shoes of […]
April 24, 2021

National Archives – Genealogy Fair

The (US) National Archives has presented a virtual genealogy fair since 2013 and last year due to the pandemic they canceled the virtual genealogy fair. This year, they announced several sessions to be held over different days in May and June. You are invited to watch and participate in real […]
April 16, 2021

A.G.O.’s Lodz Ghetto photography exhibit

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March 28, 2021

The Arolsen Archives and Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum

The Arolsen Archives and Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum collaborated for two years resulted in finding previously unknown identities of an estimated 4,000 camp inmates as well as information about 26,00 others. Currently 300,000 out of 400,000 inmates estimated to beheld at the camp identities are known.  According to the museum’s digital archive […]
March 19, 2021

65 Thousand Gravestones digitized in the Łódź Jewish Cemetery

65,000 photographs of gravestones in the Łódź Cemetery are being digitized this year with details from the burial cards will be made available online later this year.  This cooperative project is being undertaken by the Jewish Community, the State Archives in Łódź and the Cultural Heritage Foundation. The collection, the only […]
March 2, 2021

A Motoring Tour of Jewish Northern Ontario

Author Robert Walker takes a motoring tour of Northern Ontario and discovers the vestiges of Jewish population that once existed is some very out of the way places. If you have connections to Northern Ontario and wish to start a conversation/dialogue on this subject you are welcome reply to this […]
February 9, 2021

Huge Fire in Krakow Destroys Municipal Archives

A massive fire broke out its the Krakow City Archive over the weekend. 85 fire fighters took part in fighting the blaze in sub zero temperatures. Looks like the losses will be massive. Additional information from our man in Krakow: Just to confirm: the fire broke out at the Krakow […]
January 31, 2021

Library and Archives Canada acquires early report sounding alarm about Holocaust in progress

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has announced the recent acquisition of one of the earliest sources about the Holocaust to reach the Allies during the Second World War. The 16-page English-language report entitled The Mass Extermination of Jews in German Occupied Poland was published by the Polish government-in-exile in early […]
November 1, 2020

GenTeam adds 500,000 New Records

GenTeam has placed 500,000 new records online. There are approximately 21.2 million records online in total.  Go to:  https://www.genteam.eu/   You need to register in order to access the records,  but access to all data is free. If you are unsure about the exact spelling of the name of a person or a […]
October 14, 2020

The Okopowa Jewish Cemetery – Warsaw

General view of part of Quarter 1 in the Okopowa St. Jewish cemetery, Warsaw. Photo: Foundation for Cultural Heritage The Okopawa Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw was established in 1806 and is the resting place of over 200,000 persons. It is the largest cemetery in Poland. Recently, archeologists discovered previously unknown […]