Conference Proceeding: Using Yad Vashem's Databases in Reconstructing Life Histories of Holocaust Victims

Since its very beginning, Yad Vashem has been collecting documentation about the Holocaust from various sources and in a variety of topics, original or copy. A main goal has been the documentation and commemoration of the individual victims, "unto every person there is a name", as embodied in the Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names.
Recent years have brought about great technological advantages in giving access to the vast collections. Documents and photos have been cataloged, scanned and made available to the public through online databases. These different sources can be researched and assist in reconstructing individual life stories of victims. In this presentation, Lital will give examples of how different sources available at Yad Vashem can create a puzzle, from which a narrative of a person's story can emerge.

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