Online database of Holocaust victims hits 1 million records

Thanks to more than 3,500 volunteers from 18 different countries, an online database of Holocaust victims hit one million records this month. The volunteers indexed documents, archived at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, into online software provided by Ancestry.com.

Launched in May 2011, the World Memory Project provides a free online database that is searchable by name and lists information about millions of victims and survivors of the Holocaust.

The World Memory Project is building the largest free online resource of information about victims and survivors of Nazi persecution.

The World Memory Project is building the largest free online resource of information about victims and survivors of Nazi persecution.

The project allows anyone, anywhere to type information from historical records into databases that are being made searchable online for free.

The Holocaust Memorial Museum has gathered millions of historical documents containing details about survivors and victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution during World War II.

You can read more about the milestone in the USA Today article, Online database of Holocaust victims hits 1 million records.

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