Yad Vashem, IAJGS, the Holocaust, Jewish Genealogy and Gary Mokotoff

Jewish genealogist, lecturer and author Gary Mokotoff joined me on the radio show last week. He was attending the IAJGS–International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies–conference in Washington, D.C. and shared the latest on Yad Vashem’s efforts to identify two million remaining unidentified victims of the Holocaust.

Gary recently returned from Jerusalem, where he had been invited by Yad Vashem to participate in a conference of Eastern European archivists to discuss how to identify the remaining victims. Each year a new set of birth records is made available to the public domain, and genealogists have access to these records. This year the records from 1911 are available, which means another generation of people can be researched to see if they were a victim of the Holocaust.

Yad Vashem is the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem and is the world center for Holocaust research, education, and commemoration.

Hear Gary’s interview here: www.BlogTalkRadio.com/JaneEWilcox

 

 

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