New Holocaust Search Engine Helps Jews With Roots in Poland Learn the Fate of Lost Relatives

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A new search engine has been created at to assist Jews in locating relatives who might still be living, as well as those were victims of the Holocaust.

For Jews with roots in Poland, a new search engine on the web provides help and hope, with a database of over 1/4 million records -- one of the largest Holocaust search tools in existence.

The search engine (at has been created by the Czestochowa-Radomsko Area Research Group. The data includes both survivor records and death records, from professional research and volunteer typing.

"Most of our research and typing is based on highly detailed lists made during or right after the War," says CRARG president Daniel Kazez, a professor at Wittenberg University (Ohio).

The Czestochowa-Radomsko Area Research Group was founded in 2003 by a group of individuals with family roots in southern Poland.

"Because of both voluntary and forced migration of Jews in Poland during World War II, we understand that our families from southern Poland could have been almost anywhere in Poland or Europe by the end of the War," mentions Kazez. "Therefore, we broadly target our data collecting to cover any Jews who were in Poland or from Poland."

Additional search engines listing Holocaust victims or survivors are maintained by Yad Vashem (, JewishGen (, and Jewish Records Indexing Poland


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