2017-04-24 03:14:07 UTC
The Florida Holocaust Museum, in cooperation with Yad Vashem, is
spearheading the Shoah Victims’ Names Recovery Project in the Tampa Bay
Yad Vashem has been working with Holocaust survivors and Jewish communities
for over 60 years to fulfill its mandate to preserve the memory of the six
million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust. Although 4.3 million of the
six million victims are documented at Yad Vashem and in the Central Database
of Shoah Victims’ Names, millions of names and life stories remain unknown.
Yad Vashem urgently calls upon Jewish communities to recover their names
through a worldwide Shoah Victims’ Names Recovery Project. Unless we assume
collective responsibility for completing this vital mission, some of them
may be lost forever.
The Shoah Victims’ Names Recovery Project aims to memorialize each
individual Jew murdered in the Holocaust, by recording their names,
biographical details, and photographs on special forms created by Yad
Vashem, called Pages of Testimony. The Florida Holocaust Museum is honored
to partner with Yad Vashem on this crucial initiative. We have so far
collected over 700 Pages of Testimony. Once filled out, Pages of Testimony
are mailed by Museum staff to Yad Vashem where they will be stored for
perpetuity in Yad Vashem’s Hall of Names as public commemoration for the
Jewish people and all of mankind. The submitter will receive from the
Musuem a copy of every Page they submitted. We also scan photographs of
individuals commemorated on the Pages of Testimony and save these images on
a disc for the submitter and for Yad Vashem.
This website displays only a sample of the Pages of Testimony and
photographs the Florida Holocaust Museum has collected.
To submit names or for information on how to receive assistance with filling
out Pages of Testimony please contact:
Urszula Szczepinska, Curator of Education and Director of Research, Florida
Holocaust Museum, at ***@flholocaustmuseum.org or (727) 820-0100, ext.
To contact Yad Vashem directly please contact Cynthia Wroclawski, Manager of
the Shoah Victims’ Names Recovery Project at: