There are approximately 150,000 photographs in the database and about 176,000 photographs (linked to 200,000 names records) in the Hall of Names. Additional photographs will be uploaded in the future.
See the webpage To Order Copies of Photographs from the Yad Vashem Photo Archive.
Yes, there certainly are, but it should be taken into account that the focus of the collection deals mainly with the Holocaust period.
Yes, certainly, but it should be taken into account that the focus of our collection deals mainly with the fate of the Jews during the Holocaust.
The easiest way is to locate the confirmation letter that the relative received from Yad Vashem. This letter should have the Archival Number given to the photographs that were submitted. Enter this number into the field "Archival Signature" after initiating an Advanced Search. Should there not be a letter, it is possible to search the name of the person in the "Source/Name of Submitter" field in the Advanced Search.
Most of the photographs displayed here are of a resolution of DPI300. There are also photographs with a higher or a lower resolution, according to the nature of the media.
The photographs are kept in non-acidic paper envelopes in a special storage room under climate-controlled conditions. Since almost all of the photographs have been scanned and they are not being handled any more, the typical damage caused to photographs by direct contact with human hands is prevented.
I searched in the Database for the name of a relative who perished during the Holocaust, and I could not find the name
It is recommended that you make a parallel search in the Central Database of the Names of Holocaust Victims, which is dedicated to this subject.
A very broad assortment of photographers were active before, during and after the Holocaust. Who the photographer was also depends on the context. For instance, German photographers documented a large portion of the photographs of the persecutions. The photographs taken during the liberation of the camps were photographed by the Allied Armies' military photographers. Jewish life in the DP camps was perpetuated for the most part by Jewish photographers. Photographs attached to Pages of Testimony were submitted to Yad Vashem mostly by family members who held onto the photographs of their relatives, mainly from the years before the war. Attention should be paid to the fact that in every instance that Yad Vashem had information concerning the photographs, we recorded the identity of the photographer next to the photograph.