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More than 2,750,000 Visitors to Yad Vashem Website Since Uploading of Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names

162 Countries Represented

14 December 2004

More than 2,750,000 visitors have entered the Yad Vashem website, since the uploading of the Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names to the Internet.

Of them, 39% are from Israel, 33% from North America, 24% from Europe, and 4% from the rest of the world. Visitors to the site come from 162 countries.

Available from anywhere in the world, the Names’ Database, an international undertaking led by Yad Vashem, is an attempt to reconstruct the names and life stories of all the Jews who perished in the Holocaust. The Database currently contains some 3 million names of Shoah victims.

Prior to the uploading of the Database, Yad Vashem’s website generally averaged between 140,000-150,000 visitors per month.

“These numbers illustrate the place of the Shoah in the public consciousness, and the desire of people to remember it and know more about its victims. I hope and believe that people will use this unique tool to submit Pages of Testimony for victims whose names are not yet recorded.”

Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate Avner Shalev.