18 September 2006
Two siblings have been reunited six decades after the Holocaust, thanks to Yad Vashem’s Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names at www.yadvashem.org.
Hilda (Glasberg) Shlick, of Ashdod, Israel, always believed that her entire family, except for one sister, was killed in the Holocaust. Recently, her grandchildren conducted a search on the Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names for information on their grandmother, and were surprised to find a Page of Testimony filled out in Hilda’s memory by someone who wrote that he was her brother. They were then able to track down their grandmother’s two brothers who still live in Canada. (Click here for full story.)
Simon Glasberg, of Ottawa, Canada arrived in Israel a few days ago to reunite with his long lost sister and spend Rosh Hashanah together. Their brother Mark lives in Montreal, but was too ill to travel to Israel.
The Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names contains some 3 million names of Holocaust victims, 2 million of the names come from Pages of Testimony, and the remainder are from archival lists. Available at www.yadvashem.org, over 10 million people have visited the website since the Database went online in November 2004.