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Gaining Evidence and Closure

David Bayer narrowly escaped death many times at the hands of the Nazis. Decades later, he found proof of one such harrowing experience—in addition to the only surviving evidence of the last time he was living with his parents and siblings before they were killed.
  • “Yes, That’s My Father”

    “Yes, That’s My Father”

    For more than six decades, Sol Finkelstein wondered what had happened to his father after they were separated in a concentration camp during World War II, just days before liberation. Then Sol's son Joseph discovered the truth in a historical document.

  • Getting Started with the World Memory Project

    Getting Started with the World Memory Project

    Free software designed by Ancestry.com enables anyone with a computer and Internet access to help make historical documents from the Museum’s records searchable online. Watch a demo of how to use the software and select documents to begin keying.

  • Gaining Evidence and Closure

    Gaining Evidence and Closure

    David Bayer narrowly escaped death many times at the hands of the Nazis. Decades later, he found proof of one such harrowing experience—in addition to the only surviving evidence of the last time he was living with his parents and siblings before they were killed.

  • The Grandfather She Never Knew

    The Grandfather She Never Knew

    Elaine Culbertson grew up hearing about her parents’ experiences during the Holocaust, but she assumed her paternal grandfather’s fate would remain a mystery. She was surprised to find new facts about his life and death at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

  • The Power of Truth is in Your Hands

    The Power of Truth is in Your Hands

    Through the World Memory Project, you can help families discover what happened to their loved ones and restore the identities of people the Nazis tried to erase from history. Anyone anywhere can contribute to this effort and help preserve the truth about one of history's darkest chapters.