Many of these links can assist in doing ancestry research.

ARC Central Page:
 ARC stands for "Action Reinhard Camps", and is an appropriate set of initials for an international group of private researchers, who collect and preserves information on one of the most horrendous, and secret crimes of mass murder carried out in history.
Krakow Ghetto a site developed on the 60th anniversary of the liquidation of the Krakow ghetto.

Beit Hatfutsot:  The Museum of the Jewish People, opened in 1978 Tel Aviv. This unique global institution tells the ongoing and extraordinary story of the Jewish people and connects Jewish people to their roots.

Gesher Galicia:  promotes and conducts Jewish genealogical and historical research for Galicia, a province of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire, which today is part of southeastern Poland and western Ukraine. 

ITS: Intenational Tracing Institute: located in Bad Arolen, Germany
The Central Name Index, with 50 million reference cards on 17.5 million persons, is a globally unique testimony on the crimes of the Nazi Regime and its consequences.  Archival searches to obtain documentation on a family can be done by email or visiting the site. ITS is an archive, educational, research  and documentation center on former victims of Nazi persecution and the liberated survivors.

JCC Krakow: Opened in 2008 by HRH the Prince of Wales. Site showa Krakow's growing Jewish community and visitors from all over the world are welcome.  Sponsor of “Ride for Living” program in June of each year since 2014.

Jewish Gen: Affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust   A genealogy website features thousands of databases, research tools, and other resources to help those with Jewish ancestryresearch and find family members. 

JHI -  The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute:  The mission of the Jewish Historical Institute is to spread knowledge about the heritage of the thousand years of Jewish presence on the Polish lands. Museum tours are available. Appointments with researchs from the geneology department  can be made when planning a visit.  Original documents for Holocaust Era can be found here.  For personal info write to:

 JRI -  Jewish Records Indexing:   Launched in early 1995, JRI - Poland is the largest fully searchable data base of indexes to Jewish vital records accessible online.

The Jewish Museum: exhibits, events, on-line shopping, located in NYC.

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews:  The Museum stands in what was once the heart of Jewish Warsaw. Opened its doors to the public in April 2013. It currently functions as a cultural and educational center with a rich cultural program, including temporary exhibitions, films, debates, workshops, performances, concerts, lectures and much more. The Core Exhibition, presenting the thousand-year history of Polish Jews, opened on October 28, 2014.   Purchase tickets on line for four sites in Warsaw.  

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - history, maps, archives.  Tickets (free) are only needed from March 1 to August 31 to visit the Museum’s Permanent Exhibition which tells the history of the Holocaust from 1933 to 1945.

USC Shoah Foundation The Institue for Visual History and Education.  Photo and Video archive of Testimonies with survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides.  Copies of family testimonies can be viewed on line and purchased.   

Virtual SHTETK:   The "Virtual Shtetl" is devoted to the Jewish history of Poland and a portal with information sources.

Yad Vashem - The central base for Shoah victims' names, education and exhibits.  The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority.

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