On November 25, 2008, the Commission pour l’Indemnisation des victimes de spoliations (CIVS) formed a partnership with the Benjamin and Vladka Meed Registry of Holocaust Survivors of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, DC. On that date the Commission met with Diane Afoumado, lead researcher on the Registry’s team employing the newly acquired materials of the International Tracing Service of the International Red Cross. On this occasion Dr. Afoumado, who previously worked for the Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine and the « Mattéoli Working Party » in Paris, asked the CIVS to contact claimants with an invitation to register with the Registry.
The Registry maintains a huge database to help Holocaust survivors and their loved ones around the world to re-establish contact, as well as to permit family and friends to learn the fate of those who survived the Holocaust but are no longer alive today. In order to protect the privacy of individuals and families the database itself is not made available on the Internet.
As a result of the meeting the CIVS and the USHMM will cooperate in promoting awareness of this USHMM resource by means of mail, email, and their websites.
Information and forms are available in seventeen languages. The Registry may also be reached at :
Registry of Holocaust Survivors
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenber Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
United States of America
Tel : (202) 488-6130 / Fax : (202) 314-7820
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org