- Lists of Victims
This collection was created by two Jewish aid and relief organizations, the Országos Zsidó Segítő Bizottság (the National Jewish Aid Organization) and the Deportáltakat Gondozó Országos Bizottság (National Relief Committee for Deportees) immediately after the war, in 1945-1947.
A key ambition that emerged right after the Holocaust in Hungary was to collect the names of the hundreds of thousands of victims, most of whose exact fates still needed to be clarified. Compiling name lists of victims who in most cases had no graves was understood as an essentially important task but also proved a difficult and prolonged process that has lasted until today. By beginning to collect the names of victims in the immediate aftermath of the war, the Országos Zsidó Segítő Bizottság (the National Jewish Aid Organization) and the Deportáltakat Gondozó Országos Bizottság (National Relief Committee for Deportees) intended to set up a database of the victims and managed to establish a very large, though far from complete collection already before the consolidation of Stalinist rule in Hungary.
The documents are sorted by several different aspects. BOX D 4/4 contains documents regarding the death of Hungarian Jews in various labor service companies sorted by number of the companies as well as documents regarding the death of Hungarian Jews in Soviet POW camps. BOX D 4/5 contains list of Hungarian Jews (including labor servicemen) killed in various camps compiled between 1945 and 1947. BOX D 4/6 contains, among others, lists of individually reported deaths of Hungarian Jews and lists by the Red Cross. BOX D 8/3 contains, above all, list of the deceased of various Hungarian Jewish communities.
Description prepared by Ferenc Laczó based on http://collections.ushmm.org/findingaids/RG-39.013M_Hu.pdf
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