Friday, July 29, 2011

Project HEART- Searchable Database of Holocaust Era Property Records

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

Project HEART (Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce), announced its searchable database of Holocaust era property records now contains 1.5 million records, making the database the largest, publically available single-source database of lost Jewish property assets from the Holocaust era.

The 1.5 million records contained in Project HEART's online database consist of property addresses, lists of homeowners, professions, lists of known confiscated properties, business directories, insurance policies , and other archival information that can assist potential applicants in their research. To research the database go to:
http://www.heartwebsite.org/ArchivalResearch.aspx


Project HEART is an initiative of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), in cooperation and with the support of the Government of Israel, to help Jewish families identify personal property confiscated by the Nazis and to help victims seek restitution.

For more information go to: http://tinyurl.com/3o8gous
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/project-hearts-comprehensive-archive-of-jewish-holocaust-victims-assets-now-contains-15-million-records-126111748.html

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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