Today is Yom HaShoah in Israel, the country's Holocaust remembrance day. Coinciding with this fact, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (usually just called the JDC or the Joint) has released a new section of their website called Our Shared Legacy which contains two large databases of interest to Jewish genealogists.
The first database is their Photo Galleries, which contains photographs from all the countries where the Joint operated when helping Jewish refugees from the Nazis to flee, and to resettle after the war. The second, and much larger, database is their Names Index. The Names Index contains 500,000 names from a series of files which document the JDC's assistance programs worldwide. For every name in the database, they have a scanned version of the original document which you can view online in high resolution.
You can read more in the Blood and Frogs blog by Philip Trauring at http://goo.gl/wHUtU
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