More than 2,100 volunteers around the world who have signed on to the World Memory Project, a joint effort by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com, to create the world's largest online searchable database of records related to victims of the Holocaust.
It's a massive undertaking: The museum has more than 170 million documents about victims of Nazi persecution, including Nazi concentration camp records and transport lists, records created by Jewish communities and U.S. government documents about people displaced by the war who later emigrated to the United States.
The project, which began in May, recruits volunteers to put names and other key words from the documents into an online database, which is then searchable by anyone in the world. The first data sets became searchable this month.
You can read more about this project on the CNN web site at http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/26/us/holocaust-world-memory-project/
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