A collection of records of Jewish prisoners of war (henceforth PoWs) in Siberia from 1920 has been indexed and is now available online. The soldiers, depicted on the more than 1,000 cards that comprise the collection, served in the German and Austro-Hungarian armies. Consequentially these records, many of which contain biographical information and rare photographs, are an incredible historical resource for those who have German, Hungarian or Galitzianer heritage.
The genealogical information on these cards (see above) includes: the name of the prisoner; where and when he was born, did his army service and was captured; home address; nationality; religion and occupation; photographs as well as other information.
You can read more about this database on the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee website at http://archives.jdc.org/from-the-archives/world-war-i-prisoner-of-war.html.
My thanks to newsletter reader Scott Phillips for telling me about this new resource.