social search engine for Holocaust survivors

Yad Vashem’s on-line database of survivors’ and victims’ names turns Holocaust museum into an ever-lasting monument By Ronny Shani for

Yad Vashem, considered by some the world’s largest Holocaust museum, has been operating an on-line survivors’ and victims’ database of names for a little over a year. Since November 2004, more than 4 million surfers from 178 countries have checked out the 3-million- name database; most visitors are English and Hebrew speakers, a museum source said. According to the source, the website proved to be successful in locating long-lost relatives and bringing families back together after dozens of years apart.”