The records are online for the first timeand theyre free through October.
The records, which contain millions of names and 26,000 photos, include:
- Concentration camp registers and documents from Dachau, Mauthausen, Auschwitz and Flossenburg.
- The Ardelia Hall Collection of records related to Nazi looting of Jewish possessions.
- Captured German records including deportation and death lists from concentration camps.
- Nuremberg War Crimes Trial proceedings.
The Interactive Holocaust Collection also has 600 personal accounts, provided by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, of those who survived or perished in the Holocaust. Theyll feature social networking tools that let you search for names and add photos, comments and stories, and create Footnote pages. These will remain free.
You can search the collection from Footnote’s regular site or through a special Holocaust site with stories of victims and survivors, tools for setting up Footnote Pages to memorialize Holocaust ancestors, information on concentration camps, and descriptions of the original records at NARA.
Note the pages may load slowly at first due to high traffic.
After October, the collection will be accessible with a Footnote subscription ($79.95 a year). As stated, the personal accounts will stay free.