Ancestry and Arolsen Archives have partnered to digitize Holocaust records from the Arolsen Archives that will always be free to search at

“These new records will be accessible globally to the public – members and non-members alike – on on a permanent basis.”

The collection includes:

  • Africa, Asia and Europe Passenger Lists of Displaced Persons (1946-1971): This collection tracks people relocated by the war as they journeyed to rebuild their lives. It includes displaced persons leaving Germany and other European ports and airports between 1946-1971. The majority of the immigrants listed in this collection are displaced persons – Holocaust survivors, former concentration camp inmates and forced laborers, as well as refugees from Central and Eastern European countries and certain non-European countries. (1.7MM records/300K images)

  • Europe, Registration of Foreigners and German Individuals Persecuted (1939-1947): Registers of those living in Germany and German occupied territories with non-German citizenship, stateless persons and also German Jews. This collection is not restricted to people who were incarcerated in camps or other locations. These documents may also include information on those who died, including burial information. (9.97MM records/900K images)

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