Our #StandTogether project brings together names of thousands of Jewish people murdered by the Nazis in the Holocaust, as well as Roma, gay, disabled and other people persecuted.
The team at Holocaust Memorial Day Trust have worked hard to gather the names of thousands of people for the project, to enable individuals to take part in a unique act of remembrance for Holocaust Memorial Day.
The names of Jewish victims are from the Yad Vashem Central Database of Shoah victims’ names. This remarkable database holds records of close to 4.8 million Jews murdered by the Nazis.
In addition to these, HMDT has sourced names of people who were targeted for persecution by the Nazis because of their identity. The people we are remembering are disabled people, Roma and Sinti people, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, black people, trade unionists and resistors of Nazism.
Names have been sourced from the following archives:
• Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (German Trade Union Confederation) – with thanks to the Trade Union Congress UK
• The German Federal Archives
• Gedenkstätte Steinhof (Steinhof Memorial, Vienna)
• Gedenkbuch Leipzig (Leipzig Memorial Book)
• Gedenkbuch Wuppertal (Wuppertal Memorial Book)
• Gedenkstätte Plötzensee (Plötzensee Memorial, Germany)
Sadly, many individuals who were murdered by the Nazis were never recorded by name – particularly Roma people whose names were often not written down. We felt it was important to remember all people murdered by the Nazis, so you may be given ‘name unkown’ as part of the project, to remember and share on social media.