PARAMUS, N.J. — Students from the Frisch School in Paramus recently worked with the World Memory project to update the Holocaust database on Ancestry.com.
Selected students helped catalogue information available for family members and researchers on the Ancestry.com Holocaust database.
Students worked in the school’s Smedra Family 21st Century Lab, entering data and deciphering records from the summer of 1940 Cracow Ghetto.
Since the original data wasn't typed, students had to read names, addresses, hometowns and professions in the cursive writing used in Europe in the 1930s.
Frisch became involved in the World Memory project last year, entering thousands of Worker ID Cards from the Lodz Ghetto. The school was asked to help again, this time entering information from the Cracow Ghetto.
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