Remember Me Project at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Remember Me Project at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum works to identify 1,100 children from photos taken at the end of World War II. The photographs were made before the children were taken in by relief agencies.

Remember Me Project at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Ruth Pakosz, one of the children photographed after the war, who is now part of the Remember Me Project.

The images for this project have been provided by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, and the Museum of Jewish Heritage, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Officials from these museums and archives hope to learn who the children are, what happened to them, and help reconnect them to relatives.

Remember Me Project at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum seeks the public’s help in identifying 1,100 children among tens of thousands who were uprooted by the war. You can provide identification information when you browse the collection by name at or in a picture gallery at:

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum project site states, “Even if you don’t recognize anyone, please share these powerful photographs with your family and friends. Doing so will increase the chances of identifying these children and will help raise awareness about the experiences of the most vulnerable victims of war and genocide.”

About the Author:

Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”

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