Manchester Jewish Museum

Recovery and Repair

Supporting Jewish Family Histories of the Holocaust Throughout Britain

The Wiener Holocaust Library and the Manchester Jewish Museum are hosting a two day event in May to raise awareness of the International Tracing Service (ITS) Digital Archive and its application in both academic and family research. This remarkable archive contains over 30 million documents from the Nazi era and the post war period, related to the fates of over 17.5 million people.

The event will feature talks from the Library’s Dr. Christine Schmidt and Elise Bath, RHUL’s Professor Dan Stone, Manchester University’s Professor Cathy Gelbin, Pamela Linden Aveyard from IWM North and others. There will also be an exhibition launch, advice for carrying out your own research into the experiences of people caught up in the Holocaust and the opportunity for one-on-one appointments with ITS Digital Archive researchers.

The event is free, but spaces are limited, so please register your interest here:




Family History Research Workshop

This workshop will help you take the first steps in conducting your own family research using the International Tracing Service digital archive, including using sources freely available online. Join our ITS Archive Team Manager, Elise Bath and ITS Researcher Ian Rich as they demonstrate the uses of this important archive.