Yad Vashem records contain many duplicates - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dr. M. Cohen
    • 12.08.13 | 02:10 (IDT)

    I have found relatives who are listed two or three times, and other people I know from the Jewish Genealogy Society I belong to have found their own relatives there more than once. Almost always there are minor variations in spelling of the first and/or last names. Sometimes the given name is listed in one entry in Hebrew and another in the deceased's native language--Polish, Russian, etc. It doesn't change the tragically high number of Jews who were murdered, but it does call into question the validity of the number counted in Yad Vashem records.

    from the article: Holocaust facts: Where does the figure of 6 million victims come from?
    First published 16:57 11.08.13 | Last updated 16:57 11.08.13
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