Search results explained
Besides all those commemorated on the Digital Monument, the Commuity website also includes pages for pre-war and after-war generations as well as profile pages of contemporary members of the website. In this way, the persons from the monument become part of a living, dynamic community. This means that when you search for a name, you may also find people who are not Shoah victims. Pages of victims have a light-grey background, all other persons' pages are completely white.
Finding victims of the Shoah
Please beware that persons are included in the monument with their official names, that may be different from the names regularly used. Also, different spellings may be possible. "F" could be spelled "ph" (Efraïm or Ephraïm), "s" and "z" (Josef or Jozef) and "ij" is a common Dutch spelling for "y" (Meijer or Meyer). Do not use prefixes when searching on surnames. When you're unsure, searching by birthdate is often easiest. You can also search by entering only the first letters of a first name or surname.
Finding Community members
When you're looking for the details of someone who's posting on the Community website, you may become eachothers' contact (comparable to Facebook friends). You can also directly send a message to another Community member. Read how to do that here.