Aliyat Hanoar Children Coming to Israel after the World War II
URLs and Additional Information prepared by Eva Floersheim, November 2003 and revised in January 2009
In November 2003 Eva Floersheim and the late Yehuda Witenoff from Shorashim beGalil (the Galil Genealogical Society) presented a database of some of the Aliyat Hanoar files from the years 1946 - 1949 to the Tel Aviv branch of IGS. Following this lecture, the following information may be helpful for those who attended the lecture and/or those interested in the subject matter.
1. The original Aliyat Hanoar files are located at the Central Zionist Archives in Jerusalem
Eva Floersheim has two private projects relating to this subject:
Shorashim beGalil (the Galil Genealogical Society) has paper copies at the library at Merkaz Hahantzacha in Kiryat Tivon where monthly meetings are held. These copies Eva Floersheim has arranged in two different holdings:
a. lists of Aliyat Hanoar children coming from ports in Europe to Eretz Israel between 1946 - 1949, arranged according to the ship they came with.
Yehuda Witenoff z"l made two databases using the holdings. The ship lists have close to 7000 names of children. These two databases were donated to the Central Zionist Archives by the late Yehuda Witenoff.
b. lists of Aliyat Hanoar children while they were still in Europe (1945 - 1949), arranged according to the country, the town and the specific children's homes .
A second copy is kept by Eva Floersheim. email@example.com
2. To get additional information about Aliyat Hanoar children, it is possible to visit the archives at Yad Vashem and to access the following resources:
ITS Master Index
Ch.S.A. ( B2)
3. For children coming from Poland, it is possible to search for information at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.
4. For children with Polish roots who came back from the Soviet Union in 1946 to Poland, it is possible to check the newspaper published by the Jewish Agency after the war "Le-karov ve-le-rachok". Copies are available at the Central Zionist Archives in Jerusalem. In one of the copies there is a list of around 1000 children coming back from the Soviet Union.
5. For children with Polish roots coming back from the Soviet Union in 1946 to Poland, it might be worth checking the archives of Karta in Warsaw
KARTA has an Index of the Repressed 1939 - 1956 http://www.indeks.karta.org.pl/
6. For children with Polish roots it is always worth checking the Archives of the website of Beth Lochamei Haghettaot where they have important information about children who were brought from Poland to Eretz Israel during the years 1946 - 1949 with a Zionist umbrella organization popularly called Koordynacja
1. With the help of webdesigner and webmaster Anika Kanter Movchin from Kibbutz Shomrat, Eva works on the Missing Identity website where child survivors can post their search for information about their past and about their family members.
2. She is also trying to document the around 1000 Koordynacja children who were brought from Poland to Eretz Israel during the years 1946 - 1949, and have collected relevant information from Beth Lochamei Haghettaeot, Yad Vashem, the Central Zionist archives and other sources. Many of the Koordynacja children have probably never heard the name Koordynacja, only Aliyat Hanoar, so you are welcome to write to Eva firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to check this out