On September 18, the “Holocaust Survivors of South Jersey” digital archive and website were officially unveiled to the public. The webpage was launched on Stockton’s Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center website. This project started in 2019 when the Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University (Holocaust Resource Center) realized no database existed to track the Holocaust survivors of South Jersey who have lived in Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland counties. They took on the enormous task of creating their own database, which will be an important resource for future generations looking to learn about our local history.
Now, there is an extensive digital archive documenting the Holocaust survivors’ stories that can be accessed at the Holocaust Resource Center (at stockton.edu/holocaust-resource/sjhsp.html) or by special arrangement. The university-launched website presents brief life stories of Holocaust survivors as well as profiles of South Jersey businesses owned and operated by local Holocaust survivors. The archives and the websites will continue to grow as more information and documents become available.
The “Holocaust Survivors of South Jersey Project” of the Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University aims to document the life stories of Jewish Holocaust survivors who lived in Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland counties. What started with just 125 names in 2019 quickly grew to 1,503 names that the Center’s research team has identified in these three counties.
You can read more in an article by Jordan Posner published in the jewishvoicesnj.org web site at: https://bit.ly/3MadBBF.
To view the new website, please visit stockton.edu/holocaust-resource/sjhsp.html.