TN 16 (09-93)
GN 00302.340 Evidence of Survivor Status - Foreign Sources
If there is no evidence of Holocaust survivor status from U.S. sources, ask if comparable evidence exists in foreign countries. If so, use the procedure in GN 00302.340B. to request evidence from such sources.
Follow this procedure in attempting to obtain evidence of survivor status from foreign sources if there is no domestic evidence.
|1||Ask the claimant is comparable evidence exists in foreign countries.|
Does such evidence exits?
|3||Obtain the name and address of the organization from the claimant.|
|4||Use the list of organizations following this procedure short as source of evidence.|
Obtain the claimant's authorization to contact the source.
NOTE: If the claimant prefers, he/she, may contact the organization directly.
Provide with the request identifying information which is as complete as possible
EXAMPLE: The following should be provided
Foreign spelling of anglicized name
Place of birth
Where the claimant was located during the war
Name of any camp where located.
Dates present at any camp
Names of other family member interned at the same camp.
|7||Ask for verification that the claimant was residing in one of the countries listed above during the appropriate period (see GN 00302.336B.) |
If the claimant cannot provide any lead to foreign or domestic evidence of survivor status, write directly to the following organizations. The DO (or the claimant) may write simultaneously to all the organizations or to only those which appear very likely to be productive.
The organizations are listed in the order of greatest likelihood of finding a record.
Nordrhein — Westfalen
|International Tracing service (see GN 00307.511||Arolsen|
|Jewish Agency Search Bureau for Missing Relatives||18 Bezalel|
|Central Zionist Archives||11BN Gevirol|
|Ministry of Immigrant|
|P.O. Box 616|