The United Stated Holocaust Memorial Museum is using Social Media in it’s last effort to identify displaced children from WWII.
Within 48 hours of the Museum’s launch of the Remember Me? Web site, three people identified photos on the site. Two siblings recognized themselves, and a third survivor, recently deceased, was identified by his cousin. The Museum’s Facebook page was key to all three discoveries.
In addition to this social media activity, the campaign garnered attention from traditional media outlets from San Diego to Miami, and from Washington, D.C., to the United Kingdom.
The Museum’s Survivors and Victims Resource Center has received some three dozen inquiries since the project launch. The center’s staff are currently following up on these calls and e-mails and will post updates on individual photos in the coming weeks.
Children. They are the most vulnerable victims of war and genocide. Between 1933 and 1945, millions of children were displaced as a result of persecution by the Nazis and their collaborators. After World War II, relief agencies photographed some of the children who survived to help find their families. Now, more than 65 years later, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is working to discover what became of these young survivors. Will you help us find them?