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Holocaust Identification Cards



The project “Holocaust Identification Cards” was supported by Humanity in Action as a grant competition project.

Holocaust Identification Cards aim to emphasize the importance of remembrance, through snatching from oblivion the stories of 5 victims from Mostar. The Holocaust Identification Cards, which are given at the entrance of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, served as a stimulus for this project. These documents, resembling a passport, preserve a story of a real person who lived during the Holocaust.

Inspired by such a simple and highly effective document, Senior Fellow Inga Kotlo decided to conduct a research in her hometown, Mostar, with the aim to gather information and put them in a form of an ID Card, which could serve both as a contribution to USHMM Holocaust Encyclopedia and a tribute to the citizens of Mostar who lost their lives during World War II.