DIGITAL ARCHIVES SEARCH TIPS

 

Doing a search in the Simon Wiesenthal Center Digital Archives is easy!  Just type one or more search terms into the search box and press Enter on your keyboard, or scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Submit Query button.

 

 

IF YOU TYPE IN      YOU WILL FIND RECORDS CONTAINING:

 

letter train                                the words letter and train

 

Belgium OR Poland                either the word Belgium or the word Poland, or both

 

letter –train                              the word letter but NOT the word train

 

pol*                                         words starting with the letters pol, such as Poland, Polish,

                                                               politics, political, pollution, etc.

 

soldiers viewing bodies”      the exact phrase soldiers viewing bodies (quotation marks

                                                required)

 

 

MORE ABOUT SEARCHING:

 

Capitalization

 

Searches in the Digital Archives are NOT case sensitive.  For example, searches for mauthausen, Mauthausen, and MAUTHAUSEN will all retrieve the same results.

 

Combining search terms (and, or, not)

 

AND is assumed between words typed in a search box

 

Words separated by OR (must be upper case) means find either word (or both)

 

Exclude a word by immediately preceding it with a hyphen

 

Truncation

 

Use an asterisk (*) to search truncated words.  For example, art* will find records containing the words art, artist, artists, artistic, article, artisan, and any other word beginning with the letters art.

 

Phrase searches

 

To search for an exact phrase, put quotation marks around your search term.

 

 

ADVANCED SEARCHING:

 

For more search options, including combining fields, date searches, and browsing indexes, click the Advanced Search link above the search box on the main search screen.