The German government on Thursday handed Israel’s national Holocaust memorial personal details of the 600,000 Jewish residents of Nazi Germany, the most comprehensive record to date of German-Jewish life during the Nazi era.

German Culture Minister Bernd Neumann, center, is seen during a ceremony to give information on 600,000 Jewish residents in Germany between 1933-1945 at the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, Thursday.
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German Culture Minister Bernd Neumann presented the “Directory of Jewish residents in Germany 1933-1945” during a ceremony at the Yad Vashem memorial.

“This allows us for the first time to show the complete list of Jews who lived in Germany during the Nazi era,” said Neumann. “But this list is much more than a list. It is a unique document about life in Germany and tells the story of those who could not tell their own story.”

Neumann, whose responsibilities include German commemoration of the Holocaust, said he hoped the list would “restore to these victims part of their honor.”