Place a Penny

Welcome to Place a Penny, a useful resource developed by the Unknown Child Foundation to allow users to quickly search through an extensive list of children who perished during the Holocaust.

Choose any one or more of the search criteria below. For example, you can filter by entering a name such as "Mary" in the First Name field and/or a country such as "Poland" in the Country of Death field.

Remember a specific child by clicking the Donate button by the child's name in the search results below.

The child names listed herein are taken from the central database of Shoah victims' names as compiled by Yad Vashem. Yad Vashem, together with its partners, has collected and recorded the names and biographical details of millions of victims of systematic anti-jewish persecution during the Holocaust (Shoah) period. Our sole purpose in making the children’s names known is with the hope the world will remember that each of the 1.5 million children who perished once had a name, a family, a home, and dreams for the future … rights no child should be denied. We are forever grateful to Yad Vashem for allowing the Unknown Child Foundation to include names from their database in our Book of Remembrance. For additional information and for the complete database please visit the Yad Vashem website at