We publish all the data to benefit the research community. Currently we only have a few maps but we expect to grow our library in the coming year.


The Mapping Hiding Places research project aims to bring, create and deepen knowledge and insight about the histories and legacy of hiding places used by Jews, Roma and Sinti during the Holocaust (Shoah) in Europe. It is an initiative of dr. Dienke Hondius at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Hiding Stories

While doing research, powerful stories emerge. Some of these stories have a lot to teach us. We are working on a selection of well-documented histories, so with time you will be able to discover more and more.

What is Mapping Hiding Places?

What do we do?

Mapping Hiding Places is an international research project that has started with data collection in the Netherlands, by students of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Humanities. The project is an initiative of Dr Dienke Hondius, to collect information about hiding places used by Jews in Europe to escape Nazi persecution during the Holocaust (1933-1945).

The aim is to increase knowledge and insight into the histories, locations and relations in hiding. The beginning of this research project involves mapping locations that Jews, Roma and Sinti used as hiding places during the occupation. This information is often still kept in the memory of surviving relatives or of survivors, of local eyewitnesses, and in various books, articles, interviews and other sources. Mapping these hiding locations presents an opportunity to gain more insight into the histories, memories, networks, trends and legacies of hiding in Europe during the Holocaust.

Latest Blog Entries

23 Jan: De ontwikkeling van het Mapping Hiding Places onderzoeksproject

Dienke Hondius, 24 januari 2022 In 2015 is Dienke Hondius vanuit haar werk als universitair docent en onderzoeker aan de…

27 Jan: Introducing the Mapping Hiding Places

An introduction to the project by Dr. Dienke Hondius held at the annual Hidden Child Foundation gathering.