JewishGen Danzig/Gdańsk SIG Book List
The following books (and journal articles) concern Danzig Jewry, though they are not necessarily genealogical in nature. If you are aware of works that should be added to this list, or if you wish to write a review to appear here, please notify the SIG Coordinator.

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  • Bericht an meine Familie — ein Leben zwischen Danzig und Israel, by Erwin Lichtenstein. Darmstadt: H. Luchterhand Verlag, 1985. ISBN: 3472865946
  • Danzig 1939: Treasures of a Destroyed Community, edited by Sheila Schwartz. Wayne State University Press, 1980. ISBN: 081431662X
  • Danzig, Between East and West: Aspects of Modern Jewish History, edited by Isadore Twersky. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1985. ISBN: 0674192559
  • Dapim: Studies on the Shoah, edited by Asher Cohen, et al. New York: P. Lang, 1991. ISBN: 082040960X
  • Der Preußische Staat und die Juden, by Selma Stern. Tübingen: Mohr, 1962-1971.
    • Four volumes — which chapter(s) concern Danzig?
  • Die Geschichte der Juden in Danzig, by Samuel Echt. Leer/Ostfriesland: Rautenberg, 1972. ISBN: 3792100959
  • Die Juden der Freien Stadt Danzig unter der Herrschaft des Nationalsozialismus, by Erwin Lichtenstein. Tuebingen: Mohr, 1973.
  • Echoes from the Holocaust: A Memoir, by Mira Ryczke Kimmelman. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1997. ISBN: 0870499688
  • From Danzig: An American Rabbi's Journey, by Wolli Kaelter with Gordon Cohn. Malibu, Calif.: Pangloss Press, 1997. ISBN: 0934710368
  • 'Gdańsk' in Pinkas HaKehillot Polin, v. VI, edited by Abraham Wein and Rachel Grossbaum-Pasternak. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 1999.
  • Gestritten, gekämpft und gelitten: von Danzig nach Erez Israel, bei der britischen Armee in Nordafrika, mit der "Jewish Brigade Group" durch Italien, Deutschland, Holland und Belgien, dann Offizier in der israelischen Armee 1923-1948, by Sami Scharon. Konstanz: Hartung-Gorre, 2002. ISBN: 3896497618
  • Korotehem shel Yehude Dantsig me-az ha-emantsipatsyah ve-'ad ha-gerush bi-yeme ha-shilton ha-Natsi
    קורותיהם של יהודי דאנציג מאז האמנציפאציה ועד הגרוש בימי השלטון הנאצי
    , by Eliyahu Stern. Jerusalem, 1978.
  • On the Vistula Facing East, by Frank Meisler. London: André Deutsch Ltd., 1996. ISBN: 0233990224
    • Internationally-renowned Israeli sculptor Frank Meisler's Boss family lived in Danzig from at least 1807 (formerly, Den Bosch in Holland, and, originally, Boaz in Spain). These memoirs largely focus on Frank's childhood experiences in Danzig during the 1930s, including personal and intimate observations about anti-Semitism and the rise of Nazism in the city, the exploits of his Danzig family, and his early adulthood in England, where he was sent via the Kindertransport from Danzig. High on Danzig atmospherics and an engaging read. Contains mature themes.
  • Yehude Dantsig, 1840-1943: hit'arut, ma'avak, hatsalah, by Eliyahu Stern. Tel Aviv, 1983.
  • Zur Geschichte der Juden in Danzig, by Abraham Stein. Monatsschrift für Geschichte und Wissenschaft des Judentums 6, 1857.
    • Translation project underway! Supposedly, the first written history of Danzig Jewry. Its author, Dr. Abraham Stein, was the first liberal rabbi in Danzig (Altschottland).

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