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Jewish Genealogical Society
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The Yizkor Project

Yizkor books are memorials to Jewish communities (shtetls) in central and eastern Europe destroyed in the Holocaust.  Former residents describe the communities and give their memories of the people who lived there just before and during the Holocaust.

The JewishGen Yizkor Project has been compiling where to find Yizkor books, people who are interested in them, libraries that have them, etc.  While the JGSGP collection, housed in the Tuttleman Library of Gratz College, does not contain Yizkor books as yet, the Tuttleman Library does have a significant number of these memorial books, most of which are printed in Hebrew or Yiddish.  Alan Remstein, JGSGP Librarian, has compiled the list of these Yizkor books as shown below.

In the Language column of the tables, the abbreviations mean:

E- English
F- French
H- Hebrew
Hu- Hungarian
P- Polish
R- Russian
SC- Serbo-Croation
Y- Yiddish
YIZKOR BOOKS AT THE TUTTLEMAN LIBRARY
SHTETL COUNTRY TITLE LANGUAGES CALL NO.
AnnopolUkraineRachov-Annopol; testimony and remembranceH,Y,EREF DS 135 P62 R247
AntopolBelarusAntopol (Antepolie); yizkor bookH,Y,EREF DS 135 R93 A62 1972
Babi YarUkraineThe Babi Yar book of remembranceY,R,EDS 135 R93 B34 1983
BenderiMoldovaBendery and her holy communityYHol. Arch. DS 135 R7 B4 1975
BershadUkraineBershadHDS 135 R93 B3874 1956
Biala PodlaskaPolandBook of Biala PodlaskaH,YREF DS 135 P62 B52
SHTETL COUNTRY TITLE LANGUAGES CALL NO.
Biala RawskaPolandMemorial book to the martyrs of Biala RawskaH, YREF DS 135 P62 B53 1972
BialystokPolandThe Bialystoker memorial bookY, EREF DS 135 P62 B5753 1982
Bielsk-PodlaskiPolandBielsk-Podliask; book in the holy memory of the Bielsk-Podliask JewsH, Y, EREF DS 135 P62 B572
BrigelPolandRemembrance Book of the Brigel CommunityH,Y,EREF DS 135 P62 B757 1980
CakovecYugoslaviaHolocaust scroll of the holy community of CakovecH, SCREF DS 135 Y82 C343
CzenstochovPolandCzenstochov, our legacyY,EREF DS 135 P62 C8791 1993
SHTETL COUNTRY TITLE LANGUAGES CALL NO.
DubossaryMuldaviaDubossary memorial bookH, YREF DS 135 M64 D8 1965
GorodenkaUkraineThe book of HorodenkaH, YREF DS 135 R93 G67 1963
JaroslawPolandJaroslav bookH, Y, EREF DS 135 P62 J297
JedwabnePolandYedwabne; history and memorial bookH, Y, EREF DS 135 P62 J448 1980
KedainiaiLithuaniaKeidan memorial bookH, Y, EREF DS 135 R93 L553
KielcePolandAbout our house which was devastatedH, Y, P, EDS 135 P62 K54 1981
SHTETL COUNTRY TITLE LANGUAGES CALL NO.
KielcePolandAnnihlation of 50,000 Jews of KielceHDS 135 P62 K53 1983
KishinevMoldaviaGhetto Kishinev - the Final ProgramHDS 135 R93 K593 1977
KisvardaHungaryMemorial book of Kleinwardein and vicinityH, Hu, EREF DS 135 H92 K574
KolbuszowaPolandKolbuszowa Memorial BookH, Y, EREF DS 135 P62 K6636 1971
KolozsvarRomaniaMemorial volume of the Jews of Cluj-KolozsvarH, E, HuREF DS 135 R72 C54 1970
KowelUkraineKowel; testimony & memorial book of our destroyed communityH, YREF DS 135 R93 K6951
SHTETL COUNTRY TITLE LANGUAGES CALL NO.
KrakowPolandKrakow ghetto and the Plaszow camp rememberedEDS 135 P62 K6824 1989
KrivichiBelarusKryvitsh Yizkor Book Ner-tamid for Jewish communityH, YREF DS 135 R93 K746
LipkanyMoldaviaCommunity of LipkanyH, YREF DS 135 R93 L49 1963
LodzPolandThe community of Lodz; a Jewish mother cityHDS 135 P62 L62 1948
LubomlUkraineLuboml - The Memorial Book of a Vanished ShtetlEREF DS 135 U42 L497 1997
LyubomlUkraineYizkor book of LubomlH, Y, EREF DS 135 R9J L957
SHTETL COUNTRY TITLE LANGUAGES CALL NO.
MiedzyrzecUkraineMezritsh book in memory of the martyrs of our cityH, YREF DS 135 P62 1978
MielecPolandMielec JewsYDS 135 P62 M254
MinskBelarusMinsk; Jewish mother city; a memorial anthologyHREF DS 135 R95 M555 1955
MirBelarusMemorial book of MirH, Y, EREF DS 135 B38 S43 1962
Nowy TargPolandRemembrance book Nowy Targ and vicinityH, Y, EREF DS 135 P62 N657 1979
PinskBelarusPinsk Historical Vol; History of Jews of PinskH, Y, EREF DS 135 R93 P54 1977
SHTETL COUNTRY TITLE LANGUAGES CALL NO.
Piotrkow TrybunalsPolandA tale of one city; Piotrkow kTrybunalskiEDS 135 P62 P5 1991
PruzhanyBelarusMemorial book of five destroyed communinitiesYREF DS 135 B38 P78 1958
PruzhanyBelarusPinkas Pruz'any and its vicinityH, YREF DS 135 R93 P93 P785 1983
PrzasnyszPolandMemorial book to the community of ProshnitzH, Y, EREF DS 135 P62 P73 1974
PrzedborzPolandPrzedborz memorial bookH, Y, EREF DS 135 P62 P7358
RadekhovUkraineMemorial book (of above towns listed)H, YREF DS 135 R95 R287
SHTETL COUNTRY TITLE LANGUAGES CALL NO.
RadomPolandThe book of Radom; story of a Jewish comm. in Poland destroyedH, Y, EREF DS 135 P62 R323 1961
RozanPolandRozhan memorial bookH, Y, EREF DS 135 P62 R69 1977
SkalaUkraineBook of SkalaH,Y,EREF DS 135 R93 S5294 1978
SokolovkaUkraineSokolievka/Justingrad; a century of struggle and suffering in a Ukrainian shtetlE, H, YDS 135 R93 S66 1985
SomborYugoslaviaThe Sombor community in its destructionHDS 135 Y82 S657 1970
StryjUkraineMemorial book of StryjH, Y, EREF DS 135 R93 S83 1962
SHTETL COUNTRY TITLE LANGUAGES CALL NO.
Terebovlya, StrusoUkraineMemorial Book for the Jewish Communities of Trembowla, Strusow, Janow and vicinityH, EREF DS 135 R93 T467
ThessalonikeUkraineSalonika ir va-em be-YisraelH, FDS 135 G72 T55 1967
TlumatsUkraineMemorial book of TlumaczH, Y, EREF DS 135 R93 T425 1976
Tomaszow MazowieckPolandTomashow-Mazowieck; a memorial to the Jewish communityH, Y, E, FREF 135 P62 T67 1969
TuretsBelarusBook of remembrance - Tooretz-YeremitzH, Y, EREF DS 135 R93 T784
VilnaLithuaniaVilna AlmanacY,EREF DS 135 L52 V558 1992
SHTETL COUNTRY TITLE LANGUAGES CALL NO.
VilniusLithuaniaJerusalem of Lithunia, illustrated and documentedH, Y, E, RREF DS 135 R93 V584
Vlodava & SobiborPolandYizkor book in memory of Vlodava & region SobiborH, Y, EREF DS 135 P62 W715 1974
WodzislawPolandSefer Wodzislaw-SedziszowH, YREF DS 135 P62 W65 1978
WyszogrodPolandDedicated to the memory of VishogrodH, Y, EREF DS 135 P62 V585 1971
YavorovUkraineMonument to the community of Jaworow and surroundingH, YREF DS 135 R93 Y385
ZambrovPolandThe Book of ZambrovH,Y,EREF DS 135 P62 Z2891 1963
SHTETL COUNTRY TITLE LANGUAGES CALL NO.
ZeivaLithuaniaZelva memorial bookEHol Arch DS 135 B38 S45 1992
ZelowPolandMemorial book of the community of ZelowH, YREF DS 135 P62 Z447
ZloczowUkraineZloczow MemoirEDS 135 P62 Z55 1986



OTHER BOOKS AT THE TUTTLEMAN LIBRARY ABOUT SHTETLS
SHTETL COUNTRY TITLE AUTHORS LANGUAGES CALL
  Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora HREF DS 135 E8 E55
 EuropePinkas, Ha-Kehilot HREF DS 135 E83 P5
(Karpatalja) MaramuresUkraineMemorial book of the martyrs of Karpatorus-MarmaroshShlomo RozmanYREF DS 135 R93 Z28 1968
 LithuaniaLithuanian Jewry HREF DS 135 L5 Y3
 LithuaniaLithuania YREF DS 135 L5 L5 c.2
 RomaniaJews of RomaniaShlomo BickelHDS 135 R72 B773 1978
SHTETL COUNTRY TITLE AUTHORS LANGUAGES CALL
 PolandThe Black Book - Soviet Union and death camps of Poland EDS 135 R92 B5313 1981

 

There are two other libraries in the Philadelphia area that have significant Yizkor collections.


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Revised April 21, 2003