Our information has been consolidated into a master bibliographic database. This database attempts to list all Yizkor Books known to exist, as well as many other books written about a particular community. The database currently contains the titles of over 1,000 books.
When you search for a particular town or region in the database, you will receive following information:
Many communities that do not have individual Yizkor Books are covered by national or regional books, which are listed under the name or the country or region. Regional books are particularly important for Latvia and Lithuania. Other regions in the database include: Baden-Wurttemberg, Bavaria, Bessarabia, Crimea, Galicia, Hesse, Karpatalja, Maramures, Polesie, Salaj, Silesia, Transylvania, and Volhynia (Wolyn).
We have collected Yizkor Book call numbers from libraries and archives with significant Yizkor Book collections. Although this component of the database is by no means complete, it currently includes call numbers from the following libraries:
Los Angeles - Hebrew Union College
Los Angeles - Simon Wiesenthal Center/Yeshiva University Library
Los Angeles - UCLA Research Library
Los Angeles - University of Judaism
San Francisco - Holocaust Center of Northern California
Gainesville - Price Library of Judaica, University of Florida
Boston - Boston Public Library
Brookline - Hebrew College
Cambridge - Harvard University Library
Waltham - Brandeis University Library
Baltimore - Joseph Meyerhoff Library
Ann Arbor - Univ. of Michigan Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
New York - American Jewish Historical Society
New York - Bund Archives (collection at YIVO)
New York - Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Library
New York - Jewish Theological Seminary Library
New York - New York Public Library, Jewish Division
New York - Yeshiva University Library
New York - YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Library
Portland - Congregation Neveh Shalom
Cambridge - Cambridge University Library
Finchley - JGS of Great Britain, Finchley Synagogue
London - University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies
London - Weinser Library
Ramat-Gan - Bar-Ilan University
Tel Aviv - Ahad Haam Library
Tel Aviv - Hitachdut Yotzei Polin
Tel Aviv - Moadon Ha'Bund
Tel Aviv - Rambam Library
Additional libraries, which are not included in the Database, are listed in our InfoFile "Libraries with Yizkor Books".
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