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The following additional resources can provide valuable information
on finding a Jewish community or a Yizkor book:
Locating a Jewish Community:
JewishGen's JewishGen Communities Database provides Soundex
searching of the U.S. Board of Geographic Names database of all centeral and
eastern European communities, and gives current name, latitude/longitude,
and map location.
Where Once We Walked:
Revised Edition; A Guide to the Jewish Communities Destroyed in the Holocaust.
by Gary Mokotoff and Sallyann Amdur Sack with Alexander Sharon (Bergenfield
NJ: Avotaynu, 2002), locates 23,500 towns in Central and Eastern Europe
where Jews resided, and indicates sources of information on each community.
Gazetteer, by Chester G. Cohen (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1989),
locates 2,000 major Jewish settlements within the Russian Empire, and provides
short descriptions and Yizkor Book names.
Historical Atlas of East Central Europe, by Paul Robert Magocsi
(Seattle & London: Univ. of Washington Press, 1993) describes historical
boundary changes for countries and administrative districts in East Central
Additional Jewish Community Information:
Locating Yizkor Books:
Amherst, MA: National Yiddish Book Center.
Catalog of digitized yizkor book reprints for sale.
Boston, MA: Resources for Jewish
Genealogy in the Boston Area, by Warren Blatt (Newton MA: JGS of
Greater Boston, 1996).
Detroit, MI: Memorial
Book Collection of the Holocaust Memorial Center, West Bloomfield,
Guide to Genealogical Resources in Israel, Revised Edition, by
Sallyann Amdur Sack and the Israel Genealogical Society (Teaneck NJ: Avotaynu,
New Haven, CT: Yale
University Libraries. Yizkor Books.
New York, NY: Genealogical Resources in New York.
New York, NY:New York Public Library, Dorot Division.
Online digital images of entire yizkor books.
Portland, OR: Yizkor
Books at Congregation Neveh Shalom
San Francisco, CA: Yizkor
Books in the Holocaust Center of Northern California.
Seattle, WA: Yizkor
Books in the Seattle area.
St. Louis, MO: Yizkor
Books in the Special Collections Department, St. Louis County Library.
Washington, DC: United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum Library. Online Catalog.
Washington, DC: Library of Congress.
Other Yizkor Book Lists:
a Ruined Garden: The Memorial Books of Polish Jewry, Second Expanded
Edition, edited and translated by Jack Kugelmass and Jonathan Boyarin,
with Geographical Index and Bibliography by Zachary M. Baker. (Bloomington
IN: Indiana University Press, June 1998).
How To Document Victims
and Locate Survivors of the Holocaust, by Gary Mokotoff (Teaneck,
NJ: Avotaynu, 1995), Appendix A, Towns with Published Yizkor Books.
From Generation to Generation, Revised Edition, by Arthur Kurzweil
(New York: HarperCollins, 1994).
Yizkor Book Project
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