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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.
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,
- Israel: A
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).
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