Yizkor books held by the History and Genealogy Department

After World War II, survivors of the Holocaust published books in memory of destroyed Jewish communities in Europe. These published memorials, called Yizkor books, include photos, maps, memoirs, testimonies, histories and lists of Jews who were killed in the Holocaust. Most are written in Hebrew or Yidish.

Translations of some Yizkor books in the library's collection are available on the JewishGen website.


Using Yizkor books in the History and Genealogy Department

  • Patrons are limited to one book at a time.
  • Books are shelved in closed stacks and will be retrieved upon request.
  • Request books by number (see link to list below).
  • A photo ID is required to sign out a book.
  • Books may be viewed at tables closest to the reference desk
  • Do not leave the book unattended.
  • Photocopying is allowed.
  • Return the book to the reference desk when finished.
  • Most Yizkor books are written in Yiddish and Hebrew. A list of translators is available upon request.
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