Scope and Contents
Yiskor bikher, or Memorial Books, were written after the Holocaust by survivors. The purpose of these books was to document the shtetls (Jewish villages of Central and Eastern Europe) that were destroyed and record the names of those Jews killed by Nazis or Nazi sympathizers. Yiskor books are a source of valuable information about life in Jewish towns before the Holocaust and for genealogical research. These books may contain biographies, photographs, maps and other items of historical interest. Most of these books are in Hebrew or Yiddish; please be aware that transliteration or translation services are not available. Photocopies or electronic scans may be requested, but may not be ready the same day. When requesting information by email, please give variable spellings. Please check our library catalog first to search by keywords such as village names, regional landmarks or other characteristics. If you use "Advanced Search," you will find that you can limit your results to better matches.
- created: 1950 - 1970
- Other: Date acquired: 12/11/1968
Conditions Governing Access
Collections are available for supervised use in the Special Collections reading room during regular hours or by appointment. Users are required to complete a registration form and to comply with regulations governing use. Research assistance may be available but please email or phone first to set up an appointment. Photocopies or electronic copies of material in the collections may be provided within copyright limits but may not be ready immediately. In addition, selected materials are digitized and available electronically through the Digital Library.
From the Collection: 100.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English