Yiskor Bikher (Memorial Books)
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.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials in the collections are to be used for private study, scholarship, or research in accord with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). FAU Libraries adhere to all conditions specified in the law when providing reproductions of copyrighted material. Any subsequent use of a reproduction in excess of " fair use," may result in the user’s liability for copyright infringement. When using electronic copies or images, please keep in mind that copyright law applies. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright permission from the rights holder when copying material in excess of fair use. Restriction in the copying of materials may be imposed if the researcher does not have written permission from the rights holder. Should the researcher use or reproduce special collections material when submitting or publishing his or her own writing or research, the author should credit Florida Atlantic University Libraries Special Collections. If research at FAU Special Collections results in publication, we would appreciate citation information that would allow us to reference that work to future researchers. Also, If the researcher desires to reuse material for commercial use, please contact Special Collections.
100.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Jews -- Europe Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Jews -- Europe -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Memorial books (Holocaust) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Yiskor Bikher (Memorial Books)
- Teresa Van Dyke and Victoria Thur
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note