The focal point of the library is the Memorial Book Collection. Memorial books, known as, yizkor books in Hebrew and Yiddish, are published by various individuals, organizations or corporate bodies to commemorate the Jewish presence and victims of a particular location. Individual works vary in scope, language and size, but all serve as remembrances. Their use as historical documents and genealogical tools is invaluable.
One may find the names of towns or areas for which the library–archive has a memorial book in its collection. Click on any of the ranges to determine if there is a book for a particular location.
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Our yizkor books are available for research purposes in our library-archive.
They are not available for loan or for purchase.
Additional online resources may be found on JewishGen Yizkor Book Project or see a digitized memorial book collection, available at the New York Public Library.