The British Library
is home to one of the finest collections of Hebrew manuscripts
and printed books. Among the printed material the Yizkor
books, memorial volumes of great relevance to Holocaust
studies, have been the subject of a bibliography which has
taken several years to compile.
Yizkor books devoted to Central and Eastern
European Jewish communities began appearing soon after the
end of WWII and have continued to be published to this day.
According to literary sources, about 1000 memorial book titles
are known to have been published since 1944 to the present.
Work is currently
under way on a bibliography which will bring together for
the first time, the entire collection of memorial books held
in the British Library. This would be the first bibliography
of its kind to be published in this country. We are aiming
at completing and publishing the bibliography ahead of the
national Holocaust Memorial Day in January 2003.
We thank The Exilarchs
Foundation for your interest and support of our project.
The British Library, London
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