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Yizkor Books

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.

Memorial volumes – 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.

The Project

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 Exilarch’s Foundation for your interest and support of our project.

Ilana Tahan
The British Library, London
Hebrew Section



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