Search

Books

Filter entries by:
Category: Keyword: Places:
Accounting for Genocide: National Responses and Jewish Victimization During the Holocaust by H. Fein
Accounting for Genocide: National Responses and Jewish Victimization During the Holocaust
By H. Fein
(University of Chicago Press, 1979)
Anthology on Armed Jewish Resistance 1939-1945 by Isaac Kowalski.
Anthology on Armed Jewish Resistance 1939-1945
By Isaac Kowalski.
Four volumes of short personal accounts of Jews under a variety of circumstances who resisted the Nazis during World War II. Many of the stories are about partisans fighting in Lithuania, eastern Poland, the Ukraine, Belarus. Many small vignettes, pictures. Indexes of hundreds of names. First volume published 1986, last volume 1991. show more
Atlas of the Holocaust by Martin Gilbert
Atlas of the Holocaust
By Martin Gilbert
(New York: William Morrow. and Company, Inc., 1993 (Revised edition), 282 pages, ISBN: 0-688-12364-3)
An atlas, with over 300 maps, numerous photos, indexes of places and persons, bibliography. show more
Baltic Jews under the Soviets (English) by Dov Levin
Baltic Jews under the Soviets (English)
By Dov Levin
(Jerusalem: Centre for Research & Documentation of Eastern European Jewry, Hebrew University, 1994 )
Black Book, The by Ilya Ehrenburg and Vasily Grossman
Black Book, The
By Ilya Ehrenburg and Vasily Grossman
(Holocaust Publications, Inc., 1981, ISBN: 089604-032-1)
A powerful anthology of eyewitness accounts to the mass murder of Soviet Jewry, edited by one of the Soviet Union's best-known authors but suppressed by Stalin. Describes events in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Separate indices of place names and individuals. Much of the material is taken from the testimony presented to the official Extraordinary Commission to Ascertain and Investigate the War Crimes of the Fascist German Invaders and Their Accomplices. show more
Book of Remembrance of the Jewish Community of Kybartai Lithuania, The by Joseph Rosin/Sarah and Mordechai Kopfstein
Book of Remembrance of the Jewish Community of Kybartai Lithuania, The
By Joseph Rosin/Sarah and Mordechai Kopfstein
(Haifa: The Association of Former Kibart Citizens, 1988)
Conscience and Courage: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust by Eva Fogelman
Conscience and Courage: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust
By Eva Fogelman
(New York: Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1994, 393 pages, ISBN: 0-385-42027-7)
A history of anti-semitism and rescues in many countries, written about from the point of view of a psychotherapist and social psychologist. Footnotes, bibliography, index. show more
Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland, A by Alexander Beider
Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland, A
By Alexander Beider
(Teaneck, NJ: Avotaynu Press, 1996, 608 pages. ISBN: 0-9626373-9-4)
This and its companion volume, A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire, by Dr. Beider provide the most comprehensive scholarly studies of Jewish surnames in Eastern Europe. show more
Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire, A by Alexander Beider
Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire, A
By Alexander Beider
(Teaneck, NJ: Avotaynu Press, 1993, 760 pages ISBN: 0-9626373-3-5)
This and its companion volume, A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland, by Dr. Beider provide the most comprehensive scholarly studies of Jewish surnames in Eastern Europe. show more
Documents Accuse by B. Baranauskas and K. Ruksenas
Documents Accuse
By B. Baranauskas and K. Ruksenas
(Gintaras Vilnius, 1970)
Dr. Elkhanan Elkes of the Kovno Ghetto: A Son's Holocaust Memoir by Joel Elkes
Dr. Elkhanan Elkes of the Kovno Ghetto: A Son's Holocaust Memoir
By Joel Elkes
(Brewster, Mass.: Paraclete Press, 1999. 119 pp., ISBN: 1-55725-231-9)
A memoir by the son of the head of the Kovno (Kaunas) Ghetto covering the period of the initial German invasion, June 22, 1941 to the Ghetto’s final destruction July 13-15, 1944. Previously unpublished photos from the author’s archives, Esther Lurie illustrations; notes and references, index. show more
Eliyahu's Branches: The Descendants Of the Vilna Gaon and His Family by Chaim Freedman
Eliyahu's Branches: The Descendants Of the Vilna Gaon and His Family
By Chaim Freedman
(Teaneck, NJ: Avotaynu, Inc, 704 pages, ISBN: 1886223068)
Excursion to Lithuania, An by A.A. Sacks
Excursion to Lithuania, An
By A.A. Sacks
(New York: Hudson Bay Press, 1934, 308 pages)
A travelogue, written for a general audience, by a New York Jewish American born in Zeimelis, who takes a sea voyage back to his homeland, illustrated with his travel pictures. Some family names mentioned: ZEDERSTEIN, MILUNSKI, ZOHN, ISRAELSON, KAPLAN, Rabbi EPSTEIN of the Hebrew University of Slobodka (photo). show more
Fighting Back: Lithuanian Jewry's Armed Resistance to the Holocaust 1941-1945 by Dov Levin
Fighting Back: Lithuanian Jewry's Armed Resistance to the Holocaust 1941-1945
By Dov Levin
(New York, London: Holmes and Meier, 1985, 298 pages; re-issued as a paperback by Holmes and Meier in 1997)
Dov Levin, an eminent Israeli sociologist and former member of the Kovno ghetto underground, is one of the few Litvaks who actively participated in the war against the Germans and their allies as a member of the Lithuanian Division of the Soviet Army. His goal in writing this book was to uncover as many facts as possible about Lithuanian Jewry's participation in the struggle against the Germans (those in the Red Army, as well as the partisans, and fighters in the concentration camps and ghettos), and to record the events and names of the participants for posterity. Interviews with 165 survivors, extensive footnotes, bibliography, index of names and general index. Foreword by Yehuda Bauer. show more
Following the Paper Trail: A Multilingual Translation Guide by Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman
Following the Paper Trail: A Multilingual Translation Guide
By Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman
(Teaneck, NJ: Avotaynu, 1991, 1994, 241 pages. ISBN: 0-9626373-4-3)
A guide to translating vital statistic records in 13 languages: Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. Each section shows the alphabet of the language, sample vital statistic records and their translation as well as a list of words commonly encountered in these records. show more
For My Sons: A Family Genealogy by Joseph D. Lurie
For My Sons: A Family Genealogy
By Joseph D. Lurie
(Self Published/ TS, 1998, available from Joseph Lurie, PO Box 1158, Upton, Ma. 01568)
Family genealogy done with extensive use of Byelorussian, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Israeli, and U.S. vital records, revision lists, census data, etc. Most complete/only genealogy of Danishevsky (over 1000 individuals from 1730's on),and only genealogy of Zadwin/Sadwin (400+ individuals) and Gutglick/Gutglik/Goodglick (550+ individuals) families. Also Luria, Halperin, Soloveichik, Slutzki, Gorovitz. Ties to Israelit, Lewin-Epstein, Vilna Gaon. Various biographical information, 150+ photographs, maps. show more
From a Ruined Garden: The Memorial by Jack Kugelmass and Jonathan Boyarin
From a Ruined Garden: The Memorial
By Jack Kugelmass and Jonathan Boyarin
(Schocken Books, 1983, ISBN: 0-8052-3867-0)
Contains selections drawn from over 60 memorial books. Most memorial books have never been translated from the original Hebrew or Yiddish. This book gives English speakers a unique opportunity to learn from a previously inaccessible resource. The memorial books are from towns within the area of Poland from 1921-1938, including towns now in Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania. show more
From That Place and Time: A Memoir 1938-1947 by Lucy S. Dawidowicz
From That Place and Time: A Memoir 1938-1947
By Lucy S. Dawidowicz
(New York, London, W.W. Norton & Company, 1989, 333 pages, ISBN: 0-393-02674-4)
American Lucy Dawidowicz went to serve as an intern at YIVO in Vilna in 1938 and remained there until she had to leave when the war started. She returned to Vilna after the war. People and places are mentioned with good biographical information about her friends and YIVO personnel. There are excellent descriptions of Jewish life in Vilna in these years, local color, atmosphere of rooted culture, of anti-Semitism, daily life, streets, historic information about Lithuania and Jewish Lithuania, including its historic and religious personalities. The end papers are especially useful, including a map of Vilna in the 1930s with an inset of the Jewish quarter. Many sites in the text can be located on streets on the maps where streets are named. The text also gives alternative Jewish, Polish, and Lithuanian names for streets. Unfortunately, the book is out of print and the rights have been sold to Bantam which has no plans to republish it as of July, 1997. show more
Ghetto in Flames: The Struggle and Destruction of the Jews of Vilna in the Holocaust by Yitzhak Arad
Ghetto in Flames: The Struggle and Destruction of the Jews of Vilna in the Holocaust
By Yitzhak Arad
(Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 1980; New York: Holocaust Library, 1982)
Golden Tradition: Jewish Life and Thought in Eastern Europe, The by Lucy S. Dawidowicz
Golden Tradition: Jewish Life and Thought in Eastern Europe, The
By Lucy S. Dawidowicz
(London: Vallentine, Mitchell & Co., Ltd., 1967)
Guide to the YIVO Archives by Fruma Mohrer and Marek Web
Guide to the YIVO Archives
By Fruma Mohrer and Marek Web
(Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe,1998)
Heroes of the Holocaust, Extraordinary True Accounts of Triumph - Stories of 28 Ordinary People Who Found Themselves in Extraordinary Circumstances by Arnold Geier
Heroes of the Holocaust, Extraordinary True Accounts of Triumph - Stories of 28 Ordinary People Who Found Themselves in Extraordinary Circumstances
By Arnold Geier
(Berkley Books, 1993, ISBN: 0-425-16029-7)
These heroes were from Warsaw, Poland; Berlin, Germany; Lvov, Poland; Bukaczowce, Poland; Vienna, Austria; Kovno, Lithuania; Boryslav, Poland; Frankfurt, Germany; Dresden, Germany; Sosnoviec, Poland; Paris, France; Edgware, England; Vranov, Czechoslovakia; Zdunska Wola, Poland; Tlumacz, Poland; Denekamp, Holland; Budapest, Hungary; Bucharest, Romania; and Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Acts of courage and kindness are recounted in their stories. show more
Heroism & Bravery in Lithuania 1941-1945 by Alex Faitelson
Heroism & Bravery in Lithuania 1941-1945
By Alex Faitelson
(Jerusalem/Hewlet, NY: Gefen Publishing House Ltd., 1996, 432 pages, ISBN: 965-229-155 2 )
A memoir, by a member of the anti-fascist fighting unit (AKO) of the Kaunas (Kovno) Ghetto, of life in the Ghetto, the Ninth Fort and the work of the AKO. Maps, photos, illustrations, lists (of Nazi war criminals mentioned in the book), index, short bibliographies in Hebrew, Lithuanian, Cyrillic. show more
Heshel’s Kingdom by Dan Jacobson
Heshel’s Kingdom
By Dan Jacobson
(Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern Univ. Press, 1999; 243 pp. ISBN: 0-8101-1704-5)
A memoir. In 1919 the death of an Orthodox Rabbi, Heshel MELAMED, in Varniai, Lithuania led his widow and children to leave for South Africa. This book is the story of the return of Heshel’s son to Lithuania to search for his roots. Notes, references. show more
Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto by unknown author
Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto
By unknown author
(Boston: Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown & Co., 1997, 255 pages, ISBN: 0-8212-2457-3)
An oversized illustrated history with 127 color, and 233 B&W photos, this is a companion volume to a major exhibition at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Footnotes, bibliography, index, timelines. Part of the exhibit is viewable online. show more
History of The Jews in South Africa, From the Earliest Times to 1895, A by Lewis Hermann
History of The Jews in South Africa, From the Earliest Times to 1895, A
By Lewis Hermann
(Johannesburg: South African Jewish Board of Deputies, 1935, 288 pages)
23 illustrations, appendices, index. show more
Holocaust Atlas of Lithuania by Milda Jakulytė-Va, compiler
Holocaust Atlas of Lithuania
By Milda Jakulytė-Va, compiler
Vilnius : Valstybinis Vilniaus Gaono žydų muziejus, 2011
The book is also available online with an interactive map of the Holocaust in Lithuania. 371 pages with folded map. See http://www.holocaustatlas.lt/EN/ ISBN 9789955767138 show more
Holocaust in Lithuania 1941-1945: A Book of Remembrance, The by Rose Lerer Cohen and Saul Issroff
Holocaust in Lithuania 1941-1945: A Book of Remembrance, The
By Rose Lerer Cohen and Saul Issroff
A book about memory, its primary aim is to record and document the names of Lithuanian Jews who perished in the Holocaust. See further information on the Lithuanian Names Project page. show more
Holocaust in Lithuania: Some Unique Aspects, The by Dina Porat/David Cesarani
Holocaust in Lithuania: Some Unique Aspects, The
By Dina Porat/David Cesarani
(London: Routledge, 1994 )
Hope in Darkness (The Aba Gefen Holocaust Diaries) by Aba Gefen
Hope in Darkness (The Aba Gefen Holocaust Diaries)
By Aba Gefen
(New York: The Holocaust Library, 1989, 184 pages, ISBN: 0-89604-126-9 )
A memoir: the diaries of Aba and Joseph Gefen, brothers in Kovno (Kaunas) from 1941-1944. Map. show more
How Dark the Heavens: 1400 Days in the Grip of Nazi Terror by Sidney Iwens
How Dark the Heavens: 1400 Days in the Grip of Nazi Terror
By Sidney Iwens
(New York, Shengold Publishers, 1990; 291 pages, ISBN: 0-88400-147-4)
A personal memoir in diary format covering June 22, 1941, in Janova, Lithuania (where 3,500 of the 4,500 inhabitants were Jews, and where Sidney's father, Moshe Iwensky, was head of the local Jewish community bank and a leader of the local Zionist movement), to the day Iwens was liberated: April 30, 1945, in Camp Allach, near Munich, Germany. His path first led northwest, to Daugavpils, Latvia, where less than 100 of the 16,000 Jews survived Nazi occupation and ghettoization. He managed to escape to the partisans, returned to the ghetto and finally was shipped west to Dachau. Very readable -- winner of the August Derleth Non-Fiction Book Award. show more
If I Forget Thee... by Riva Lozansky and other witnesses
If I Forget Thee...
By Riva Lozansky and other witnesses
(Yizkor Book)
Includes four chapters of detailed testimonies; a brief history of the shtetl Butrimonys (Butrimantz, Baltrimantz) in Lithuania; a Victim's list of almost 200 families; 33 pages of photographs; and other front and back matter. This book is entirely in English and is the first substantial publication about this community. show more
In Search of Sugihara: The Elusive Japanese Diplomat Who Risked His Life to Rescue 10,000 Jews from the Holocaust by Hillel Levine
In Search of Sugihara: The Elusive Japanese Diplomat Who Risked His Life to Rescue 10,000 Jews from the Holocaust
By Hillel Levine
(London-New York: Free Press, 1996, ISBN: 0684832518)
Biography of Chiune Sugihara, 1900-1986, a righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust. show more
In Search of Your European Roots, Second Edition by Angus Baxter
In Search of Your European Roots, Second Edition
By Angus Baxter
(Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985, 1994, 292 pages ISBN: 0-8063-1446-X)
This guide to European research includes some information on East European and Jewish records. show more
It Was But Yesterday - The Story of a Lithuanian Village by Leslie Goldblatt
It Was But Yesterday - The Story of a Lithuanian Village
By Leslie Goldblatt
(Johannesburg, South Africa, Kayor Pub. Pacific Press: 1951)
The author describes life in Linkuva, Lithuania, before the horrors of the Holocaust destroyed its Jewish population. show more
Jerusalem of Lithuania: The Rise and Fall of Jewish Vilnius: A Personal Perspective by N. N. Shneidman
Jerusalem of Lithuania: The Rise and Fall of Jewish Vilnius: A Personal Perspective
By N. N. Shneidman
(Mosaic Press, 1998, 210 pages, 1998, ISBN: 0889626596)
Jewish Life Under the Tsars: The Autobiography of Chaim Aronson, 1825-1888, A by Norman Marsden
Jewish Life Under the Tsars: The Autobiography of Chaim Aronson, 1825-1888, A
By Norman Marsden
(Totowa, N.J.: Allanheld, Osmun & Co., 1983, 287 pages, ISBN: 0865980667)
Jewish State Museum, The by The Jewish State Museum
Jewish State Museum, The
By The Jewish State Museum
(Vilnius, Lithuania: The Jewish State Museum, 1996; 52 pages. ISBN: 9986901936)
The Museum’s official booklet, with numerous photos. show more
Jewish Vital Records, Revision Lists and Other Jewish Holdings in the Lithuanian Archives by Harold Rhode & Sallyann Amdur Sack
Jewish Vital Records, Revision Lists and Other Jewish Holdings in the Lithuanian Archives
By Harold Rhode & Sallyann Amdur Sack
(New Jersey: Avotaynu, 1996, 160 pages. ISBN 1-886223-02-5)
Inventory of holdings of the State Historical Archives in Vilnius. show more
Jews in South Africa: A History, The by Gustav Saron and Louis Hotz
Jews in South Africa: A History, The
By Gustav Saron and Louis Hotz
(Cape Town, 1956)
A history of Jewry in South Africa from the earliest white settlement until 1955, this work describes the immigration of Jews, their settlement, and their adaptation to the cultural and economic life of South Africa. There are chapters that deal with Jewish communities in particular localities, and others that deal with more general topics, such as the Zionist Movement, the immigration of Lithuanian Jews, and the relations between Jews, Boers, and Uitlanders before the South African War. An epilogue covers the period from 1910 to 1955. Saron was chairman of The South African Jewish Board of Deputies for many years. show more
Jews in the Lithuanian Press (A Bibliography) for the years 1985- 1987, The by The Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum of Lithuania
Jews in the Lithuanian Press (A Bibliography) for the years 1985- 1987, The
By The Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum of Lithuania
(Vilnius, Lithuania: Jewish State Museum of Lithuania, c2000)
Jews of East Central Europe Between the World Wars, The by Ezra Mendelsohn
Jews of East Central Europe Between the World Wars, The
By Ezra Mendelsohn
(Indiana University Press, 1989, 320 pages, ISBN: 0253204186)
Demographic, cultural, and socioeconomic conditions of East Central Europe Jewry; covers Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. The book focuses on the internal life of Jewish communities in the region as well as on the relationships between Jews and gentiles in a highly nationalist environment. show more
Jews of Lithuania: A History of a Remarkable Community, 1316 – 1945, The by Masha Greenbaum
Jews of Lithuania: A History of a Remarkable Community, 1316 – 1945, The
By Masha Greenbaum
(Jerusalem/Hewlett, NY: Gefen Publishing House Ltd., 1995, 405 pages, ISBN: 965-229-132-3)
A history. Masha was born in Kovno (Kaunas), lived in the Kovno ghetto, was sent to concentration camps in Estonia and Germany, and was liberated from Bergen-Belsen. Now in Israel. More than 2/3 of her book is about Pre-WWII Lithuania. Includes maps, illustrations, 8-pg town list, 6-page bibliography, index; extensively footnoted. show more
Jurbarkas, The Memorial Book (Yizkor Book) for the Jewish Community of Yurburg, Lithuania by Joel Alpert
Jurbarkas, The Memorial Book (Yizkor Book) for the Jewish Community of Yurburg, Lithuania
By Joel Alpert
(Tel Aviv, 1991 Written in Hebrew and Yiddish, 524 pages)
Significant contributions for this material were made by members of the American branch of the Krelitz family and the Canadian branch of the Beiles families. All contributors and translators are indicated at the beginning of each article. The Yizkor book is now on line and completely translated. The link is: www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jurbarkas/yurburg.html show more
Kovno Ghetto Diary, The by Dmitri Gelpernus
Kovno Ghetto Diary, The
By Dmitri Gelpernus
(Moscow: State Publishing House,1948, Yiddish, 214 pages)
Translated from Yiddish to Russian by Chaim Bargman (1993). Translated from Russian to English by Robin O'Neil (1994)} Available online in translation. For further information, contact Robin O'Neil. show more
Last Walk in Naryshkin Park by Rose Zwi
Last Walk in Naryshkin Park
By Rose Zwi
(North Melbourne, Australia: Spinifex Press, 1997, 252 pages, ISBN: 1 875559 72 8)
In Zhager (Zagare), a small town on the Lithuanian-Latvian border, well over 3000 Jewish men, women and children were massacred on 2 October 1941, by members of the Lithuanian Militia. They lie in a mass grave in Naryshkin Park, the heart of the shtetl, where lovers once walked. Last Walk in Naryshkin Park is the story of Rose Zwi’s quest to discover the fate of her father’s family who perished in the Holocaust, and that of her uncle, Leib Yoffe -musician, lover, barber, soldier, revolutionary. show more
Lekorot Ir Novohrdok Verabaneiha by David Volbrinski
Lekorot Ir Novohrdok Verabaneiha
By David Volbrinski
This book (in Hebrew) is an old source for the history of the community and principle personalities (mainly rabbis). Novaredok, one of the oldest Jewish communities in Lithuania, is first mentioned in documents in 1529. It was within Poland until the third partition of Poland (1795), when it passed to Russia, and from 1842 a district capital in the province of Minsk. It reverted to Poland in 1921, but was passed to the Soviet Union in 1939. show more
Life of an Immigrant, The by Joseph Bennett
Life of an Immigrant, The
By Joseph Bennett
This autobiography traces life in Simnas, Lithuania, from 1864 of the Applebaum, Karchmarsky, and Krulewich families till 1880 emigration to Pittsburgh via Berlin and Hamburg on the SS Vaterland. Details the author's reunion with his father and early life in America peddling in western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Illinois. Simnas shtetlinks page. show more
Life: A True Story by Steven V. Gure
Life: A True Story
By Steven V. Gure
(NY, NY: Vantage Press, 1988, 355 pages, ISBN: 0-533-07670-6)
This honest, thought provoking, and compelling autobiography describes the life and times of Steven V. Gure, a former New York City policeman. His is a remarkable story. Born into a family of wealthy European Jews, Steven found his life filled with horror and upheaval All of his family except his older sister, Ann, perished in the Holocaust. Eventually, Steven and Ann managed to make their way to the United States, where further insecurities awaited in the form of a series of foster homes, orphanages. With determination and perseverance, however, Steve managed to survive and even to prosper. He served in the military, worked his way through college, got married and had children, and joined the New York City police force. See website: www.lifeatruestory.com. show more
Light One Candle: A Survivor’s Tale from Lithuania to Jerusalem by Solly Gaynor
Light One Candle: A Survivor’s Tale from Lithuania to Jerusalem
By Solly Gaynor
(New York: Kodansha America, 1995, 353 pages, ISBN: 1-56836-098-3)
A memoir by a survivor of the Kovno (Kaunas) Ghetto, a boyhood friend of Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese consul who save thousands of Jews by signing exit visas to Japan. show more
Lita (Yiddish), Vol 1 by Mendel Sudarski et. al.
Lita (Yiddish), Vol 1
By Mendel Sudarski et. al.
(New York: Jewish Lithuanian Cultural Society, 1951.)
A partial online translation exists at: http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html show more
Lita (Yiddish), Vol 2 by Ch. Leikowicz
Lita (Yiddish), Vol 2
By Ch. Leikowicz
(Tel Aviv: IL Peretz Publishing, 1965)
A partial online translation exists at: http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita2/lita2.html show more
Lithuania, Land of My Birth by Avraham Kariv
Lithuania, Land of My Birth
By Avraham Kariv
(New York: Herzl Press, 1967)
Lithuanian Jewish Communities by Nancy Schoenburg and Stuart Schoenburg
Lithuanian Jewish Communities
By Nancy Schoenburg and Stuart Schoenburg
(New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1991, 502 pages. Reprinted by Jason Aronson Inc., Northvale, NJ/London, ISBN: 1-56821-993-8)
A history. An unofficial English translation of the Hebrew Yehadut Lita, Vols. III, IV. With some additional material. Comprehensive commentary on communities, with lists of family names, glossary, bibliography. A remarkable source for researchers of Lithuanian Jewish history and for people descended from Lithuanian Jews. Short sketches, by town. Information is listed for the major Jewish communities before World War ll. Appendices list names of Lithuanian Jews who survived the War and the countries where they were found show more
Litvaks: A short History of the Jews in Lithuania, The by Dov Levin
Litvaks: A short History of the Jews in Lithuania, The
By Dov Levin
Yad Vashem, 2000
This is a translation of the first 107 pages of Pinkas Hakehillot Lita, Encyclopedia of Jewish Lithuanian Communities from their foundation till after the Holocaust. Editor, Dov Levin. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 1996. Professor Levin taped interviews with about 300 Litvaks (soldiers, partisans, community leaders, Ghetto Fighters,Art men, etc.) The theme and contents of this book serve as a short history of the Jews of Lithuania from the earliest settlements in the country until the destruction of the community in the Holocaust of the Second World War. The book's four main chronological sections describe the history of Lithuania and its Jewish residents, including: (1) Lithuania from the Late Thirteenth to the Late Twentieth Centuries; (2) The Jews of Lithuania from the Middle Ages until the end of the First World War; (3) The Jews in Independent Lithuania During the InterWar Period; and (4) W.W. 11 and the Holocaust: The Jewish Survivors. 300 pages, 60 plates, 3 Maps, Bibliography in seven languages, Lexicon of place names in both official modern description and the traditional spelling used by Jewish residents, statistical tables, Facsimiles of documents and unique photographs many of which appear in print for first time. show more
Marijampole on the river Shewshupe by Avraham Tory-Golub/Orly Biggie
Marijampole on the river Shewshupe
By Avraham Tory-Golub/Orly Biggie
(Tel Aviv: Committee of Survivors from Marijampole in Israel, 1983, Hebrew, Yiddish, English, 319 pages})
Translation of the Necrology of: Marijampole al gedot ha-nahar Sheshupe (Lita) show more
Memoirs of a Governor: A Man for the People by Ralph M. Paiewonsky
Memoirs of a Governor: A Man for the People
By Ralph M. Paiewonsky
(New York: New York University Press, 1990, 494 pages, ISBN: 0-8147-6613-7)
In the opening chapters of this autobiographical memoir, the former governor of the US Virgin Islands, Ralph Paiewonsky, goes into great detail about his Paiewonsky and Kushner family background in Vilkaviskis and Mariampol, Lithuania, including life in the Age of Imperialism in Tsarist Russia, as well as the life of Lithuanian immigrants in the Virgin Islands and elsewhere in the Caribbean. Index, photographs of Paiewonsky and Kushner family. show more
My Childhood in Trishik: Recollections of a Lithuanian Shtetl by Ita Melamed Hersch
My Childhood in Trishik: Recollections of a Lithuanian Shtetl
By Ita Melamed Hersch
(Johannesburg: Ammatt Press, 2000, 130 pages, ISBN: 0-620-26108-0)
In her writing, Ita Melamed Hersch recalls her childhood in the 1870's and 1880's in Trishik (Tryskiai), the Lithuanian shtetl of her birth, her early married years in Warsaw in the 1890's, as well as her life as an immigrant in the Transvaal dorp of Elsburg, and later in Johannesburg. Originally written in Hebrew in Johannesburg in 1951, and later published in serial installments in Jacob Rubik's Hebrew journal Barkai in the 1950's, the full memoirs have recently been translated into English by her great-nephew Joshua Jacobson which is available from her grandson, Dr. Joshua Levy (joshlevy@hixnet.co.za) and published as a book, with Photographs, Foreword, Footnotes, Tributes, and Reproductions of the Hebrew columns. show more
No Time for Patience: My Road from Kaunas to Jerusalem by Zev Birger
No Time for Patience: My Road from Kaunas to Jerusalem
By Zev Birger
(Newmarket, 1999, 128 pages, ISBN: 1557043868)
A Memoir of the Holocaust. Foreward by Shimon Peres. show more
Noedn - en shtetl i Lund by Anna Svenson
Noedn - en shtetl i Lund
By Anna Svenson
(ISSN: 0347-7711)
History of the Jews of Sweden by a Swedish Archiivist. In Swedish. show more
Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland by Christopher R. Browning
Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland
By Christopher R. Browning
(New York: Aaron Asher Books/ HarperCollins, 1992, ISBN: 0060995068)
A historical analysis. How is it possible that ordinary middle-aged men become mass murderers, personally shooting thousands of men, women and children? Browning’s book draws on the postwar interrogations of 125 former members of Reserve Police Battalion 101 (a unit of the German Order Police, or ordinary local policemen) from Hamburg, Germany. This unit of less than 500 men directly participated in the shooting deaths of at least 38,000 Jews in the Lublin district of Poland, and in the deportation of another 45,000 to Treblinka’s gas chambers. Browning’s conclusion: they acted less out of deference to authority or fear of retribution than from careerism and peer pressure. Photos. show more
Perpetrators, Victims, Bystanders: The Jewish Catastrophe, 1933-1945 by Raul Hilberg
Perpetrators, Victims, Bystanders: The Jewish Catastrophe, 1933-1945
By Raul Hilberg
(New York: Aaron Asher Books/HarperCollins Publishers, 1992, 340 pages, ISBN: 0-06-019035-3)
A history, examining and juxtaposing the lives and points of view of three distinct groups of people in the mass murder of Jews. Extensive footnotes, index. show more
Rescue Attempts During the Holocaust by Yisrael Gutman
Rescue Attempts During the Holocaust
By Yisrael Gutman
(Jerusalem: Yad Vashem)
Proceedings of the Second Yad Vashem International Historical Conference, April 1974 show more
Rescuers of Lithuanian Jews (2nd Volume) by The Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum of Lithuania
Rescuers of Lithuanian Jews (2nd Volume)
By The Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum of Lithuania
(Vilnius, Lithuania: Jewish State Museum of Lithuania, c2000)
Road to Victory: Jewish Soldiers in the 16th Lithuanian Division by Dorothy Leivers
Road to Victory: Jewish Soldiers in the 16th Lithuanian Division
By Dorothy Leivers
(Avotaynu, 2009)
The book contains first-person accounts about the participation of Lithuanian Jews who fought in the 16th Lithuanian Division of the Red Army. show more
Russian-Jewish Given Names: Their Origins and Variants by Boris Feldblyum
Russian-Jewish Given Names: Their Origins and Variants
By Boris Feldblyum
(New Jersey: Avotaynu, 1998, 138 pages, ISBN: 1-886223-07-6)
Sefer Divenishok; yad vashem le-ayara yehudit, (Devenishki Memorial Book) by David Shtokfish
Sefer Divenishok; yad vashem le-ayara yehudit, (Devenishki Memorial Book)
By David Shtokfish
(Israel, Divenishok Societies in Israel and the United States, 1977, in Hebrew and Yiddish, 536 pages)
Two sections, the Necrology transliterated by Ellen Sadove Renck,and the Forward translated by Alma Cahn are available online here: http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html show more
Shadow of Death: The Holocaust in Lithuania, The by Harry Gordon
Shadow of Death: The Holocaust in Lithuania, The
By Harry Gordon
(Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, 1992, 174 pages, ISBN: 0-8131-1767-4)
A memoir of an ordinary teen-aged Kovno (Kaunas) boy through the Russian and German occupations, the Ghetto, and transfer to Auschwitz and then Dachau, highlighting the role of Lithuanians. Photographs, maps. show more
Shtetl Finder Gazeteer by Chester G. Cohen
Shtetl Finder Gazeteer
By Chester G. Cohen
(Bowie, MD: Heritage Books Inc., 1989, 145 pages, ISBN: 1-55613-248-4)
A book of lists: Jewish communities in the 19th and early 20th centuries in the Pale of Settlement, with names of residents, Hatzefira obituaries, short list of Jewish communities in Russia, Germany territories, Hungary and Romania. show more
Siauliai Ghetto: List of Prisoners, The by The Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum of Lithuania
Siauliai Ghetto: List of Prisoners, The
By The Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum of Lithuania
(Vilnius, Lithuania: Jewish State Museum of Lithuania, c2000)
Slaughter of the Jews of Erzhvilik by L. Koniuchowsky/Dr. Jonathan Boyarin
Slaughter of the Jews of Erzhvilik
By L. Koniuchowsky/Dr. Jonathan Boyarin
(1987; 30 double-spaced typewritten pages. Archived at Yad Vashem)
The collective and eyewitness testimony of Khayem GOLDSHTEYN, his wife Menukhe DRUKER, from Kelm. (His parents: Avrom-Berl and Gitl-Rivke PAGLINSKY show more
Surviving the Holocaust: The Kovno Ghetto Diary by Avraham Tory
Surviving the Holocaust: The Kovno Ghetto Diary
By Avraham Tory
(Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 1990, 554 pages, ISBN: 0-674-85811-5)
Time To Keep: Grammy Cherie's Story, A by Cherie Goren
Time To Keep: Grammy Cherie's Story, A
By Cherie Goren
(Merion Station, PA:Cherie Goren, 1999, 78 pages, with 28 captioned photographs)
This is a story of life in the 193O's in Memel, Lithuania, for the Golden and Fleischmann family, and of the Fleischmann family's immigration to the United States. This account relates their journey through pre-war Europe capturing the pathos and humor of their travels, and, finally, adjustment to America in 1939. This book can be ordered from cg407111@msn.com or 40 Old Lancaster Road #407, Merion Station, PA 19066; Phone: 610 664-8036; FAX: (610) 664-4619. show more
To Give Them Light by Roman Vishniac
To Give Them Light
By Roman Vishniac
(New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993, 160 pages, ISBN: 0671638726)
Roman Vishniac's previous collection, A Vanished World gives us a magnificent, kaleidoscopic view of Jewish life in distant cities and hamlets. Here the approach is more structured, more deliberate. After all, this is a posthumous book.... To Give Them Light takes us on a journey, an unforgettable journey, from Bratislava to Mukachevo and the Carpathians, where Jews believed in G-d's light alone; and on through the distinct and irreplaceable Jewish communities of Poland and Lithuania: Warsaw and Lodz, Lublin, and Cracow, Slonim, and Vilna. We meet Jews in those last minutes before they were torn from history by a tempest of fire and ashes; when their lives still coursed with energy and creativity. We encounter their towns and villages before they were consumed by flames. show more
Vilna (Vilnius) by Israel Cohen
Vilna (Vilnius)
By Israel Cohen
(Philadelphia and Jerusalem: The Jewish Publication Society of America, Facsimile edition, 1992. Originally published 1943)
Vilniaus Getas (Vilnius Ghetto), Lists of Prisoners, Vols. I & 2 by The Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum of Lithuania
Vilniaus Getas (Vilnius Ghetto), Lists of Prisoners, Vols. I & 2
By The Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum of Lithuania
(Vilnius, Lithuania: Jewish State Museum of Lithuania, 1996)
Vol. I contains 15,300 names of Jews who were living in the Vilnius Ghetto in 1942, listed by street address, together with interesting articles and information written in English. Vol. 2 lists the names and information about the Jews living in the various work camps in the vicinity of Vilnius. Important explanations about the work camps themselves are also included. Vol. 2 contains all of the names from both volumes, listed alphabetically, including the Vol. and page number for easy reference. You can order directly from the Jewish State Museum of Lithuania, Pamenkalnio 12, 2001, Vilnius, Lithuania, ATT: Jevgenija Sedova. E-mail: jmuseum@puni.osf.lt (The Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum) show more
War Criminal on Trial: Rauca of Kaunas by Sol Littman
War Criminal on Trial: Rauca of Kaunas
By Sol Littman
(Toronto, Canada: Key Porter Books Ltd., 1998, 256 pages, ISBN: 1-55013-967-3)
First published in 1983, this is a revised update by a reporter who covered the story from the beginning, highlighting the failure of the Canadian war crimes prosecution program. Helmut Rauca, who died of natural causes in 1983, was an SS officer charged with aiding and abetting in the murder of 10,500 persons on or about October 28, 1941 in Kaunas (Kovno) Lithuania. Finding sanctuary in Canada for over 30 years, he was the first Nazi war criminal in Canada to be extradited (to GERMANY) for war crimes. Footnoted, with a bibliography and index show more
We Shall Not Forget!: Memories of The Holocaust by Carole Garbuny Vogel
We Shall Not Forget!: Memories of The Holocaust
By Carole Garbuny Vogel
(Massachusetts: Temple Isaiah of Lexington, 1995, ISBN: 0-9637686-0-3 1995)
Forty two powerful essays, including over 200 photographs, written by Holocaust survivors and sons and daughters of survivors, who are now all members of Temple Isaiah in Lexington, Massachusetts. These stories of family survival or death took place in Vienna & Burgenland, Austria; in Landau, Bielefeld, Feurth, Berlin, Heidelberg, & Hessen, Germany; in Aarberg, Switzerland; in Paris, France; in Lwow, Tarnopol, Stojanow, Bialystok, Lodz, Warsaw, Pultusk, Brzeziny, Wloclawek, Zychlin, & Drobnin, Poland; in Amsterdam & Sandvort, Holland; in Novo_Svenciana, Shavl, & Vilna, Lithuania; in Salonika, Greece; and in Baranovich & Vitebsk, Russia. show more
Where Once We Walked: A Guide to the Jewish Communities Destroyed in the Holocaust by Gary Mokotoff and Sallyann Amdur Sack
Where Once We Walked: A Guide to the Jewish Communities Destroyed in the Holocaust
By Gary Mokotoff and Sallyann Amdur Sack
(Teaneck, NJ: Avotaynu Press, 1991, 514 pages, ISBN: 0-9626373-1-9)
A gazetteer of over 21,000 Central and Eastern European localities, arranged alphabetically and phonetically, with references for each locality. show more
Yahudat Lita Vol 1 by N. Goren, L. Garfunkel, et. al.
Yahudat Lita Vol 1
By N. Goren, L. Garfunkel, et. al.
(Tel Aviv: Am Hasafer, 1959)
Vol 1: Jews of Lithuania to 1918 show more
Yahudat Lita Vol 2 by R. Hasman, D. Lipec et. al.
Yahudat Lita Vol 2
By R. Hasman, D. Lipec et. al.
(Tel Aviv: The Association of Lithuanian Jews in Israel, 1972)
Vol 2: 1918-1941 show more
Yahudat Lita Vol 3 by Leib Garfunkel
Yahudat Lita Vol 3
By Leib Garfunkel
(Tel Aviv: The Association of Lithuanian Jews in Israel, 1967)
Vol 3: A: People B: Places show more
Yahudat Lita Vol 4 by Leib Garfunkel
Yahudat Lita Vol 4
By Leib Garfunkel
(Tel Aviv, 1984)
Vol 4: The Holocaust: 1941-1945 show more
Yidishe Shtete Shtetlech un Dorfishe Yishvim in Lite by Berl Kagan
Yidishe Shtete Shtetlech un Dorfishe Yishvim in Lite
By Berl Kagan
(New York, 1991, 796 pages)
Jewish Cities, Towns and Villages in Lithuania up to 1918. This is a scholarly survey in Yiddish of Lithuanian localities. show more
Zelva (Lithuania) Yizkor List by By Menachem (Mendel) Charit/ Steven Weiss
Zelva (Lithuania) Yizkor List
By By Menachem (Mendel) Charit/ Steven Weiss
We are indebted to Mr. Menachem Charit for compiling this list of his Pazelva neighbors. Our sincere appreciation to Yehuda Wolfson of Israel who sent this material to Steven Weiss to be translated and donated to JewishGen show more