Yivo Publishes Bibliography of Yiddish Books on Jewish Catastrophe
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Yivo Publishes Bibliography of Yiddish Books on Jewish Catastrophe

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A Bibliography of Yiddish Books on the Catastrophe and Heroism was published here by the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research in cooperation with Yad Vashem, the Israel organization which documents the period of the European holocaust.

The bibliography, which was compiled by Philip Friedman and Joseph Gar, comprises books, miscellanies and some periodical publications on the history and prehistory of the Jewish catastrophe in Europe through the end of the Second World War. It contains close to 2,000 entries, 3,500 authors and 1,400 places, mostly Jewish communities that were exterminated. The names of some 1,200 places are also given in Yiddish.

The volume, with prefatory notes in English, Yiddish and Hebrew, is the third in the bibliographical series published jointly by Yivo and Yad Vashem. Previously published were the Guide to Jewish History Under Nazi Impact and Bibliography of Books in Hebrew on the Jewish Catastrophe and Heroism in Europe.

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