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Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust
is the condensation of the renowned Pinkas HaKehillot
series published by Yad Vashem and much more. It provides the history
of the shtetls and cities of your ancestors in almost every country of
continental Europe (exceptions: Bulgaria, Finland, Portugal, Spain,
Switzerland). It describes the distinctive culture of these Jewish
communities lost during the Holocaust. It chronicles the history of its
Jewish people, and as well as the habits and customs of the
communities. There are more than 600 photographs and illustrations. No
Jewish library should be without this important work.
it not only for yourself but as a donation to your synagogue library.
8½" x 11" 1,824 pp. 3 volumes hardcover $99.00
List of all towns in Encyclopedia
All towns (500K download)
Community entries include alternate place
names, geographic location, history of the Jewish tradition within that
community, including its education, political, and economic life as
well as its relationship with the broader community and its fate during
Cross-referencing within entries enables each reader to expand the
scope of one's research.
* Features many
never-before-published photographs gathered from personal collections
as well as historical archives.
* Maps, created
specifically for this encyclopedia, draw upon numerous historical
sources to pinpoint the locations of towns with significant Jewish
populations in Europe and North Africa, many of which disappeared
during the war.
* The Chronology
summarizes the sequence of critical events and helps the reader
understand the context in which they occurred.
* The Glossary
expands the reader's understanding of relevant terms in a clear and
* The Index of
Persons offers an at-a-glance listing of major figures with their
communities of origin.
* The Index of
Communities features alternate spellings in a variety of languages and
* Foreword by