How to Document Victims and Locate Survivors of the Holocaust
Table of Contents

Illustrations                                                              ix
Foreword by Benjamin Meed                                                  xi
Preface                                                                  xiii

How To Do Holocaust Research
The Basics                                                                  3
Checklist for Holocaust Research                                            8
Yizkor Books                                                               11
Pages of Testimony                                                         17
International Tracing Service                                              20
Locating Survivors                                                         25
Landsmanshaftn Societies                                                   36
Oral Testimonies                                                           37
Case Study: The Mokotowskis of Otwock, Poland                              39

Facilities with Collections of Holocaust Materials
Yad Vashem                                                                 47
       Library Holdings                                                    50
       Archives Record Groups                                              56
U.S. Holocaust Research Institute                                          65
       Library Holdings                                                    68
       Archives Record Groups                                              72
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research                                         79
       Library Holdings                                                    79
       Archives Record Groups                                              83
Leo Baeck Institute                                                        87
       Library Holdings                                                    87
       Archives Record Groups                                              88
Additional U.S. Facilities                                                 91
       Simon Wiesenthal Center                                             91
       U.S. National Archives                                              94
       U.S. Library of Congress                                            96
Facilities Outside the United States                                      103
       Archives of the Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw, Poland        103
       Organization of Former Residents of Lodz in Israel                 105
       Concentration Camps with Archives That Respond to Inquiries        105
       Persons Deported from France                                       106

Appendixes
Appendix A: Towns with Published Yizkor Books                             109
Appendix B: Towns Referenced in the Guide to 
   Unpublished Materials of the Holocaust Period                          119
Appendix C: Towns Described in the Extraordinary State Commission to 
   Investigate German-Fascist Crimes Committed on Soviet Territory        149
Appendix D: Libraries with Large Collections of Yizkor Books              165
Appendix E: Holocaust Resource Centers Throughout the World               168
Appendix F: Jewish Genealogical Societies and Special Interest Groups     175
Appendix G: Statistics of the Holocaust                                   179
Appendix H: Memorial to the Members of the Mokotow Family Murdered in the
   Holocaust                                                              181

Selected Bibliography                                                     190

Index                                                                     192


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