Jewish Family HistoryEdit This Page
From FamilySearch Wiki
Jewish Genealogy Family History
Following World War II, the Jewish community began several large-scale undertakings to document the towns and people destroyed in the Holocaust. Three records of great importance to genealogical research are Yizkor books, Pages of Testimony, and lists of victims and deportees.
Yizkor, or memorial books. These publications are usually written in Hebrew or Yiddish and include the history of a Jewish community, memories of the community’s survivors, information from friends about families that had no survivors, a list of Holocaust victims from the town, and names and addresses of survivors. Yizkor books are usually privately printed in small publication runs. For more information see Jewish Holocaust.
|This article is a stub. You can help by expanding it.
Please review the contributor help to assist you in editing.
- This page was last modified on 23 December 2011, at 03:14.
- This page has been accessed 1,998 times.
New to the Research Wiki?
In the FamilySearch Research Wiki, you can learn how to do genealogical research or share your knowledge with others.Learn More