On January 27, 2015 the world commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
In the period following World War II, Holocaust survivors wrote Yizkor (memorial) books to preserve the memory of families -- and in some cases entire Jewish communities -- destroyed during the war. These books were originally written in Yiddish or Hebrew and, until recently, were not available in English translation. Fortunately for the English-speaking world, the Jewish genealogical organization JewishGen developed the Yizkor Book Project.
To date, Toronto Public Library has acquired print copies of seventeen titles, which are shelved in the Local History and Genealogy collection, 2nd floor, Toronto Reference Library. They represent the following communities:
Please refer to the research guide Jewish Genealogy for additional library resources .