This site is well worth a look if you’re interested in Yiddish folklore.
Category Archives: Other resources
The Spielberg Jewish Film Archive
The 400 films, selected for the virtual cinema, reflect the vast scope of documentary material collected in the Spielberg Archive. The films range from 1911 to the present and include home movies, short films and full length features. The Holocaust is extensively represented in the Archives film collection. Many of the films deal with the fate of survivors in the post-war period. An important exception, which provides testimony from the war years, is the trial of Adolf Eichmann.
Click here to access the archive,
Useful Archives Worldwide
American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio
Bagnówka: galleries of nearly 60,000 images (and select videos) from Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, and Ukraine
Bibliothèque Medem, Paris, France
The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People, Jerusaelm, Israel
The Central Zionist Archives, Jerusalem, Israel
Centropa: Jewish Witness to a European Century
Dartmouth Jewish Sound Archive, Dartmouth University
Early Hebrew Newspapers, a digitization project of the Jewish National and University Library, Jerusalem, Israel
Florida Atlantic University Judaica Sound Archive
Ghetto Fighters’ House: Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Heritage Museum, Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot, Israel
Hebrejská knihovna kabalistikých textu (Hebrew Kabbalistic Books)
Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religions Libraries, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, New York, Jerusalem
Index to Yiddish Periodicals
The Israel Genealogical Society
The Jewish Museum, New York
Jewish Music Resources on the Internet
Jewish National and University Library, Jerusalem, Israel
Jewish Public Library of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Jewish Theological Seminary Library, New York
Jewish Women’s Archive, Brookline, Mass.
Judah L. Magnes Museum Library and Archives, Berkeley, California
Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry
Mendele: Forum for Yiddish Literature and Yiddish Language
Michael Davidson Early Hebrew Printing Homepage
The Museum of Family History, The Yiddish World
Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland
National Yiddish Book Center, Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library
New York Public Library–Dorot Jewish Division, New York
Penn Libraries Judaica Collections
“People of a Thousand Towns”: The Online Catalog of Photographs of Jewish Life in Prewar Eastern Europe
RAMBI, The Jewish National and University Library’s Online Index of Articles on Jewish Studies
Robert and Molly Freedman Jewish Sound Archive
Simon Wiesenthal Center Library and Archives, Los Angeles, California
Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
Yeshiva University Libraries, New York
Yiddish Poetry, Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University
YIVOLibraryBooks.org, full digital texts of hundreds of religious and other rare books from YIVO’s collections
Florida Atlantic University Jewish Sound Archive
“The Judaica Sound Archives at Florida Atlantic University Libraries is dedicated to bringing the recorded music from the Golden Age of Jewish Music to a new home where its past will be respected and its future assured. In addition to its primary focus of rescuing and preserving 78 rpm records from the first half of the 20th century, the project has expanded its scope to include LPs, tapes, 45s and sheet music.”
Dartmouth Jewish Sound Archive
The Archive was established in 2002 to provide scholars with: 1.. streamed web-based access to Jewish recordings that are not commercially available. 2.. related, searchable information that can aid in the study of Jewish music and culture, Jewish society, and the history of Jewish recordings. Bona fide researchers may apply for access privileges.
Jewish music resources online
This site is useful: contains list of online resources for anyone interested in researching Jewish music.
Updated: 7 February 2012
Compiled by Roger Shlomo Harris © 2000-2012
Jewish (Art) Music in the time of the Holocaust
Presenters: Timothy Cheek, associate professor of voice, and Caroline Helton, assistant professor of voice, U-M; Kathryn Goodson, piano; Allen Schrott, bass-baritone.
Co-sponsored by Center for European Studies, Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies, and Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.
Holocaust Film Footage (USHMM)
The United States’ Holocaust Memorial Museum’s (USHMM) website hosts quite a few film clips about the Holocaust. Click here to see these.
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Federal support guarantees the Museum’s permanent place on the National Mall, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors. (from the site)
Night and Fog (French Postwar Documentary) with English subtitles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8qTFuMcDLs (part 1/3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9frXX1qOqSY&feature=relmfu (part 2/3)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oA4OBuaWYY&feature=fvwrel (part 3/3)
The Czernowitz Conference (1908)
This page, from the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, discusses the famous Czernowitz conference.
The first international conference in support of the Yiddish language. An international conference on Yiddish language and its role in Jewish life was convened from 30 August to 4 September 1908 in Czernowitz, then capital of the Austrian crown province of Bukowina (now Chernivtsi in Ukraine). (Czernowitz was the German form of the city’s name used at that time; the Yiddish Tshernovits is increasingly used in scholarly literature on the conference.) Occurring at a time when more than a dozen other languages on three continents were also organizing their own “first” conferences (usually under non- or even antigovernmental auspices), the Czernowitz Conference was the brainchild of Nathan Birnbaum (1864–1937), a prolific, innovative, and peripatetic Jewish educator, essayist, philosopher, politician, and social organizer. Click here to read more …
Di velt fun yidish: Audio Stories
This excellent site, part of Haifa University’s site di velt fun yidish contains some 35 recitations of short stories by such classic Yiddish writers as Sholem-Aleikhem (shown in picture), Peretz, Moykher-Sforim, Bergelson, Ash and so on. It also has full texts of the stories downloadable in PDF in the original Yiddish so you can listen whilst you read to help you with your pronunciation. All stories read by Sara Blacher-Retter, in beautiful litvish Yiddish (Yiddish from Lithuania).
Yiddish-language podcasts (SBS Australia)
This site contains podcasts for the Australian Special Broadcasting Service (Public TV). Podcasts feature latest news and current affairs, cultural, traditional, Shoah, historical, entertainment, comedy, theatre and community segments, as well as interviews with local and overseas guests.
פּאָדקאָסטס אַנטהאַלטן נײַעסן און לויפֿיקע ידיעות, קולטורעלע, טראַדיציאָנעלע, חורבן, היסטאָרישע, פֿאַרוויילערישע, קאָמעדיע, טעאַטער און קהלישע אויסצוגן פֿון פּראָגאַמען ווי אויך געשפּרעכן מיט געסט פֿון הי און אין אויסלאַנד.
Anthology of Yiddish Poetry of Poland between the two World Wars (1918 – 1939)
אַנטאָלאָגיע פון דער ײִדישער פּאָעזיע אין פּוילן צווישן ביידע וועלט מלחמות
This site (construction ongoing) presents a fresh selection of the best Yiddish poetry of Poland during the golden period between the two world wars, together with translations into English, French, Polish and Hebrew, and Yiddish sound files: most poems are recorded by native Yiddish speakers.
Based in Melbourne Australia, the site uses the services of Yiddish poetry readers and translators worldwide. Read more.
Nuremberg Trials (materials held by Library of Congress)
These pages hosteed by the US Library of Congress give full access to the following sources:
- Nurnberg Military Tribunals: Indictments, Case No. 1-12
- Trial of the Major War Criminals Before the International Military Tribunal. Nuremberg. (“Blue Series”)
- Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression (“Red Series”)
- Trials of War Criminals Before the Nuremberg Military Tribunals Under Control Council Law No. 10 (“Green Series”)
- Final Report to the Secretary of the Army on the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Under Control Council Law No. 10
- Report of Robert H. Jackson, U.S. Representative, to the International Conference on Military Trials (PDF)
(Library of Congress Call Number JX6731.W3 I453 1945; OCLC Number 315888534)
Holocaust Timeline (The History Place)
This is a useful resource, especially for reserachers coming to study the Holocaust for the first time. It is detailed, with ample links to additional pages. Although aimed squarely at bright school leaving students (as far as I can tell), it nonethless has much material that you will find useful for this module.
Click here to access the site.
Compact Memory: Internet Archive for Jewish Periodicals (German)
This site links to 1000s of facsimiles of Jewish periodicals from the 18th, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in German. Each journal entry is accompanied by key descriptions of the publication history of the journal, its thematic, the quality of the images scanned and the status of the original.
For German speakers, this is an extremely useful resource.
Voices of the Holocaust: David Boder’s interviews of Holocaust survivors
This site give access to many of David P. Boder’s recordings of interviews he conducted with Holocaust survivors.
In 1946, Dr. David P. Boder, a psychology professor from Chicago’s Illinois Institute of Technology, traveled to Europe to record the stories of Holocaust survivors in their own words. Over a period of three months, he visited refugee camps in France, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany, carrying a wire recorder and 200 spools of steel wire, upon which he was able to record over 90 hours of first-hand testimony. These recordings represent the earliest known oral histories of the Holocaust, which are available through this online archive. (from the site)
The site gives a wide range of useful background contextualisation to the project as well. Extremely valuable resource.