The Tauber Holocaust Library and Education Program at the JFCS Holocaust Center houses an extensive archive of correspondence, periodicals, artifacts, and rare books and serves as a unique teaching resource. Programs make Holocaust history come alive and assist educators in transforming their classrooms into places where students are challenged and encouraged to be active learners.
The library is a university-quality research library which includes over 12,000 volumes with a special emphasis on the collection of rare, out-of-print Yizkor (Memorial) volumes; an archive of 2,000 recorded oral histories; original artifacts, documents, publications, and photographs from the Holocaust era; and contemporary writings on the Holocaust. The collection includes books dealing with every aspect of the Holocaust and makes them available for research by students, scholars, and the general public.
The holdings are primarily in English, but a sizeable number are in more than 12 languages, among them German, French, Dutch, Czech, Polish, and Russian. The library has been officially recognized by the California State Library as a California State Resource.
The JFCS Tauber Holocaust Library is located at Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Goldsmith Building, 2245 Post Street, San Francisco.
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