Poland – Russia

POLAND

And I Still See Their Faces: Images of Polish Jews.
Warsaw: American-Polish-Israeli Shalom Foundation, 1998. (TE)
Based on the 1997 traveling exhibit of 455 photographs.
Link to the exhibit based on “And I Still See Their Faces” sponsored by the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance

 

 

Dubnow, Simon M. History of the Jews in Poland and Russia. Bergenfield, NJ: Avotaynu, 2000. (AJHS)

Fifer, Susan. A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Poland. St. Albans, England: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain, 2007. (TE)

Kagan, Joram. Poland’s Jewish Landmarks: A Travel Guide. New York: Hippocrene Books, Inc., 2001. (TE)

Kugelmass, Jack and Boyarin, Jonathan. From a Ruined Garden: The Memorial Books of Polish Jewry. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1998. (AJHS)

Luft, Edward David. The Naturalized Jews of the Grand Duchy of Posen in 1834 and 1835. Bergenfield, N.J.: Avotaynu, 2004. Rev. ed. (TE)
A list of the original 5, 173 persons living in the Grand Duchy of Posen, with information on their names, towns of residence and occupations.

Streit, Leon, Dzieje Wielkiej Miejskiej Synagogi w Stanislawowkie.
Reprint of rare book on synagogues of Stanislaw, Poland, in Polish and Yiddish, along with two letters in English written from the town in 1936. (AJHS)

Volovici, Hanna, Witold Medykowskii, Hadassah Assouline and Benyamin Lukin. Polish Sources at the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People. Bergenfield, N.J.: Avotaynu Foundation, 2004. (AJHS)
Information on Jews as a whole in Poland, followed by regional and then community entries, as it exists in more than 1000 places in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Weiner, Miriam, in cooperation with the Polish State Archives. Jewish Roots in Poland: Pages from the Past and Archival Inventories. New York: Routes to Roots Foundation and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 1998. (AJHS, TE)
A lavishly-produced book, with over 500 black & white and color photographs, many of pre-war scenes of Jewish Poland. Reports on 28 cities which had a 1939 Jewish population of 10,000 or more. Archival holdings, listed alphabetically, for over 1200 towns.

RUSSIA
Chew, Allen F. An Atlas of Russia History: Eleven Centuries of Changing Borders. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1970. (TE)

Cohen, Douglas M. Jewish Experience of “Russification” in Tsarist Russia, 1825-1894 as Seen in Jewish Autobiographies. Master’s Thesis, Hebrew College, 2012. (TE)

Dubnow, Simon M. History of the Jews in Poland and Russia. Bergenfield, NJ: Avotaynu, 2000. (AJHS)

Kobrin, Rebecca. Jewish Bialystok and Its Diaspora. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010. (TE)

Petrovsky-Shtern, Yohanan. Jews in the Russian Army, 1827-1917: Drafted into Modernity. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009.  (TE)

Sack, Sallyann Amdur, and Wynne, Suzan Fishl. The Russian Consular Records Index and Catalog. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1987. (AJHS)

Sallis, Dorit, and Web, Marek, editors. Jewish Documentary Sources in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus: A Preliminary List. New York: The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1996. (AJHS)