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Links to Other Libraries and Archives

Link Directory

This page features links to other libraries and archives that support research on Jewish topics, as well as to library portals and directories. The links to the individual institutions are arranged alphabetically by city.

Online German Directories (in English and in German)

Arbeitsgemeinschaft jüdische Sammlungen
http://juedische-sammlungen.de/ (German only)

Internet Archive
https://www.archivschule.de/EN/

Judaica Portal Berlin-Brandenburg
https://judaica.kobv.de/?lang=en&plv=2

Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog
https://kvk.bibliothek.kit.edu/index.html?lang=en

Kalliope Union Catalog (includes personal papers, manuscripts, and publishers' archives)
https://kalliope.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/en/index.html

KOBV (regional library portal for Berlin and Brandenburg)
https://portal.kobv.de/?lang=en&ref=logo&plv=2

Library Portal
https://www.bibliotheksportal.de/english.html

Zentrale Datenbank Nachlässe
https://www.nachlassdatenbank.de/ (German only)

Facilities

Also see our link collection: Research Institutions in Europe that offer Jewish Studies (click for more info)

Amsterdam

Rosenthaliana Library, Amsterdam University (Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana, Universität Amsterdam)
http://cf.uba.uva.nl/en/collections/rosenthaliana/

Ets Haim Library – Livraria Montezinos
https://jck.nl/en/node/1210

International Institute of Social History – The Yiddish Collection
https://iisg.amsterdam/en/collections/browsing/collection-guides/yiddish-collection

Bad Arolsen

International Tracing Service (ITS)
https://www.its-arolsen.org/en/information/

Berlin

Academy of Arts Archive (Akademie der Künste)
https://www.adk.de/de/archiv/

Archive of the New Synagogue Berlin – Centrum Judaicum Foundation (Centrum Judaicum, Stiftung Neue Synagoge, Gesamtarchiv der deutschen Juden)
http://www.centrumjudaicum.de/cjudaicum_wp/en/cj-archiv/

"Forced Labor 1939-1945" Interview Archive for Education and Research
https://www.zwangsarbeit-archiv.de/en/index.html

Secret State Archives Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation
https://gsta.preussischer-kulturbesitz.de/

The Library of the Jewish Community of Berlin
http://www.jg-berlin.org/en/institutions/culture/library.html

State Archive of Berlin (Landesarchiv Berlin)
https://landesarchiv-berlin.de/ (German only)

Prussian Cultural Heritage State Library (Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz)
https://staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/en/

The Visual History Archive at Freie Universität Berlin
https://www.vha.fu-berlin.de/en/index.html

Berlin/Koblenz

Federal Archives (Bundesarchiv)
https://www.bundesarchiv.de/index.html.en

Cincinnati

The Jacob Bader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
http://www.americanjewisharchives.org

Cologne

Germania Judaica – Bibliothek zur Geschichte der deutschen Juden
https://www.stadt-koeln.de/leben-in-koeln/stadtbibliothek/germania-judaica-koelner-bibliothek-zur-geschichte-des-deutschen-judentums-ev?kt=weiss (German only)

Frankfurt

The German National Library
https://www.dnb.de/EN/Home/home_node.html

Frankfurt University Library (Sondersammelgebiet Judentum Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main)
http://www.ub.uni-frankfurt.de/judaica/judaica_en.html

Jewish Nursing History - Biographies and Institutions in Frankfurt am Main (Dokumentationsstelle Pflege/Hilde-Steppe-Archiv an der Bibliothek und dem Fachbereich Soziale Arbeit und Gesundheit der FH Frankfurt am Main)
http://www.juedische-pflegegeschichte.de/index.php?id=131807821942272&l=en

Hamburg

The Workshop of Memory: Oral History Archive (Werkstatt der Erinnerung (WdE), Oral-History-Archiv der Forschungsstelle für Zeitgeschichte in Hamburg)
http://www.werkstatt-der-erinnerung.de/index2.php

Heidelberg

Zentralarchiv zur Erforschung der Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland
https://www.zentralarchiv-juden.de/ (German only)

Jerusalem

Jewish National and University Library
https://web.nli.org.il/sites/NLI/English/Pages/default.aspx

Central Zionist Archives
http://www.zionistarchives.org.il/en/Pages/Default.aspx

Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People
http://cahjp.nli.org.il/

Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names, Yad Vashem
https://www.yadvashem.org/collections/partners.html

Leipzig

The Anne-Frank-Shoah-Library, The German National Library (Anne-Frank-Shoah-Bibliothek, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek)
https://www.dnb.de/EN/Ueber-uns/DEA/DEA-AFSB/dea-afsb_node.html

London

The National Archives
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

The Rothschild Archive
https://www.rothschildarchive.org/ta/

Wiener Library
https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/?list=TRUE

Los Angeles

Visual History Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation
http://sfi.usc.edu/vha

Marbach

The German Literature Archive (Deutsches Literaturarchiv)
https://www.dla-marbach.de/en/

New York

American Jewish Historical Society
https://www.ajhs.org/?list=TRUE

Leo Baeck Institute
https://www.lbi.org/?list=TRUE

Center for Jewish History
http://www.cjh.org/?list=TRUE

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
https://www.yivo.org/

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) Library
http://www.jtsa.edu/library

Paris

The AIU's Archives (Alliance Israélite Universelle)
http://www.aiu.org/en/archives-0

Institut Européen des Musiques Juives
https://www.iemj.org/en/?lang=en

Paris Yiddish Center—Medem Library (Bibliothèque Medem)
http://www.yiddishweb.com/en/welcome/

Shoah Memorial, Online (Catalog Centre de documentation juive contemporaine – Mémorial de la Shoah)
http://www.memorialdelashoah.org/en/

Potsdam

The Brandenburg Main State Archive (Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv)
https://blha.brandenburg.de/index.php/the-brandenburg-main-state-archive/

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv University, Elias Sourasky Central Library, Wiener Collection
https://www.tau.ac.il/cenlib/wiener/

Vienna

The Simon Wiesenthal Archive (Dokumentationszentrum des Bundes Jüdischer Verfolgter des Naziregimes – Simon Wiesenthal Archiv)
http://www.simon-wiesenthal-archiv.at/

JMW collection of the Jewish Community of Vienna (Bibliothek des Jüdischen Museums, enthält u. a. die Bibliothek der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinde)
http://www.jmw.at/en/collections/jmw-collection

Warsaw

Jewish Historical Institute (Jüdisches Historisches Institut)
http://www.jhi.pl/en

Zürich

Bibliothek der Israelitischen Cultusgemeinde
https://www.icz.org/399/Bibliothek.html (German only)