Yizkor Bikher/Memorial Books, with Dr. Eliyana Adler


CFY and the California Institute for Yiddish Language & Culture Present an Online Talk




Yizkor Bikher / Memorial Books:

Untapped Treasure of the Last Collected Memories of a Vanished Civilization


יזכּור ביכער: נישט־אויסגעניצטער אוצר פון די לעצטע קאָלעקטיווע זיכרונות פון אַ פאַרשוווּנדענער ציוויליזאַציע


Recorded live on Zoom, Sunday, April 14, 2024

What began as pamphlets of names immediately after the war soon evolved into thick and rich depictions of individual East European Jewish communities made up of testimonies, stories, sketches, poetry, maps, recipes, folklore and much more. Come learn more about what these fascinating volumes have to offer. 


Eliyana R. Adler is Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies at the Pennsylvania State University and teaches and studies East European Jewish history. Her most recent book, Survival on the Margins: Polish Jewish Refugees in the Wartime Soviet Union (2020) won the Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research as well as the Rachel Feldhay Brenner Award in Polish Jewish Studies.