The bibliography of the JFHC "Rakous Library"

ADAMEC, S. Zide v Kysperku. Josef Marek, Letohrad 2001.

BRIESS, I. Ze zidovske ulice. Votobia, Olomouc 2001.

BRANDTER, J., HAVLICEK, D. Safov / Schaffa. SOLA, Safov, Langau 2001.

BRUNSCHWIG, A., HEINRICHS R., HUSER K. Geschichte der Juden im Kanton Zürich. Von den Anfängen bis in die heutige Zeit. Orell Füssli Verlag, Zürich 2005.
Donated kindly by Sally Clement and Daniel Teichman

CHMELIKOVA, J. Osudy chebskych Zidu. Krajske museum Cheb, 2004.

Soupisy zidovskych rodin v Cechach z roku 1793, I.dil. (Jewish Census 1793, vol. I.), ed. Bohacek J. et al, SUA 2002.

Soupisy zidovskych rodin v Cechach z roku 1793, II.dil. (Jewish Census 1793, vol. II.), ed. Jirinec M. et al, SUA 2003.

Soupisy zidovskych rodin v Cechach z roku 1793, III.dil. (Jewish Census 1793, vol. III.), ed. Marek J. et al, SUA 2003.

Soupisy zidovskych rodin v Cechach z roku 1793, IV.dil. (Jewish Census 1793, vol. IV.), ed. Holy M. et al, SUA 2004.

Soupisy zidovskych rodin v Cechach z roku 1793, V.dil. (Jewish Census 1793, vol. V.), et. Ebelova I. et al, SUA 2005.

EHL, P. *Stare zidovske hrbitovy Cech a Moravy, Petr Ehl, Arno Parik, Jiri Fiedler. Praha: Paseka, 1991.*

EPSTEIN, H.** Nalezena minulost. (Where she came from). Praha, Rybka Publ. 2000.

FIEDLER, J. *** Jewish sights of Bohemia and Moravia: guide book, introduction by Arno Parik (Prague: Sefer, 1991)

FIEDLER, J. Zidovske pamatky Tachovska: Judische Denkmaler der Tachauer Region. Domazlice: Cesky les, 1998. 120p.

GOTTLIEB, F. Symboly nabozenskeho zivota. (Mystical stonescapes of Prague Jewish town and Czech countryside). Praha, Tvorba 1996.

HBF: Knihy zidovskych familiantu. (Jewish Familiants records). SUA, Praha 1963.

HBMa: Zidovske matriky. (Jewish vital records). SUA, Praha 1999.

HBS: Soupisy Zidu. (Jewish Censuses). SUA, Praha 1965.

IGGERS, W. **** Jews of Bohemia and Moravia: A Historical Reader. Wayne State University Press Pub. 1992.
Donated kindly by Phil Lederer

KARNY, M. "Konecne reseni": genocida ceskych Zidu v nemecke protektoratni politice. Praha: Academia, 1991.

KLENOVSKY, J. Zidovske pamatky Brna: strucna historie zidovskeho osidleni Brna. Brno: Moravske Zemske Museum, 1993.

KLENOVSKY, J. Zidovske pamatky Holesova. Mestsky urad Holesov, 1999.

KLENOVSKY, J. Zidovska cvrt v Jemnici. Mestsky urad Jemnice, 1994.

KLENOVSKY, J. Zidovske pamatky Lipniku nad Becvou. Olomouc, Votobia 2000.

KLENOVSKY, J., PAPOUSEK, M. Zidovske mesto v Olomouci. Zidovska obec Olomouc, 1998.

KLENOVSKY, J. Zidovske mesto v Prostejove. Prostejov, Museum Prostejovska 1997.

KLENOVSKY, J., MLATECEK, K., NEMECKOVA, S., PIKE, N., PIKE, S. Slavkovstvi Zide / Jews of Austerlitz. Zidovska obec Brno, 1998.

KLENOVSKY, J. Zidovske pamatky Trebice. Trebic, Zidovska obec Brno, 1995.

KLENOVSKY, J. Zidovska obec v Tresti. Mesto Trest, Brno 2002.

KLENOVSKY, J. Zidovske pamatky Velkeho Mezirici. Museum silnic a dalnic V. Mezirici, Zidovska obec Brno, 1997.

KLENOVSKY, J. Zidovske pamatky Moravy a Slezska. Jewish Monuments of Moravia nd Silesia. Era, Brno, 2001.

KRAUS O., KULKA E. Noc a mlha (Nacht und Nebel). Nase Vojsko, Praha 1966.

KURZWEIL, A. # From Generation to Generation : How to trace your Jewish genealogy and family history, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1994.
Donated kindly by Alex Woodle

KRASNER-KHAIT, B., Discovering your Jewish ancestors. Heritage Quest. North Salt Lake 2001.
Donated kindly by Yvette Scharf.

MARES, J. Latinsko-Cesky slovnik progenealogy. Praha, Ceska genealogicka a heraldicka spolecnost, 1996.

MORAVA, M. Z dejin zidovskeho osidleni na Zirovnicku. Mestsky urad v Zirovnici, 2001.

PIKAL, K., VESSEL, M. The Jewish Sights in Karlovy Vary and surrounding. Jewish Community Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary 2002.

POLAK, J., LAGUS K. Terezin. Mesto za mrizemi. Nase vojsko. Praha 1964.

RAKOUS, V. Modche a Rezi a jine pribehy. Cs. Spisovatel. Praha 1958.

RAKOUS, V. Modche a Rezi. Mlada Fronta. Praha 1968.

RAKOUS, V. Vojkovicti a prespolni. Cs. Spisovatel. Praha 1986.

ROZKOSNA, B. Zidovske obce na Kladensku a Slansku. Okresni muzeum Kladno, 2000.

ROZKOSNA, B., JAKUBEC, P. Zidovske pamatky Cech / Jewish Monuments in Bohemia. Era, Brno, 2004.

ROZKOSNA, B. Zide na Rokycansku. Sbornik Muzea, Rokycany, 1996.

RUZICKOVA, R, LANGOVA A. Stopy Zidù v Pardubickem kraji / The traces of Jews in Pardubice region. Pardubicky kraj, 2005.
Donated kindly by Krajsky urad Pardubice

RYBAR, C. Jewish Prague: Gloses on history and culture -- a guidebook ([Czechoslovakia]: TV Spekt, 1991.

STEHLIK, M. Zide na Dacicku a na Slavonicku 1670-1948. Mestske museum a galerie Dacice, 2002.

SUDOVA, M. Zidovstvi na Vltavotynsku. Mestske museum Tyn n.Vltavou, 2003.

VOJTISKOVA, M. Zide v Ceske Lipe. Nakl. Vega, Libice 1999.

WELS, S. U Bernatu. Praha: Torst, 1993.

A Hebrew chronicle from Prague, ## c. 1615, edited by Abraham David, translated by Leon J. Weinberger with Dena Ordan. Tuscaloosa; London: University of Alabama Press, c1993.
Donated kindly by Susan Boyer

Siddur: Transliterated Linear - Sabbath And Festivals, ### By Rabbi Nosson Scherman and Rabbi Binyomin Yudin. Artscroll Mesorah, OU, 1996.
Donated kindly by Diane Hornung

Ckyne 1537-1987. Sbornik, eds. Stary V., Podlesak J. Vimperk, Straz 1987.

Dotyky: Zidé v dejinach Jihlavska: sbornik k vystave. Muzeum Vysociny v Jihlave a statni okresni archiv v Jihlave. Jihlava: Muzeum Vysociny: Statni okresni archiv, 1998. 250p.

Synagoga na Palmovce a zidovska Liben. Sdruzeni Serpens. Praha 2003.

Zide a Morava: sbornik prispevku z konference konane v rijnu 1994 v Kromerizi, Kromeriz: Muzeum Kromerizska, 1995.

Zide a Morava: sbornik prispevku z konference konane v rijnu 1996 v Kromerizi, Kromeriz: Muzeum Kromerizska, 1995.

Terezin Memorial Book: a guide to the Czech original with a glossary of Czech terms used in the lists. Prague: Terezin Initiative Foundation; Melantrich, 1996.

Terezinska pametni kniha: zidovske obeti nacistickych deportaci z Cech a Moravy 1941-1945 [ed. Miroslav Karny] (Praha: Terezinska iniciativa; Melantrich, 1995.

Publisher's Notes
* In the territories of Bohemia & Moravia, in the course of the last 1,000 years, over 600 Jewish religious communities came into being. As a consequence of dramatic historical events, however many of them ceased to exist. In spite of the fact that Jews settled in Bohemia & Moravia as early as the 10th century, with the only exception of Prague, none of the medieval Jewish cemeteries have lasted to this day. Jewish cemeteries are often the only memory of once important Jewish communities in the former Czechoslovakia. Dilapidated, desolate, overgrown by weeds, this photo book will preserve their messages.

** Where She Came From is a memoir in the form of a quest for personal and historical understanding -- a multi-generational saga with the sweep and emotional impact of a novel. After the death of her mother, Frances, in 1989, Helen Epstein set out to research and reconstruct the life of her mother and that of her grandmother and great-grandmother. Like so many children of Holocaust survivors and other people displaced by the catastrophes of the 20th century, she had few family documents, only stories. She traveled to Czechoslovakia, Austria, and Israel, searching out people who had known her family and locating material in libraries and archives on three continents. Using three decades of journalistic training, and working like an archaeologist with shards of data, she pieced together an account of the lives of the women in her family and the social history of Central European Jews.

*** A guide book to all the Jewish sights which have survived the decimated Jewish communities in the Czech Republic.

**** While much has been written about East European and German Jewry, relatively little attention has been given to the Jews of Bohemia and Moravia, although they played an important role in the industrial, economic, and cultural life of central Europe. This book examines the social and cultural history of the Jewish community in Czechoslovakia from the Age of Enlightenment to the middle of the twentieth century. From family histories, newspaper and magazine articles, wills, and letters, Wilma Iggers has culled descriptions of life, customs, and local color; portrayals of important individuals and families; stories of individuals depicting the transition of a culture and a people from the Middle Ages to modern times; an examination of complaints about the deterioration of the religious communities and of religious instruction; and the history of anti-Semitism. Practically all reports reflect the difficult struggle for survival as Jews. The texts also address special legislation regarding the Jews, industrialization and urbanization, changes in religious and familial structures, growing involvement in the culture and politics of the worldly communities, cultural assimilation, changes in stereotypes about the Jews, and the effects of political forces from outside. The Jews of Bohemia and Moravia begins with the expulsion of the Jews from Prague by Empress Maria Theresa in 1744, an event which caused a shock that remained in the Jewish consciousness for a long time. The book concludes with texts from the middle of the twentieth century dealing with the most recent generation of Bohemian and Moravian Jews. Despite fluctuations and radical breaks, the time span from 1744 to 1952 constitutes a single unit that encompasses striking cultural and economic developments as well as anti-Semitism and cynicism unmatched even in the Middle Ages. With their strong emotional ties to the land of their birth, Bohemian and Moravian Jews are close to the Central and West Europeans.

# From Generation to Generation is the only up-to-date resource that addresses the needs and sensibilities of Americans of Jewish heritage, particularly those of Eastern European origin, who are interested in exploring their family trees. Written for both the novice and the experienced genealogist, this book shows readers how to trace their family histories back through their immigrant ancestors to the shtetls (Jewish villages) of the Russian Pale of Settlement. Both inspirational and informative, it relates the author's own experience in researching his family, and includes practical advice on how to gather information from family members and family papers, Holocaust research, immigration and naturalization records, cemetery research and more.

## A Hebrew Chronicle from Prague, by one or possibly two anonymous writers in the years prior to 1615, reflects the determination of the Bohemian Jewish community to record the story of their travail in exile. The volume is composed of short entries focusing on the Jewish communities in Bohemia from 1389 to 1611. The earlier entries had their basis in written documents, which are cited in some cases by the chronicler. Events occurring closer to the time of the writing apparently were recorded from verbal accounts of the elders in the Jewish community. The author was neither a scholar nor a rabbi, for the Hebrew of the chronicle is crude and liberally sprinkled with expressions in the German vernacular. In his own words, the chronicler committed his materials to writing "to serve as a token of remembrance for us and our descendants forever." In 1978, research scholar Abraham David chanced upon the chronicle while examining the rare book collection of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. David realized the enormous importance of the work to scholars of Jewish historiography, Bohemian and Slavic history, and Jewish life in Eastern Europe. The medieval Hebrew text of the chronicle was published in a critical edition edited by David with a lengthy introduction and extensive historical notes written in modern Hebrew. This edition also included two hitherto unknown martyrologies.

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