NOTE: Further publications and resources (in print and online) on specific countries, regions or sites can be found in the Publications pages of the Country sections of this web site.
Altshuler, Linda A. and Anna R. Cohen (eds) The Precious Legacy: Judaic Treasure from the Czechoslovak State Collections. New York: Summit Books, 1983
Beneschofsky, Ilona and Alexander Scheiber (eds). The Jewish Museum of Budapest, Budapest: Corvina, 1987
Bergman, Eleonora ed. Jewish Historical institute: The First Fifty Years 1947-1997. Warsaw: Jewish Historical Institute, 1996
Bonilauri, Franco and Vincenza Maugeri, eds. Musei ebraici in Europa/Jewish Museums in Europe. Milan: Electa, 1998
Bonilauri, Franco and Vincenza Maugeri, eds. La Tutela dei Beni Culturali Ebraici in Italia. Bologna, Istituto Beni Culturali, 1996
Clark, David. Developing Jewish Museums in Europe. London: Institute for Jewish Policy Research, 1999
Cohen, Israel. Travels in Jewry. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1953. First-hand accounts of pre-World War II Jewish communities and sites in a number of countries in Europe.
Cohen, Richard I. Jewish Icons: Art and Society in Modern Europe. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998
Encyclopaedia Judaica. 2nd Edition. Keter, 2007
Grossman, Grace Cohen. Jewish Museums of the World. New York: Universe, 2008
Gruber, Ruth Ellen. Upon the Doorposts of Thy House: Jewish Life in East-Central Europe, Yesterday and Today. New York: Wiley, 1994
Gruber, Ruth Ellen. Virtually Jewish: Reinventing Jewish Culture in Europe. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2002
Gusky, Jeff. Silent Places. Overlook, 2003
Photographic book on abandoned Jewish heritage sites in Poland.
Karp, Ivan and Steven D. Lavine, eds, Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991
Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara. Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums and Heritage, (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998)
Komoróczy, Géza, ed. Jewish Budapest: Monuments, Rites, History. Budapest: Central European University Press, 1999 (originally A Zsido Budapest. Budapest: MTA Judaisztikai Kutatocsoport, 1995
Kuler, Hary and Lya Benjamin (trans. Viviane Prager), The History Museum of the Romanian Jews “Chief-Rabbi Dr. Moses Rosen.“ Bucharest: HaSefer, 2002
Lowenthal, Marvin. A World Passed By: Scenes and memories of Jewish Civilization in Europe and North Africa. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1933
Murawska-Muthesius, Katarzyna and Piotr Piotrowski. From Museum Critique to the Critical Museum. Farnham: Ashgate, (forthcoming 2015)
Mihajlovic, Milica, “Jewish Historical Museum, Belgrade” in European Judaism. Vol. 36, No 2, 2003.
Offe, Sabine. Austellungen, Einstellungen, Entstellungen: Jüdische Museen in Deutschland und Österreich. Berlin: Philo, 2000
Radovanovic, Vojislava. The Jewish Historical Museum in Belgrade. Belgrade: Kosmos, 2010
Rosman, Moshe. “Categorically Jewish; Distinctly Polish: The Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the New Polish-Jewish Metahistory.” Jewish Studies, and Internet Journal, vol 10, 2012. Online at http://www.biu.ac.il/JS/JSIJ/10-2012/Rosman.pdf
Rupnow, Dirk. “From Final Depository to Memorial: the History and Significance of the Jewish Museum in Prague.” European Judaism. Volume: 37. Issue: 1, 2004. Pp 142 ff.
Shadur, Joseph and Yehudit. Traditional Jewish Papercuts: An Inner World of Art and Symbol. (Hanover NH: University Press of New England, 2002)
Not about Jewish heritage sites per se; but it describes artistic motifs also found on Jewish tombstones and synagogue decoration.
Schischa, Rebecca, with Dina Berenstein. Mapping Jewish Culture in Europe Today: A Pilot Project. London: Institute for Jewish Policy Research, 2002
Szpek, Heidi M. “’Oh Earth, Do Not Cover My Blood!’: Eastern European Jewish Identity and the Material Culture.” International Journal of the Humanities. Vol. 4, No. 4; 7-18
Valley, Eli. The Great Jewish Cities of Central and Eastern Europe. Northvale, N.J.: Jason Aronson, Inc., 1999
Detailed descriptions of Jewish sites, history and traditions in Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw and Prague
Webber, Jonathan and Chris Schwarz. Rediscovering Traces of Memory: The Jewish Heritage of Polish Galicia. Indiana University Press, 2009
Yaniv, Bracha. The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Eastern Europe. Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2017
Authoritative online encyclopedia of Jewish history, culture and heritage in (mainly) Eastern Europe.
Young, James. The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meaning. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993