Jewish Heritage Europe

Publications & Sources



Alofsin, Anthony. When Buildings Speak: Architecture As Language in the Habsburg Empire and Its Aftermath, 1867-1933. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2008

Baumhorn Lipót, Építész: 1860-1932. Exhibition Catalogue. Budapest: Architart Kiadó, 1999 (See other material on Baumhorn on web here).

Beneschofsky, Ilona and Alexander Scheiber (eds). The Jewish Museum of Budapest, Budapest: Corvina, 1987

Dorfman, Rivka and Ben-Zion. Synagogues Without Jews. Jewish Publication society, 2001

This book uses synagogues to tell the histories of more than 30 Jewish communities – in Austria, Hungary, Croatia, northern Italy, Greece, and the Czech and Slovak Republics – that thrived before World War II. It includes floor plans, elevations, and full-color photographs.

Gazda, Anikó. Zsinagógák és Zsidó Községek Magyarorszågon: Térképek, Rajzok, Adatok. Budapest: MTA Judaisztikai Kutatócsoport, 1991

Gazda, Anikó, et al. Magyarországi Zsinagógák. Budapest: Mu”szaki Könyvkiadó, 1989

Gruber, Ruth Ellen. Upon the Doorposts of Thy House: Jewish Life in East-Central Europe, Yesterday and Today. New York: Wiley, 1994

Klein, Rudolf. Synagogues in Hungary, 1782-1918. Budapest: Terc, 2011

A massive and encyclopedic work on the history, forms and styles of synagogues in central Europe. Lavishly illustrated.

Klein, Rudolf. The Great Synagogue of Budapest. (Budapest: Terc, 2008)

Komoróczy, Géza, ed. Jewish Budapest: Monuments, Rites, History. Budapest: Central European University Press, 1999 (originally A Zsido Budapest. Budapest: MTA Judaisztikai Kutatocsoport, 1995

Kormos, Peter; Villanyi, Andras and Tamas Raj. Budapest Zsinagogai/The Synagogues of Budapest. Budapest: Villanyi Kiado, 2005.

Kovacs, Andras and Forras-Biro, Aletta. Jewish life in Hungary: Achievements, challenges and priorities since the collapse of communism. London: Institute for Jewish Policy Research, 2011

Orban, Frenc. Guide to Jewish Hungary. Budapest: Makkabi, 2004. The most comprehensive local guidebook in English.

Patai, Raphael. The Jews of Hungary: History, Culture, Psychology. Detroit: Wayne State University, 1996

Perczel, Anna. Védtelen örökség: Lakóházak a zsidó negyedben/Unprotected Heritage: Residential Buildings in the Jewish Quarter. Budapest: 2007

Sáros, László; Váli, Dezsö, Raj, Tamás. Tanú ez a köhalom (This Cairn is Witness Today). Budapest, 1993

Schőner, Rabbi Alfréd. “Euphemism on the Monuments at the Danube’s Bankment.” Article about the absence of the word “Jew” in a series of Holocaust memorials in Budapest along the Danube.

Suleiman, Susan Rubin. Budapest Diary: In Search of the Motherbook. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1999

Toth, Eeszebet Fanni. Walking the Jewish Past? The Effects of Tourism on the Interpretations of Budapest Jewish District. (MA Thesis, Central European University, Budapest. 2008)

Vegh, Andras. “Les synagogues de Buda (XIVe et XVe siècles) : fouilles récentes.” In Paul Salmona and Laurence Sigal, ed. Archéologie du judaïsme en France et en Europe. Colloque international, Paris, 14 et 15 janvier 2010. Paris, 2011. 215-224

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

Wirth, Peter. Itt van Elrejtve (Budapest: Europa Konyvkiado, 1985)

Photographs of Jewish cemeteries in northeastern Hungary.