Jewish Heritage Europe

Books & Publications

BIBLIOGRAPHIES

The Litvak Special Interest Group (Genealogy) book list of publications of interest to Lithuanian Jewish history, including the Holocaust  

SELECTED BOOKS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Agranovski, Genrich and Irina Guzenberg. Vilnius: 100 Memorable Sites of Jewish History and Culture. Vilnius: Vilna Gaon State Museum, 2006

Alexander, Naomi. Once upon a Time in Lithuania. London: David Paul, 2006.

A British artist’s documentation of Jewish heritage sites in Lithuania.

Cohen-Mushlin, Aliza; Kravtsov, Sergey; Levin, Vladimir; Mickūnaitė, Giedrė; and Jurgita Šiaučiūnaitė-Verbickienė. Synagogues in Lithuania: A Catalogue. Vilnius: Vilnius Academy of Arts Press, 2010/2012

Detailed, two-volume encyclopedic work, with pictures and text. The most comprehensive publication on Lithuanian synagogues, their history, their architecture and their contexts.

Dawidowicz, Lucy. From That Time and Place:  A Memoir 1938-1947. New York: Norton, 1989.

A memoir of pre-war Jewish Vilnius.

Eliach, Yaffa. There Once Was a World: A 900-Year Chronicle of the Shtetl of Eishyshok. Back Bay Books, 1999

Gitelman, Zvi. A Century of Ambivalence: The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union 1881 to the Present. New York: Schocken, 1988

Jakulytė-Vasil, Milda. Lithuanian Holocaust Atlas. Vilnius: 2011

The book provides comprehensive information about 227 Holocaust mass graves of Jews, and their monuments, and includes a map of the Lithuanian Holocaust.

Jogela, Vytautas. “The Old Jewish Cemetery in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.”  In Lituanus: The Lithuanian Quarterly. Volume 61:4 (Winter 2015) 76-93

Jomantas, Alfredas, ed. Jewish Cultural Heritage in Lithuania. Vilnius: Ministry of Culture/Versus Aureus, 2006

Katz, Dovid. Lithuanian Jewish Culture. Vilnius: Baltos lankos: Vilnius 2004. Second (updated and revised) edition. Vilnius: Baltos lankos in cooperation with Central European University, 2010.

Kravtsov, Sergey R. “The Great Synagogue of Vilnius: Architecture, Meaning, and Memory.” In Avidan, Anna and Julijana Leganovič eds.  How to Commemorate The Great Synagogue of Vilna Site? Vilnius: Litvak World, 2017 98–103

Kruk, Herman. (Benjamin Harshav, ed., Barbara Harshav, trans.) The Last Days of the Jerusalem of Lithuania.: Chronicles from the Vilna Ghetto and the Camps, 1939-1944. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002

Lempertas, Izraelis. Litvakes. Vilnius: Versus Aureus, 2005

Levinson, Yosif. Skausmo Knyga/The Book of Sorrow. Vilnius: Vaga, 1997.

Locations and photographs of monuments marking World War II mass graves throughout Lithuania.

Lipphardt, Anna. Vilne. Die Juden aus Vilnius nach dem Holocaust. Eine transnationale Beziehungsgeschichte. Paderborn: Schöningh Verlag, 2010.

Piechotka, Maria and Kazimierz Piechotka. Heaven’s Gates: Wooden Synagogues in the Territories of the Former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Krupski I S-ka, 2004.

New version of a groundbreaking study originally published in the 1950s.

Siauciunaite-Verbickiene, Jurgita and Lempertiene, Larisa (eds.) Jewish Space in Central and Eastern Europe: Day-to-Day History. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007

Zibuts, Isaac, with Dovid Katz and Raimondas Paknys (photographer). Sounds of Silence: Traces of Jewish Life in Lithuania. R.Paknio Leidykla, 2009