Eastern Europe – Germany



Gruber, Ruth. Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to Eastern Europe. Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2007 (TE)
Ruth Gruber’s Jewish Heritage Travel blog



Hundert, Gershon David, ed.The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.
Link to online encyclopedia


Beare, Arlene. A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia and Estonia. St. Albans, England: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain, 2006. (TE)

Klarsfeld, Serge. Memorial to the Jews Deported from France, 1942-1944: Documentation of the Deportation of the Victims of the Final Solution in France. New York: Beate Klarsfeld Foundation, 1983. 662pp. (TE)


Bartov, Omer. Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007. (TE)

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Bergenfield, NJ: Avotaynu, 2004. (TE)
Historical information on the Galician region from the 14th century and on the meaning and incidence of more than 25,000 Jewish surnames there.

Lenius, Brian J. Genealogical Gazetteer of Galicia. Manitoba, Canada: Brian J. Lenius, 1999. (TE)
Contains very comprehensive lists of information on Galicia – estate lists, place names and maps.

Weisgard, Geoffrey M. Krakow: A Guide to Jewish Genealogy. Gesher Galicia, 2011. (TE)

Wunder, Meir, with Benjamin Lukin and Boris Khaimovich. Grandeur and Glory: Remnants of Jewish Art in Galicia. Jerusalem: Institute for Commemoration of Galician Jewry, Jerusalem Center for Documentation of Diaspora Heritage, 2005. Volume I: Eastern Galicia A-O.  A collection of black and white photographs with entries in English, Ukrainian, Polish and Hebrew.  (TE)

Wynne, Suzan F. Finding Your Jewish Roots in Galicia: A Resource Guide. Teaneck, NJ: Avotaynu, 1998. (TE, JHC)

Wynne, Suzan. The Galitzianers: The Jews of Galicia, 1772-1918. Tucson, AZ: Wheatmark, 2006. (TE)
A comprehensive history of Jewish life in Galicia, covers vital records and numerous other types of research materials, and guidance on traveling. It also has extensive lists of Jewish surnames and of towns where Jews resided.

Zalewski, Andrew. Galician Portraits: In Search of Jewish Roots. Jenkintown, PA: Thelzo Press, 2014. (TE)

Berlin, Jörg and Matthias Schmook. Auslandererhafen Hamburg Emigration Port. Hamburg, Germany: Medien-Verlag Schubert, 2003. (TE)
A heavily illustrated story in English and German of this major port of emigration and the experience of those who traveled from there.

Edlund, Thomas Kent, compiler. The German Minority Census of 1939: An Introduction and Register. Teaneck, NJ: Avotaynu, 1996. (TE)
Table of Contents

Ellman-Kruger, Angelika and Edward David Luft. Library Resources for German-Jewish Genealogy. Teaneck, N.J: Avotaynu, Inc., 1998.

Resources for German-Jewish research in present-day Germany, in areas that belonged to German-speaking rulers, and in other German-speaking countries. Covers libraries, archives, electronic catalogues and other sources. A translation of a 1992 work in German.

Reinharz, Jehuda and Walter Schatzberg, eds. Jewish Response to German Culture: from the Enlightenment to the Second World War. Waltham, MA: Brandeis, 1985. (TE)

Skyte, Thea, Randol Schoenberg and Rosemary Wenzerul, eds.,  A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Germany & Austria. London: Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain, 2001. (TE)