historical archives

If you are looking for primary sources regarding Czechoslovak Jews, please feel free to get in touch with us at info@shcsj.org or try the following organizations:

Digital Archives of the SHCSJ: http://digifindingaids.cjh.org/?pID=2956147#serII

Digital collections at Leo Baeck Institute: https://www.lbi.org

YIVO Institute for Jewish research online guide: https://www.yivo.org/Do-Research-Online#Online%20Catalogs

Holocaust.cz - full database of victims and documents relating to Nazi persecution of Jews and Roma in Czech territories: https://www.holocaust.cz/en/main-2

Slovak-Jewish heritage database: http://www.slovak-jewish-heritage.org/database/index.php

Fortunoff Video Archive of Holocaust oral testimonies at Yale: https://web.library.yale.edu/testimonies

Archives of the Jewish Museum in Prague: https://www.jewishmuseum.cz/en/collection-research/collections-funds/archives-collections/

Yad Vashem Research Center: https://www.yadvashem.org/research.html

Ellis Island Immigration Museum Passenger Search: https://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/passenger

Translation services

Depending on availability, we may be able to help you with translation of sources from Czech and Slovak - please email info@shcsj.org. For further contacts regarding translation services, please visit the Czech and Slovak Consulate.

academic research

The following is a selection of academics researching the history of Czechoslovak Jews:

Curt Beck, University of Connecticut.

Kateřina Čapková, Academy of Sciences in the Czech Republic.

Hillel J. Kieval, Washington University in St Louis.

Rebekah A. Klein-Pejšová, Purdue College of Liberal Arts

Prof. Michael Lawrence Miller, Central European University in Budapest

Timothy Snyder, Yale University.

Jaroslav Pinkas, Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes