Library

Library Holdings

The Tauber Holocaust Library collects books dealing with every aspect of the Holocaust, and makes them available for use on the premises by students, scholars, researchers, and the general public. The collection focuses on:

  • Jewish life in Europe before the Holocaust
  • Nazi rise to power and propaganda
  • Nazi racial theory, anti-Semitism
  • Anti-Jewish policy and persecution in Germany and occupied countries
  • Flight, emigration and refugee life
  • Nazi occupation of conquered Europe
  • Deportation and execution of Jewish communities
  • Ghettos and concentration camps (transit, labor and extermination)
  • Reaction of world community to events
  • Resistance and partisan activities
  • Liberation
  • War trials
  • Post-war displaced persons and immigration
  • Holocaust memorials
  • Holocaust denial

The library holdings include the complete transcripts, in English and in German, of the Nuremberg and various other wartime trials, and the subsequent Nuremberg hearings involving the German military commanders on trial for war crimes. The library also has the complete proceedings and transcripts in English of the Adolf Eichmann trial held in Israel.

The Tauber Holocaust Library’s holdings are primarily in English, but with a sizeable number in more than 12 languages, among them German, French, Dutch, Czech, Polish, and Russian. The library has been officially recognized by the California State Library as a California State Resource. This is a non-circulating library, and it does not participate in any library loan exchange program.

Access the online library catalog.

Rare Books

The Tauber Holocaust Library has a collection of rare books from the Holocaust era, including books published by the Nazi party and Julius Streicher’s anti-semitic press. Also included are immediate post-war publications, documenting the events of the Holocaust for the first time in print.

Tracing Resources

For those interested in specific individuals or names, tracing books can be very helpful if the records survived the war. The Tauber Holocaust Library’s collection of tracing books is available in the reading room.