JFCS Holocaust Center Establishes California Collaborative for Holocaust and Genocide Education Find Out More
Rywka's Diary, First Published by the JFCS Holocaust Center & Lehrhaus Judaica Buy the Book
JFCS Holocaust Center is Northern California’s primary resource for education about the Holocaust and genocide.
Discover how history can change the way you see the world
Learn more
Day of Learning: See the Video Trailer
This year's Day of Learning will take place in March 2019. We look forward to seeing you there!
See the video
Follow Us on Instagram!
Find the JFCS Holocaust Center on Instagram! @jfcsholocaustcenter
Learn More >
Partnership with the USC Shoah Foundation
The JFCS Holocaust Center is now a full access site for the USC Shoah Foundation's collection of 55,000 oral histories!
Learn More >
"I've got to save these two bites of bread for tomorrow morning, because if I am able to put two bites of bread into my stomach, then I can start the day. "
"The man was beaten for six days solid. I didn't know a human being could stand that. And he still didn't die."
"I couldn’t rest unless I told my story, we need to teach the world what went on."
In 1943, 14-year-old Rywka, living in Poland’s notorious Lodz Ghetto, began to record her thoughts and dreams in a precious diary. It was found in 1945 in Auschwitz but kept hidden in darkness for 70 years.
more from the diary
We continue to remember
The JFCS Holocaust Center is a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. We are dedicated to the remembrance, research, documentation, and education about the Holocaust and patterns of genocide.

Your contribution goes towards educational programs that reach and inspire more than 25,000 students, teachers, and community members each year.
Donate Now

Reach out to us

Send your message below and we'll respond shortly.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Keep in Touch

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Thank You! You have successfully subscribed!