Preserving Tradition: The Legacy of Hans Adler's Seder Plate

by Andrew Roth, Project Archivist Just in time for Passover, the JFCS Holocaust Center recently received a beautiful, three-tiered Seder plate as a donation from 98-year-old Holocaust survivor Hans Adler. This striking Seder plate not only has a fascinating history but also imparts an often-overlooked aspect of the Jewish refugee experience: the desire to hold Read More

Posted by Admin on April 22, 2024
A Day in the Life of the Tauber Holocaust Library and Archives

Interacting with the Past in the Present By Yedida Kanfer, PhD My name is Yedida and I have the privilege of managing the Tauber Holocaust Library and Archives at the Holocaust Center. What is an archive? Theoretically, an archive is anything that you store, or a place where you store it. Our archive traces the Read More

Posted by Admin on July 6, 2018
Virtual Lessons from The Diary of Rywka Lipszyc

The Diary of Rywka Lipszyc was discovered in the rubble of the crematoria at Auschwitz-Birkenau and was published 70 years later by the JFCS Holocaust Center. In the diary, Jewish teen Rywka Lipszyc chronicles her time in the Lodz Ghetto. The Polish-language version of Rywka’s diary debuted last month, printed in partnership with Austeria Publishing House in collaboration with the POLIN Read More

Posted by Admin on December 18, 2017
Guest Blogger: Waheeb M., YouthFirst Summer Intern

John Damski: Rescuer Today’s post comes from the JFCS Holocaust Center’s YouthFirst Summer Intern, Waheeb. In addition to helping Holocaust Center staff with administrative projects, Waheeb spent part of his summer researching, writing, and editing this portrait of John Damski, a Polish Catholic who risked his life to save Jews during the Holocaust. Waheeb completed this project using Read More

Posted by Admin on July 19, 2017
Kindertransport Oral Histories

What are “oral histories”? Oral histories are testimonies of Holocaust survivors, recorded on audio and video tape. These personal stories provide us with an immediate way to grasp the horrors of the Holocaust. The oral history clips on this site are excerpts from testimonies in the JFCS Holocaust Center collection. They have now been digitized Read More

Posted by Admin on September 16, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Adds New Holocaust Testimony Collection from JFCS Holocaust Center

More than 900 Holocaust testimonies recorded over four decades by the Jewish Family and Children Services Holocaust Center of San Francisco (JFCS) are now fully integrated into USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive as part of the Preserving the Legacy initiative – an ambitious plan to save recorded eyewitness testimony and bring voices of genocide Read More

Posted by Admin on May 16, 2016
Follow Us on Instagram!

You’ve asked for an Instagram page and we’ve listened. We are excited to announce the launch of the official JFCS Holocaust Center Instagram! An exciting new way to stay up-to-date with our events and programs, the JFCS Holocaust Center Instagram page will also feature rarely seen items from our archive and items from the Tauber Holocaust Library’s 13,000 volume Read More

Posted by Admin on July 9, 2015
We continue to remember
The JFCS Holocaust Center is comprised of the Tauber Holocaust Library and Education Program, the Manovill Holocaust History Fellowship, the Speakers Bureau, the Day of Learning, the Oral History Project and the Zisovich Fellowships programs, as well as The Next Chapter Project. All of these organizations operate on the generous support of our donors.

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