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Library & Archives Collections

Step into the rich tapestry of history at the Tauber Holocaust Library and Archives, where personal papers, government records, photographs, and artifacts intertwine to tell the stories of resilience and survival. Delve into the intimate accounts of individuals who lived through the Holocaust, captured in their own words, and preserved for generations to come.

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Collection Lists

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Finding Aids

Detailed collection data for select archive collections.

The Tauber Holocaust Library and Archives houses more than 13,000 volumes, an archive of more than 2,000 recorded oral histories, and many rare artifacts, memorabilia, and images documenting the Holocaust.

The Tauber Holocaust Library and Archives is a university-level collection in San Francisco covering every aspect of the Holocaust and patterns of genocide. The library and archives are open by appointment only. To submit a research query or inquire about the JFCS Holocaust Center collections, please call 415-449-3717 or email

The JFCS oral history archive consists of over 2,000 audio and video testimonies with accompanying documents and transcriptions. An additional 55,000 oral histories are available onsite through the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive (VHA). The JFCS Holocaust Center joins a select group of 85 VHA access sites across the globe. Access to Yale University’s Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies is also available onsite.

Reproduction and copyright

The Tauber Holocaust Library permits reproduction of materials on a case-by-case basis, depending on the condition and legal status of the items. The patron assumes all responsibility for questions of copyright that may arise in the use of copies of Tauber Holocaust Library material. If JFCS Tauber Holocaust Library owns copyright to the material, permission to publish will be considered upon receipt of a written request.

Suggested citation guidelines:

[Item] [date], [collection title and number], Tauber Holocaust Library & Archives, JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, California.

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