The Tauber Holocaust Library and Education Program offers a rich resource for students, scholars, and the general public. This university-level library in San Francisco includes over 12,000 volumes with a special emphasis on the collection of rare, out-of-print Yizkor (memorial) volumes. The collections, gathered from survivors and their families in northern California, include books dealing with every aspect of the Holocaust, an archive of 2,000 recorded oral histories, and photographs, documents, and artifacts from the period.

The library's educational programs make Holocaust history come alive and assist educators in transforming their classrooms into places where students are challenged and encouraged to be active learners.

Testimonies from those who fled Europe for Shanghai during the Holocaust

Over 17,000 German and Austrian Jews escaped from persecution in Nazi Germany, and lived in Shanghai, China during the war years.

Eva Gottheiner was one of them. Watch her interview,and other interviews of Holocaust survivors and liberators in our Oral History page.

The Tauber Holocaust Library is a non-circulating library, and it does not participate in any library loan exchange program.

2245 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415-449-3717
Fax: 415-449-3720

News & Events

Exploring the Vilnius ghetto: A digital monument
A digital map of the Vilna Ghetto from YIVO Institute, the site is based on memoirs, archives, original documents and artifacts, oral and historical accounts, and dozens of photographs.

Virtual Shtetl
An interactive "museum without walls," hosted by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, provides insight into the history of Polish Jews through an examination of shtetl life.

European Holocaust Research Infrastructure
An initiative of research institutions in Europe and Israel to bring together online access to Holocaust-related archives in a single interface
This new database allows its users to search for victims from Theresienstadt (Terezin) concentration camp by name or through a collection of digitized documents.

Personal belongings of Holocaust victims
The International Tracing Service (ITS) has made available a list of items still remaining in their archives from concentration camps.

Images above are from the Tauber Holocaust Library archives, from left to right:
Mendel and Cyril Goldstein, perished at Treblinka (Edelbaum family papers)
The last letter written by his mother to Hans Esberg, on the day of her deportation to Theresienstadt (Hans Esberg papers)
Mae Lopatin Herman, American nurse, with hospital staff at Mauthausen after its liberation (Mae Lopatin Herman papers)
Passport with red "J" (Erich Goldstein papers)
Heinz Traugott holding his baby daughter Gitta, both sent to Auschwitz (Monica Werner family photograph collection)