Rare Books & Special Collections


Rare Books & Special Collections houses rare books and other published resources of unique historical value or significance. Strengths of these collections include: 

  • Yizkor (memorial) books that document the history of Jewish communities destroyed in the Holocaust; 

  • Nazi-era publications; 

  • Publications from the early post-war period about the Holocaust, including early personal narratives. 

Rare Books & Special Collections was developed essentially through donations from VHEC members and Holocaust survivors and their families. Researchers are welcome to consult items in these collections by appointment. 


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