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What is the Association to Preserve the Historical Legacy?

The Association to Preserve the Historical Legacy has indexed the Dos Yiddishe Vort publication, making it accessible to the general public through a web based database. This website is designed to provide researchers and other interested parties access to Holocaust related data found within the text of the Dos Yiddishe Vort publication.

What is Dos Yiddishe Vort?

Dos Yiddishe Vort is a Yiddishe language historical account of traditional Jewish life in Eastern Europe prior to World War Two, throughout the War, as well as during the post-Holocaust period. It was founded in a Displaced Persons camp in Feldafing, Germany in 1945 and continued in 1954 in the United States as a monthly periodical. Special editions have been entirely devoted to European cities and countries with noted Jewish populations such as Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Krakow, Lemburg, Lodz, Pressburg, Vilna and Warsaw. Many articles include accounts of life and struggle in the camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Buchenwald, Sachsenhausen and others. Dos Yiddishe Vort was edited for more than fifty years by Mr. Joseph Friedenson, obm, and a survivor of seven concentration camps.

What is the Orthodox Jewish Archives?

The Orthodox Jewish Archives is a unique repository of historical documents, publications and photographs relating to the growth of Orthodox Jewry in the United States and the history of Agudath Israel on an international scope. It also includes many Holocaust related documents.

How to Search

To search for Holocaust related items, type a key word in the search box to the right. To search by issue, click on a year listed on the side bar drop down menu or enter the year in the search bar.

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 This archival project has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany

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