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Maps Collection

Identifier: RG 109

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of printed and hand-drawn maps of countries, regions, cities, and towns around the world. The maps are grouped into two series, General and Holocaust. Both series are arranged alphabetically by geographical place name. The General series includes: political maps; topographic maps; city and street maps; maps showing Jewish populations of various countries. The collection focuses on Europe and Israel. Included are maps of Austria, Germany, England, Israel, Lithuania, Palestine, Poland, Russia. The Holocaust series includes: maps and plans of concentration camps, extermination centers; maps of ghettos; maps of deportation routes from various countries to concentration camp points; maps showing centers of resistance and underground activity; maps of Europe showing locations of concentration camps; maps of POW camps in Germany. Countries include Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Germany, Russia and Soviet Union. The greatest number of maps relate to Poland.


  • Creation: 20th century


Biographical / Historical

This subject collection was assembled in the YIVO Archives and is of mixed provenance.


11 Boxes (9 5"lgl, 1 2.5"lgl, 1 3"OS)

2 Folders (2 map folders)

Language of Materials



our boxes and three map folders unarranged. The collection is divided into two series: "general" (boxes 1-3), and "Holocaust" (boxes 4-7). In addition, there is supplemental and uncataloged material (boxes 8-11). Series I (General, folders 1B-96B); Series II (Holocaust, folders 1B-145B); Series "C" (General, folders 1-62); Series "C" (Holocaust, folders 1-5). F

Other Finding Aids

Card Catalog: English, typed and ms.

Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Repository

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