Azrieli Holocaust Collection
The Azrieli Holocaust Collection in the Concordia University Library is one of the most important specialized collections in North America for scholarly research and teaching on the Holocaust and the history of anti-Semitism. It also documents the history Nazi Germany, the history of Jewish-Christian relations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the immeasurable impact of the Holocaust on post-Holocaust life, thought, and culture with special emphasis on Canada and the United States.
Established in 1984 by Montreal architect, businessman, and philanthropist David J. Azrieli, CM, CQ, M.Arch (1922-2014), whose parents, brother, and sister died in the Holocaust, the collection contains approximately 8,500 titles from almost every discipline and includes rare books and ephemera from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s; digitized primary sources; microfilm collections of government records and war crimes trials; documentaries and feature films; survivor memoirs and diaries; and secondary texts. The languages represented in the collection include not just English and French, but Yiddish, Polish, German, Russian, and Hebrew. The Azrieli Holocaust Collection is an invaluable resource for Concordia students and faculty as well as for the broader community.
All items are identifiable in the Sofia Discovery tool, the Library catalogue.