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Jewish American Heritage Month

Our own Upper Midwest Jewish Archives unit has published an entry on
Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month, a time set aside to recognize and celebrate Jewish American achievements and contributions to our country. To celebrate, we’ve included some highlights in this blog post of examples from the Libraries’ Upper Midwest Jewish Archives.”

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Jewish Cooking!

The University of Minnesota Libraries recently received King Solomon’s Table for Magrath Library:

King Solomon’s table : a culinary exploration of Jewish cooking from around the world /Nathan, Joan.; Herman, Gabriela. / New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017                 Magrath Library General Collection TX724 .N375 2017

READ a review in this blog  entry from Jewish Book Council (JBC) “What is Jewish Food?” 

KSolomoncover             PBcover wb

and while we’re on the subject, JBC has launched a new print annual that we’re processing now for Wilson LibraryPaper Brigade.

Read JBC’s page on Holidays, Customs, and Observances.

Since it is Passover,  I’ve included a list of nine titles about Passover cooking, all held at the wonderful Kirschner Cookbooks collection in Magrath Library Reference on St. Paul campus. These don’t circulate, so if you need to consult them, they’ll be available!

We have additional resources that you can check out.  Here are some useful terms to search in the catalog. You can narrow down the search results by campus library location by using the settings in the left column.


I’ve given current totals for the locations with the most holdings. Keep in mind there may be a copy in multiple locations, and there are several additional locations that will display in search results.  We have many books on these subjects in various locations within our library system.  We have a wide range of titles from Feasting in the archaeology and texts of the Bible and the ancient Near East  all the way to Rabbi Benjamin’s buttons  at Andersen Library Children’s Literature collection!  Have fun exploring!

PASSOVER COOKING as a subject gets 17 results, primarily held in Magrath Library.

COOKBOOKS JEWISH in the subject heading will find over 20 titles in Magrath as well as titles in various other library locations on campus.

COOKING JEWISH retrieves over 130 in Magrath and 20 in Wilson.  Wilson titles will focus on history or cultural studies. There are also 16 in Andersen Library, where our non-circulating archives collections are held.

JEWISH DIETARY LAWS shows 11 in Wilson and seven in Magrath.

JEWISH FOOD in the subject heading shows that Wilson has 71 titles, Magrath 22. There are nine in Andersen.

FASTS AND FEASTS — JUDAISM  brings up a total of 119 books with 58 in Wilson and nine in Magrath.

And if you’re interested in delving deeper, we have two subject pages that recommend research resources in our Libraries and beyond:

Jewish Studies



The complete Passover cookbook
Frances R AvRutick
Middle Village, N.Y. : Jonathan David Publishers 1981
Magrath Library Reference (Kirschner Cookbooks) (TX724 .A97 1981 )

The Manischewitz Passover cookbook
Deborah Ross; B. Manischewitz Co.
New York : Walker 1969
Magrath Library Reference (Kirschner Cookbooks) (TX724 .R58 1969 )

Kosher-Passover cooking.
El Paso, Tex. : Chabad-Lubavitch between 1900 and 1999
Magrath Library Reference (Kirschner Cookbooks) (TX739.2.P37 K67 )

Matza 101 : an innovative cookbook containing “101” creative recipes simply made with matza!
Jenny Kdoshim; Debbie Bevans
2nd ed.. Alta Loma, Calif. 11785 Mont. Wilson Conn., Alta Loma 91737 : The Unique Cookbook 1995
Magrath Library Reference (Kirschner Cookbooks) (TX739.2.P37 K36 1995 )

A Pesach sampler : from appetizer to afikomen
Leah G Stern; Frances R AvRutick; Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America. Women’s Branch.
3rd ed.. New York, N.Y. : Women’s Branch UOJCA 1979
Magrath Library Reference (Kirschner Cookbooks) (TX724 .P45 1979 )

The Passover feast II
American Mizrachi Women. West Orange Chapter.
Rev. ed.. West Orange, N.J. : American Mizrachi Women, West Orange Chapter 1978
Magrath Library Reference (Kirschner Cookbooks) (TX739.2.P37 P37 1978 )

Passoverama : a collection of favorite recipes
Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El (Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pa.)
[2d ed.].. Wynnewood, Pa. : Sisterhood of Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El 1978
Magrath Library Reference (Kirschner Cookbooks) (TX739.2.P37 P38 1978 )

The Song of Songs cookbook : Passover manna gathered for you
Miriam Field; Standard Brands Incorporated.
New York : Standard Brands, Inc. 1966
Magrath Library Reference (Kirschner Cookbooks) (TX739.2.P37 F54 1966 )

No cholesterol Passover recipes
Debra Wasserman; Charles Stahler
Baltimore, Md. : Vegetarians Resource Group 1986
Magrath Library Reference (Kirschner Cookbooks) (TX739.2.P37 W37 1986 )

IHRC launches Immigration Syllabus

U of M’s Immigration History Research Center launches #ImmigrationSyllabus
Created by historians nationwide, #ImmigrationSyllabus responds to current debates over immigration with a history lesson for the public
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (01/26/2017) -Today, immigration historians from across the country launched #ImmigrationSyllabus, a website and educational resource to help the public understand the deep historical roots of today’s immigration debates. Created in partnership with the University of Minnesota’s Immigration History Research Center and the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and made available through the University of Minnesota Libraries, #ImmigrationSyllabus is a tool for teaching, learning and advocacy. #ImmigrationSyllabus is available online at

Wilson Periodicals moved

The big Wilson moves are well underway.

The basement Periodicals room is nearly empty. The Periodicals have moved up to 3rd and 4th floors of Wilson.  Bound and Unbound are shelved together, title by title.

Here’s the new floorplan

When was this announced?
In our continuum publication, October 2016, along with other changes, in the paragraph

Other Wilson Library Updates
Periodicals and Dewey Decimal collections moving
The east section of the fourth floor of Wilson Library will re-open before Finals Week, providing additional study space. The area has been closed since late August, allowing staff to process the relocation of collections classified with the Dewey Decimal system. Some of these Dewey materials will be re-classified into our Library of Congress system and remain in Wilson, while others will be moved to off-site storage.

The bound and current periodicals, in the basement of Wilson Library, will be relocated to the third (N-J) and fourth A-M) floors.

Here are a few photos to show the changes; visit Wilson and explore if you plan to use the collections here in the coming months. (I had to do this myself!)

Below: Fourth floor lobby, entrance to Periodicals A-M


Below: Fourth floor journals, bound and unbound shelved together by title


Below: third floor (N-Z) periodicals, looking east


Below: third floor (N-Z), bound and unbound shelved together by title

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Kristallnacht: Selected List of Resources

Kristallnacht, literally, “Night of Crystal,” is often referred to as the “Night of Broken Glass.” The name refers to the wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms which took place on November 9 and 10, 1938. This wave of violence took place throughout Germany, annexed Austria, and in areas of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia recently occupied by German troops.  

–excerpted from : Kristallnacht, a Nationwide Pogram, in Encyclopedia of the Holocaust ((Copyright © United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC ENCYCLOPEDIA LAST UPDATED: JULY 2, 2016)  retrieved on November 1, 2016 at 2:21 p.m.
Read the full encyclopedia entry
See also their article on Night of Broken Glass

Remembering Kristallnacht– clip reel and overview. This video compilation was created through a joint partnership between the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute with footage from the Institute’s archive.


Check our online catalog for availability of library resources listed.


On Kristallnacht

The Crystal Night Pogrom
John Mendelsohn 1928-1986. New York : Garland 1982
Wilson Library General Collection (Quarto D810.J4 H655 )

Die “Kristallnacht” im Rheinland : Dokumente zum Judenpogrom im November 1938
Veröffentlichungen der staatlichen Archive des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen. Reihe C, Quellen und Forschungen ; Bd. 24. Anselm Faust. 1. Aufl.. Düsseldorf : Schwann 1987
Wilson Library General Collection (DS135.G33 K74x 1987 )

Reichskristallnacht : die Novemberpogrome 1938
Hans-Jürgen Döscher 1943- . Frankfurt/M : Ullstein 1988
Wilson Library General Collection (DS135.G33 D67x 1988 )

Holocaust sources that mention Kristallnacht or Crystal Night

The Holocaust
(Primary sourcebook series.)
Jeff Hill 1962- Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics 2006
Wilson Library General Collection (D804.19 .H55 2006 )

America views the Holocaust, 1933-1945 : a brief documentary history
Robert H Abzug. Boston : Bedford/St. Martin’s 1999
Wilson Library General Collection (D804.19 .A29x 1999 )

The Holocaust : selected documents in eighteen volumes
Volume 3: The Crystal Night Pogrom
John Mendelsohn 1928-1986.; Donald S Detwiler. New York : Garland Pub. 1982
Wilson Library General Collection (Quarto D810.J4 H655 )


We’re in America now : a survivor’s stories
Amram, Fred M. B., author. Duluth, Minnesota : Holy Cow! Press, 2016
On order for Wilson Library

Pogrom November 1938 : testimonies from ‘Kristallnacht’
Ruth Levitt. London : Souvenir Press 2015
Wilson Library General Collection (DS146.E85 P64 2015 )

Violence, memory, and history : Western perceptions of Kristallnacht
Colin McCullough; Nathan Andrew Wilson 1980- . New York, NY : Routledge 2015
Wilson Library General Collection (DS134.255 .V56 2015 )

The night of broken glass : eyewitness accounts of Kristallnacht
Uta Gerhardt 1938-; Thomas Karlauf; Robert Simmons; Nick Somers
Cambridge, U.K. ; Malden, Mass. : Polity Press 2012
Wilson Library General Collection (DS134.255 .N5413 2012 )

Benno and the Night of Broken Glass
Meg Wiviott; Josée Bisaillon.  Minneapolis, MN : Kar-Ben Pub. 2010
Andersen Library Children’s Lit (Offsite storage) (Lerner Box 17 )

American religious responses to Kristallnacht
Maria Mazzenga. 1st ed.. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan 2009
Wilson Library General Collection (DS134.255 .A64 2009 )

Deutsche gegen Deutsche : das Schicksal der Juden 1938-1945
Aufbau Sachbuch. Mosche Zimmermann. 1. Aufl.. Berlin : Aufbau-Verlag 2008
Wilson Library General Collection (DS134.255 .T75 2008 )

Novemberpogrom 1938 : die Augenzeugenberichte der Wiener Library, London
Ben Barkow 1956-; Raphael Gross; Michael Lenarz; Wiener Library.
1. Aufl.. Frankfurt am Main : Jüdischer Verlag im Suhrkamp Verlag 2008
Wilson Library General Collection (DS134.255 N694 2008 )

Kristallnacht : prelude to destruction
Martin Gilbert 1936-2015. 1st ed.. New York : HarperCollins 2006
Wilson Library General Collection (DS135.G3315 G55 2006 )

November 1938 : from ‘Reichskristallnacht’ to genocide
Walter H. Pehle 1941- . English ed.. New York : Berg : Distributed exclusively in the U.S. and Canada by St. Martin’s Press 1991
Wilson Library General Collection (DS135.G3315 J8313 1991 )

The day the Holocaust began : the odyssey of Herschel Grynszpan
Gerald Schwab 1925-2014. New York : Praeger 1990
Wilson Library General Collection (DS135.G3315 S37 1990 )

Kristallnacht : the Nazi night of terror
David Fisher 1929 April 13-; Anthony Read. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Random House 1989
Wilson Library General Collection (DS135.G33 F56 1989 )

Night of pogroms : “Kristallnacht,” November 9-10, 1938.
United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Washington, D.C. : U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council 1988 Material Type: Government Document
Wilson Library Gov Pub (US Docs) (Y 3.H 74:2 P 75 )