Geneva Jewish Library "Gérard Nordmann"

Characteristics
History: 

The library was founded in 1945 by the American Jewish Labor Committee (AJLC) and l'Oeuvre de secours aux enfants (OSE).

Inventory: 

The Geneva Jewish Library contains more than 30'000 volumes. It houses a part (about 1000 volumes) of the collections of the library of the rabbi's seminar of Wroclaw which was destroyed by the Nazis. It also owns a 1613 manuscript of David Gans, the Sefer Nehmad ve-naïm, from Prague.

The library covers the following areas: Judaism, Israel, religion, history, languages, literature.

In addition to its monographs, the library provides periodicals, audio documents and some specifics inventories:

  • Jewish studies, part of with comes from the library of the rabbi's seminar of Wroclaw
  • Rabbinic literature
  • German inventory before the Second World War
  • Yiddish inventory
  • Postal address
    21, av. Dumas
    1206
    Genève
    Switzerland
    Contact
    Phone number: 
    +41 22 317 89 70
    Statistics
    Review Date: 
    12.06.2017