Jewish Family and Children's Services Holocaust Center

  • Holocaust Center of Northern California
  • JFCS Holocaust Center


2245 Post Street; P.O. Box 159004
San Francisco
CA 94115
United States


+1 415-449-3717 (Veronica Siegel)


What began as a protest against a Nazi bookstore in the Sunset District of San Francisco has become Northern California’s primary resource for Holocaust and genocide education. When the Holocaust Center opened in September 1979 (then known as the Holocaust Library and Research Center of San Francisco), the collection included 1,000 books and 200 documents, photographs, and artifacts.

The Holocaust Center has undergone many name and location changes over the years. Since 2010, the Holocaust Center has been a department of Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS), a human services agency that assists more than 78,000 people throughout the Bay Area each year.

Watch a 17-minute film on the JFCS Holocaust Center's origins on its website here

Archival and Other Holdings

The JFCS Holocaust Center holds over 13,000 books and several thousand documents, photographs, and artifacts in the Tauber Holocaust Library and Archives.

The library holdings include the complete transcripts, in English and in German, of the Nuremberg and various other wartime trials, and the subsequent Nuremberg hearings involving the German military commanders on trial for war crimes. The library also has the complete proceedings and transcripts in English of the Adolf Eichmann trial held in Israel.

The Tauber Holocaust Library’s holdings are primarily in English, but with a sizable number in more than 12 languages, among them German, French, Dutch, Czech, Polish, and Russian. The library has been officially recognized by the California State Library as a California State Resource. This is a non-circulating library, and it does not participate in any library loan exchange program.

A list of all archival collections can be found here.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

Conditions of Access

Conditions for library usage can be found here.

Reproduction Services

The Tauber Holocaust Library permits reproduction of materials on a case-by-case basis, depending on the condition and legal status of the items. Except in certain instances, the Tauber Holocaust Library does not own copyright to the material in its collections. The patron assumes all responsibility for questions of copyright that may arise in the use of copies of Tauber Holocaust Library material. If JFCS Tauber Holocaust Library owns copyright to the material, permission to publish will be considered upon receipt of a written request.

Suggested citation guidelines:

[Item] [date], [collection title and number], Tauber Holocaust Library, JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, California.


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