The Library

The Library at the European Centre for Jewish Music was established in 2012. In addition to its main topic, Jewish music, the library holds literature on related areas of research such as music ethnology, general music history and Jewish history and culture. Some of the items the EZJM library accommodates include the “Andor Izsák Collection” with bequests from the “Edith Gerson-Kiwi Estate” and the “Chief Cantor Nathan Saretzki Collection”.

Since 2012, the library has been located at Villa Seligmann. With its Great Hall and its numerous rooms this villa, which is one of the few testimonies of Jewish bourgeois life in Hanover before the shoa, is the ideal place for documenting, researching on and teaching of Jewish music.

The library of the European Centre for Jewish Music carries out its mission and performs the tasks assigned to it by

  • saving and preserving the library stock
  • supplementing and extending the collections
  • cataloguing the library holdings and making them available for users
  • reproducing and providing own items
  • giving advice and answering inquiries on the basis of its stock and information tools
  • doing public relations work

The library forms part of the library of the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. Visitors are invited to use the library according to the regulations of the library of the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. Most of the media are for use in the library rooms but may be borrowed with certain restrictions.

Access to the catalogue of the library of HMTMH:

Research on Jewish music

If you are looking for information on Jewish music or if you want to search libraries and digitized collections, please click here for a list of links.

Insights into the library stock

You may gain some insights into our library stock by visiting the following sites (in German):


Person to contact

Barbara Burghardt
T. +49-(0)511-3100-7123
E-mail: Barbara Burghardt

New acquisitions

Last modified: 2023-06-02

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