Ruth Kleinfeld Wolf Memorial Collection

The Ruth Kleinfeld Wolf Memorial Collection on the Nazi Holocaust was established in 2001 by Dr. Ira Kleinfeld in memory of his mother who passed away that year. Dr. Kleinfeld, formerly the University of New Haven's Graduate School Dean and Associate Provost, is presently Professor of Industrial and System Engineering.

Ruth Kleinfeld Wolf, whose maiden name was Juras, left her native Germany in 1939 to escape the Nazis. She eventually settled in America, raising a family of two boys, Ira and Seymour. Dr. Kleinfeld has prepared an essay regarding Ruth Juras' escape from the Holocaust. You can find it by following this link.

The fund and collection continue to grow. The collection is available to the University of New Haven community, and, via interlibrary loan, to anyone with a valid library card.

Although the books in this collection are in various places throughout the library, depending on the Library of Congress classification number for their specific subject, all can be retrieved in the library online catalog by doing a keyword search for "Ruth Kleinfeld Wolf". Enclose the phrase "ruth kleinfeld wolf" in quotation marks. It doesn't matter whether you use upper or lower case letters. Or, you can use this link to open the library's catalog and have the search conducted automatically.

The item's location in the library, its call number and status are shown in the catalog on the line underneath the title. The status "not charged" means that the book is not charged, - i.e. not checked out, and therefore available to you.

If it is charged, you may be able to place a hold on it by coming to the Circulation Desk, calling (203) 932-7197 or doing this yourself. From the catalog record showing that the item is charged, click on the ‘Request' tab at the top of the screen. Log in using your University of New Haven ID card number, and, from the drop down box, select the option to place a hold, then submit and log out.

The URL icon at the far right hand side indicates a connection to an online resource. Click on any live link for that record. Then look for a ‘Linked Resources' tab that leads to the live link to the web site, text or pdf file. Sometimes this is just a table of contents, other times it is the entire publication.

The library's online catalog is accessible from library's home page.

Any Questions? Come to the Information Desk, call us at (203) 932-7189, or e-mail us.