The Books
An accounting of the Brest Yizkor Books and related materials:

At JewishGen
The JewishGen Yizkor Book Translation Project lists these Yizkor Books for Brest:

ref publication original language translated to English view original
#1 Brisk Edicion Aniversario
La Sociedad de Brest y Alrededores
(The Brisk Society), Buenos Aires, 1953
Citation: WorldCat
Yiddish
Brisk 30th Anniversary Edition
not available online
#2 Brisk de Lita: Encyclopedia Shel Galuyot
Brest Litowsk Volume
The Encyclopaedia of the Jewish Diaspora
Jerusalem, 1954-55
Citations: WorldCat NYPL
Hebrew Brest Litowsk Volume: The Encyclopaedia of the Jewish Diaspora
(~1% complete)
at NYPL
#3 Brisk de Lita: Encyclopedia Shel Galuyot
Brest Litowsk Volume
The Encyclopaedia of the Jewish Diaspora
Jerusalem, 1958 
Citations: WorldCat  NYPL
Yiddish Brest Litowsk Volume: The Encyclopaedia of the Jewish Diaspora
(~99% complete)

As of May, 2014, available in hard-copy.
at NYPL
#4 Brest chapter of Pinkas Hakehillot Polin
Volume V, Volhynia - Polesie, pages 226-237
Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 1990
Citation: WordCat
Hebrew Brest chapter of Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland
 

References #2 and #3 refer to two different versions of the same material, the earlier in Hebrew, the later in Yiddish. A summary of the differences:
• The paging is different; Yiddish takes more space
• Some specialized material (for example, a poem) may have been placed in a different order
• The Yiddish edition doesn't have a Names Index
• The Yiddish edition may include additional photos
These differences are visible only in the originals, viewable at NYPL, because the project to translate #2 to English has not been completed.


New York Public Library (NYPL)
NYPL lists these Yizkor Books for Brest:

ref publication original
language
NYPL catalog JewishGen
translation
project
#5 Brest (1954)
(NYPL internal reference:1828)
Hebrew master entry view
#6 Brest Litovsk (1954) 
(NYPL internal reference:1829)
#7 Brisk (1954)
(NYPL internal reference:1830)
#8 Brzesc Litewski (1954)
(NYPL internal reference:1831)
#9 Brzesc nad Bugiem (1954)
(NYPL internal reference:1832 )
#10 Brest (1958)
(NYPL internal reference:1834)
Yiddish master entry view
#11 Brest Litovsk (1958)
(NYPL internal reference:1835)
#12 Brisk (1958)
(NYPL internal reference:2815)
#13 Brzesc Litewski (1958)
(NYPL internal reference:1836)
#14 Brzesc nad Bugiem (1958)
(NYPL internal reference:1833)

NYPL maintains multiple spelling variants of the name Brest as apparently distinct entries. All of these lead to only two master catalog entries and two original documents.

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