Friday, June 7, 2013

Yizkor Book Project: Update

Shalom,

I'm quite sure that you won't be disappointed by the level of activity in the Yizkor Book Project during May and the lists of new and updated projects below bear witness to what has been accomplished over the month.

I would like to note a couple of particular additions amongst the many that took place this month:

- the introductory section from Pinkas Latvia which provides a very detailed background regarding the history of Latvian Jews
- "From the Inferno Back to Life" a memoir in Hebrew and English, relating to Szczuczyn, Poland
- "From Zero to Eighty Years Old" a memoir in Spanish, relating to Ratno, Ukraine
- the completion of the lengthy memorial section from the Bendery (Tighina,
Moldova) Yizkor book
- the Tarnow Translations Fund and we welcome any donation you can make to this important enterprise at


I'd also like to note the following Yizkor book projects that have been published recently, and now join the ever growing list of books that have been printed within our Yizkor Books in Print Project:

- The Maple Tree Behind The Barbed Wire (A Story of Survival from the Czestochowa Ghetto)
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the Jewish Community of Novogrudok, Poland
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the Jewish Community of Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the destroyed Jewish Community of Podhajce, Ukraine
- Yampol Memorial Book

Note that if you are interested in seeing what books have been printed please go to our Yizkor Books in Print page http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html and remember that we objectively aren't able to print books that haven't been fully translated. By-the-way, books have been fully translated are indicated with an asterisk on our Translation Index page http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html If the book you are interested has yet to be fully translated, I would suggest that it might be a good idea to become involved in seeing that it does get translated and I'm here, if you would like to know how.

Finally, on the 2nd of June, the JewishGen Board will be kindly awarding me "Volunteer of the Year" at the JewishGen Spring Brunch in NY. Since I am unable to attend, Gloria Berkenstat Freund has graciously agreed to accept the award in my name. I'd like to thank all the people that have sent me their good wishes and wanted to let you know that I am accepting the award in the name of the many volunteers who I've worked with over the years because I am far from being alone in the endeavors that are carried out in the Yizkor Book Project.


Now to facts and figures for May, during this last month we have added these
4 new projects:

- Glinyany, Ukraine (The community of Glina 1473-1943; its history and

- Ratno, Ukraine (From Zero to Eighty Years Old) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ratno2/ratnos2.html [Spanish]

- Turets, Belarus (Book of Remembrance - Tooretz-Yeremitz) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Turets/Turets.html

- Zamosc, Poland (The rise and fall of Zamosc) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zamosc/zamosc.html


Added in 5 new entries:

- Kamyk, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Cze342.html

- Liptovsky Svaty Mikulas, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in

- Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun358.html

- Rajka, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_hungary/hun507.html

- Stremil'che, Ukraine (Memorial book of Radikhov) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Rad431.html


We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Berezhany, Ukraine (Brzezany Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berezhany/Berezhany.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its District; Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Brzozow, Poland (A Memorial to the Brzozow Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brzozow/brzozow.html

- Burshtyn, Ukraine (Book of Bursztyn)

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Czenstochova - new supplement to the book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa/Czestochowa.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza and its destruction)  http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Dobromil, Poland (Dobromil: life in a Galician Shtetl, 1890-1907) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Dobromil1/Dobromil1.html

- Drogobych, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw, and

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Latvia (Country) (Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities in Latvia & Estonia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pinkas_latvia/pinkas_latvia.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus  (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

- Molchad, Belarus (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Molchadz/Molchadz.html

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radekhov/Radekhov.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Szczebrzeszyn, Poland (The Book of Memory to the Jewish Community of

- Szczuczyn, Poland (From the Inferno Back to Life) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szczuczyn_pol1/Szczuczyn_polh1.html [Hebrew]

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find them. 
-  All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
-  Yizkor Book Translation Funds
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager



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