Project Update: Yizkor Book Project


So what would you like to hear about first in regards the Yizkor Book
Project in November - the good news or the good news?<g>

Well, the first piece of good (excellent) news is that during November the
Yizkor Books in Print Project sold it it's one thousandth book! This is
definitely a remarkable achievement and my warmest congratulations go out to
Joel Alpert and his merry band of volunteers who have made this milestone
Apart from the encouraging sales and feedback we continue to receive
regarding this project, new titles are constantly being added and just
today, the Josef Rosin memoir "My Journey to Freedom: Kybartai to Haifa" has
now been made available for purchase. Details of this and the other books
and this project, in general, can be found at:

Next piece of good news is that the complete translation of the Molchad,
Belarus Yizkor book (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community) is now
online. This could have never come about but for the never-ending diligence
and determination of Myrna Siegel who has been and continues to be the
guiding light behind this project.

Whilst I could keep going on endlessly about these pieces of good news, I
would just like to note just another two. During this last month we greatly
received a set of two very interesting memoirs presented by Renate Krakauer
and these are now available online in the "Miscellaneous" of our
Translations Index at The
other piece of good news was provided by Judy Petersen who has painstakingly
transliterated the most useful family name index for the Pinkas Hungary
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary) volume and this, as well, is
now available online.

Now to facts and figures for November, during this last month we have added
3 new projects:

- Karczew, Poland (Memorial book of Otvotsk and Kartshev)

- Two Memoirs   (Memories From the Abyss) (But I Had a Happy Childhood)

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)

Added in 3 new entries:

- Briceni, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume

- Dolni Kralovice, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of
Bohemia in the past and present)

- Potok Gorny, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish

We have continued to update 25 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)

- Briceva, Moldova (Memorial Book of Brichevo)

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)

- Dieveniskes, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)

- Dynow, Poland (The Memorial Book of Jewish Dinov)

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)

- Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)

- 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)

- Lesko, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik and

- Melnitsa, Ukraine (Melnitsah: in Memory of the Jewish Community)

- Molchad, Belarus (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community)

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland  (Ostrowiec; a monument on the ruins of an
annihilated Jewish community)

- Rudky, Ukraine (Rudki memorial book; of the Jews of Rudki and vicinity)

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk, memorial book of the martyrs of Szumsk)

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)

- Szrensk, Poland (The Jewish community of Szrensk and the vicinity; a
memorial volume)

- Topolcany, Slovakia  (The story and source of the Jewish community of

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)

- Vidzy, Belarus (Widze memorial book)

- Yavoriv, Ukraine (Monument to the community of Jaworow and the surrounding

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at to make it easy to find
-  All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
-  Yizkor Book Translation Funds
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go

Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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