Yizkor Book Project, January 2012 #bessarabia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


Here we are again, at the end of the month, the activity in which can be
categorized with some endings and also some new beginnings in our Yizkor
Book Project.

As far as endings go, this last month we completely uploaded all the entries
received >from the "Litvak Heritage" series that were generously donated by
Joel Alpert and Josef Rosin. Together with the existing online entries, I
believe we now have a remarkable amount of information on a myriad of
Lithuanian communities but we certainly aren't stopping here and even more
translations are going on for these and other communities, as we "speak".

Amongst the new beginnings that took place this month was the grateful
receipt of the complete translation of two books and, hopefully, they will
be totally online within the next few weeks. The first donation is for the
Csenger, Hungary Yizkor Book which was kindly donated by Stanley and Renee
Fishkind. The second book, in English and Polish, is for a book on Lopuszno,
Poland and was kindly donated by its editors - Marek Maciagowski and Yaacov

Apart >from these, a number of new projects were begun and if you would like
to get involved in any one of the projects listed below or if there is a
project that has been something you have been considering and you don't know
how to begin, please contact me and I'll assist you, however I can.

Another new exciting beginning is the first Yizkor Book translation to come
out as a hard copy through our Yizkor Books in Print Project which is being
led by the untiring and resourceful Joel Alpert and the many volunteers
working with him. The first book is the 'Destruction of Czenstochow' Yizkor
book for Czestochowa, Poland and as soon as it's made available, we will let
you know where it may be purchased.

In the meantime, if you are a coordinator who has a completely translated
Yizkor book, we invite you to contact Joel whose contact information can be
found at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html Of course, if you would
like to be involved in this project in any way, he would also like to hear
from you and you can see what tasks are required on this same page.
The final new beginnings were the addition of the Halmeu, Romania Yizkor
book to our list of Translation Funds and in the near future it will be
joined by the Serock, Poland and Sarny, Ukraine Yizkor Book Projects. Note
that a very positive way of helping to see translations placed online is by
supporting this project or one of the many Translation Funds which have been
set up to bring about the professional translation of the Yizkor books. If
you feel able to support this effort, please go to the Yizkor Book
JewishGen-erosity page:
to learn about the Translation Funds currently underway.

As far as the January figures go, during this last month we have added these
8 new projects:

- Csenger, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Martyrs of Csenger, Porcsalma and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Csenger/Csenger.html

- Debrecen, Hungary (Hundred years of Debrecen Jewry; in memory of the
martyrs of Debrecen and vicinity)

- Huedin, Romania (My memories of Banffy-Hunyadi)

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)

- Lopuszno, Poland (Shtetl Lopuszno - the Memory Survived)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lopuszno/Lopuszno.html [English & Polish]

- Novoseltsy, Ukraine (In memory of Novoselitsa (Bessarabia); its fate
during the Holocaust)

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)

Added in 16 new entries:

- Semezhevo (Shemezeve), Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)

- Sena, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Slovakia)

- Snina, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Slovakia)

- Timkovichi, Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)

- Urechcha (Uretshe), Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)

- Vabalninkas, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)

- Vaiguva, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)

- Vainutas, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)

- Veliuona, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)

- Verkhutina (Verkhutin), Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)

- Vilnius, Lithuania (Lithuanian Jewry (Volume 2))

- Ylakiai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)

- Zapyskis, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)

- Zarenai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)

- Zidikai, Lithuania (Protecting Our Litvak Heritage)

- Zemaiciu Naumiestis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)

We have continued to update 27 of our existing projects:

- Briceva, Moldova (Memorial Book of Brichevo)

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)

- Czyzew, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)

- Dieveniskes, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters >from Dotnuva)

- Dzyarzhynsk (Koidanov), Belarus (Koidanov; Memorial Volume of the Martyrs
of Koidanov) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyarzhynsk/Dzyarzhynsk.html

- Galicia, Poland (Rabka Four - Instruments of Genocide and Grand Larceny)

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)

- Kobryn, Belarus (Kobryn; an overview of Jewish Kobryn)

- Korets, Ukraine (The Korets book; in memory of our community that is no
more) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korets/korets.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)

- Luninyets, Belarus (Memorial book of Luniniec / Kozhanhorodok)

- Luts'k, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Lutsk)

- Ostroh, Ukraine (Ostrog book; a memorial to the Ostrog holy community)

- Ostrolenka, Poland (Book of Kehilat Ostrolenka; Yizkor Book of the Jewish
Community of Ostrolenka)

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)

- Slutsk, Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)

- Smarhon (Smorgon), Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

- Sokolka, Poland (Memorial Book of Sokolka)

- Suwalki, Poland (Jewish community book Suwalk and vicinity)

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tarnogrod/Tarnogrod.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy
to find them.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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