Yizkor Book Project, May 2013 #latvia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


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,
- 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,
- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the destroyed Jewish Community of Podhajce,
- 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
destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Glinyany4/Glinyany4.html

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

- Turets, Belarus (Book of Remembrance - Tooretz-Yeremitz)

- Zamosc, Poland (The rise and fall of Zamosc)

Added in 5 new entries:

- Kamyk, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

- Liptovsky Svaty Mikulas, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Slovakia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo302.html

- Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)

- Rajka, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)

- Stremil'che, Ukraine (Memorial book of Radikhov)

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Berezhany, Ukraine (Brzezany Memorial Book)

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)

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

- Brzozow, Poland (A Memorial to the Brzozow Community)

- Burshtyn, Ukraine (Book of Bursztyn)

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)

- Czestochowa, Poland (Czenstochova - new supplement to the book)

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

- 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)

- Drogobych, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw, and
surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Drohobycz/Drogobych.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- 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)

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)

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

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)

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

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)

- Szczebrzeszyn, Poland (The Book of Memory to the Jewish Community of
Shebreshin) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szczebrzeszyn/Szczebrzeszyn.html

- 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)

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
- 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

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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