Yizkor Book Project, February 2016 #latvia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


If I do say myself, I think we at the Yizkor Book Project kind of
exaggerated in the over February, leap year or not. As you'll certainly
see by some of the details below, lots and lots happened over this past

For a start, a further two new books were added to the exponentially
growing list of Yizkor Books published by the Yizkor Books in Print
Project and they are:

- Siedlce, Poland "The Jews in Siedlce -- 1850-1945" by Edward Kopowka
- Krosno, Poland "Krosno by the Wislok River" by William Leibner

I would like to send out a warm thank you to all those people involved
in seeing these books become a reality. Please see the link at the end
of this report for details of the purchase of these particular books or
any other of the books we have available.

Another notable addition in February was part of a Polish translation
of the Hebrew section >from the Sokolka, Poland Yizkor book, translated
and donated by Waldemar Daszuta. Our main goal in the YB Project is to
make the important information the Yizkor books contain available to a
wide-as-possible audience and providing the text in Polish is definitely
part of striving for this goal and so we do thank Waldemar for his
voluntary translation of the text.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to send a special thank
you to Susan Dressler, Genia Hollander & Helen Rosenstein Wolf. The bulk
of the Yizkor books are written in either Hebrew or Yiddish but, here
and there, they do contain some English sections and these three
dedicated volunteers have done an amazing job of typing up many of these
sections and this allowing us to display them online. For the effort and
time they put into this, they do deserve our deep appreciation.

And now for the changes and additions that were carried out in the Yizkor
Book Project over February.

During this last month we have added in three new entries:

- Dusetos, Lithuania (Lithuania - Volume 1)

- Sokolka, Poland (Memorial Book of Sokolka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sokolka/sokolkap.html [Polish]

- Tovste, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)

We have continued to updated 33 of our existing projects:

- Bender, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the
Jewish community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)

- Golshany (Olshan), Belarus (The Life and Destruction of Olshan)

- Gorlice, Poland (Gorlice book; the community at rise and fall)

- Ivanava, Belarus (Yanow near Pinsk; memorial book)

- Kamyanets Podilskyy, Ukraine (Kamenets-Podolsk and its surroundings)

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)

- Lancut, Poland (Lancut; the life and destruction of a Jewish community)

- Marijampole, Lithuania (Marijampole on the river Shewshupe)

- Miechow, Charsznica & Ksiaz, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica
and Ksiaz) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Miechow.html

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)

- Nowy Sacz, Poland (Blood Stained Feathers; The Life Story of a Shoah
Survivor) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_sacz2/nowy_sacz2.html

- Oleksandriya, Ukraine (Memorial book of the community of Aleksandria
(Wolyn)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Aleksandriya/Aleksandriya.html

- Opoczno, Poland (The Book of Opoczno: memorial for the community that
was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/opoczno/opoczno.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozernah.html [Hebrew]

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)

- Przemysl, Ukraine (Przemysl memorial book)

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

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

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

- Sobrance, Slovakia (The Unlikely Hero of Sobrance)

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

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the
Jewish community)

- Vysotsk, Ukraine (Our Shtetl; Vysotsk memorial book)

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)

- Zabrze, Poland (Zabrze Yizkor Book)

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

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]

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

Happy Purim,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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