Yizkor Book Project, January 2017 #poland #lodz

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


So, a new year begins and with it much ado in the Yizkor Book Project. Once
again, for instance, I am delighted to inform you that yet another two
projects were successfully completed during January and they were:

Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community) and I
wish to send out my appreciation to Jack Ekstein who is President of the
Pabianice Landsmanshaft, Melbourne, Australia. This book, which is a
translation of the original Pabianice Yizkor book, was published by the
landsmanshaft in Melbourne and generously donated to the Yizkor Book Project
to our grateful benefit.

Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book), the complete
translation of which came about through the great support of David Schulman,
allowing this project to become a reality.

Just like a journey, a Yizkor Book project begins with an initial step, and
this last month the first step was taken in arranging the translation of the
Nyasvizh, Belarus Yizkor book by the setting up of a Translations Fund to
this end. These funds provide a convenient way for those interested in
supporting the translation of a particular community book. If you have a
book that you would like see translated, please contact me and I'll explain
the steps in setting up such a Translations Fund. Other than that, if you
would like to do a "mitzvah" by supporting the Nyasvizh Fund or any other of
our Translation Funds, please see the link to the list at the end of this

Many of the entries added this last month came >from the various Pinkasei
Kehillot (Community Encyclopedias) which have unique information about
communities that often don't have their own Yizkor book. If there is a
community you are looking for that you are struggling to find information
about, please contact me and I can check and let you know if there is a
relevant section available and how an English translation can be arranged
for it.

Finally, I am pleased to announce that a new book, which was compiled by
William Leibner, has kindly provided for inclusion on our online "shelves".
The book "Brichah" enlightens us in regards the underground "Brichah"
movement which aided Holocaust survivors to clandestinely leave Europe after
WW2 - a fascinating piece of history.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project over January.

We have added in a new book:

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

We have also added in 8 new entries:

- Bol'shoy Zhelutsk, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka,
New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)

- Charsznica, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and Ksiaz)

- Dolny Kubin, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)

- Luninyets, Belarus (Memorial book of Luniniec / Kozhanhorodok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Luninyets/Luninyetsh.html [Hebrew]

- Piatek, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)

- Plawno, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)

- Praszka, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)

- Velka Ida, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)

We have continued to updated 21 of our existing projects:

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)

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

- Chorzele, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Chorzel)

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

- Dobromil, Ukraine (Memorial book of Dobromil)

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

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

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)

- 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)

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)

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

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)

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

- Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)

- Trakai, Lithuania (Troki)

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial 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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