Yizkor Book Project, May 2015 #rabbinic


Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

I won't be making an unheard of fact in saying that if you put in effort,
time and persist to realize a particular goal, in the end there's a good
chance that you'll achieve it. The reason that I bring this up is that in
the past month the Yizkor books in Print (YBIP) Project saw the publishing
of the "Memorial Book of the Molchad (Maytchet) Jewish Community", the
translation of which was coordinated by Myrna Siegel over many years.
Several months ago we saw the completion of the translation through the
effort, time and persistence Myrna put into this project and she must be
admired for seeing the project to its successful culmination and enabling us
to make this book available to all of the people with roots in Molchad
(Maytchet).

Other news this past month is that we were presented with the "The Mahler
Family" book to be placed online with the published version also available
through our YBIP Project - see: http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html .
The book was authored by Dr. Robin O'Neil who is a former police major
crimes investigator. Through his particular background in criminal
investigation, he has extensively researched the Nazi war crimes and we have
been fortunate in that he has generously donated quite a number of his books
to the Yizkor Book Project over the years and which make extremely
enlightening reading.

The Yizkor Book Project continues each month to add in new projects and
build on the projects that have been setup previously and we will continue
to do so as long as we have your support. The Yizkor Book Project exists due
to generous donors and the untiring assistance of many volunteers. If you
feel able to assist in any field related to the project as a volunteer,
please feel free to contact me. We are currently on the lookout for
volunteer editors who are capable of proofreading prepared translations but
doesn't necessitate knowing Hebrew or Yiddish. If you are able to assist in
this field, I'd certainly be pleased to hear >from you.

Now to facts and figures for May.

During this last month we have added in 5 new projects:

- Bacau, Romania (The community of Bacau)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bacau1/Bacau1.html

- Cakovec, Croatia (Holocaust scroll of the holy community of Cakovec)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Cakovec/Cakovec.html

- Esslingen, Germany (Jewish Life in Esslingen)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Esslingen/Esslingen.html

- The Mahler Family http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/mahler/mahler.html

- Vysotsk, Ukraine (Our Shtetl; Vysotsk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysotsk1/vysotsk1.html

We have added in 3 new entries:

- Olchowiec, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Tarnogrod/Tar528.html

- Stopnica, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol7_00343.html

- Szczucin, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol3_00365.html

We have continued to updated 16 of our existing projects:

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the Jewish
community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Cluj-Napoca, Romania (Memorial volume for the Jews of Cluj-Kolozsvar)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Cluj-Napoca/Cluj-Napoca.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/jadow/jadow.html

- Krosno, Poland (Krosno by the Wislok River)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Krosno/Krosno.html

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

- Siedlce, Poland (The Jews in Siedlce 1850-1945)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Siedlce3/Siedlce3.html

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

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stryj2/stryj2.html

- Strzyzow, Poland (The book of Strzyzow and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Strzyzow/Strzyzow.html

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

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

- Telenesti, Moldova (Yizkor Book of the Jews of Teleneshty of Bessarabia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/teleneshty/teleneshty.html

- Velyki Mosty, Ukraine (Mosty-Wielkie Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Velyki_Mosty/Velyki_Mosty.html

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
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com

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