Yizkor Book Project, June 2012 #scandinavia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


As our ultimate aim in the Yizkor Book Project is to see complete
translations of books online, it's particularly gratifying when we do reach
this goal and, in this past month, we managed to achieve it twice. The first
project was the Csenger, Hungary Yizkor book (Memorial Book of the Martyrs
of Csenger, Porcsalma and Vicinity) whose translation was gratefully donated
by Renee and Stan Fishkind, and the second was the Gorodets, Belarus Yizkor
book (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942) which was translated in its
entirety by Hannah Kadmon and Eugene Sucov and my high praise goes out to
all these people for seeing these projects to their successful completion.

This means that we now have just over 80 projects that are complete books
and there are many others now that are close to completion, with yet many
others for which the road ahead to reach this goal is long and winding. Of
course, reaching this goal requires many, many hours of volunteer and
professional work but actually achieving this is very, very gratifying and
will provide a fountain of knowledge to so many. These days we are also
offering the option to print hardcopies of the completed translations,
something which has proven to be very popular and we're very encouraged by
the positive response received, so far, to these carefully prepared and
presented volumes. If you wish to learn more about the YBIP (Yizkor Books in
Print) Project, you are welcome to visit

Over the last month or so, a number of new Translation Fund projects have
been set up to enable people to help some of the Yizkor Book projects along
financially. The projects recently added were for the following books:

- Dumbraveni, Moldova (There once was a town - a descriptive monograph of
the town of Dombroven)
- Glinyany, Ukraine (In the Diaspora and in the Homeland)
- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)

If you would like to know more about these projects or any of the others
that are currently running, you are invited to visit the JewishGen-erosity
page at

Finally, I would assume that this report finds many of you preparing for
their trip to the 32nd IAJGS International Conference. Unfortunately, I will
not be there but Jan Meisels Allen has kindly agreed to lead the Yizkor Book
Birds of a Feather meeting and hope as many of you will take part and be
enriched by Jan's wide knowledge in this field. Other than that, I do wish
all of the participants in the conference a very fruitful and rewarding

Now to facts and figures As far as the June figures go, during this last
month we have added these 4 new projects:

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)

- Bonyhad, Hungary (Bonyhad: a destroyed community; the Jews of Bonyhad,
Hungary) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bonyhad/Bonyhad.html

- Gyor, Hungary (Victims of Fascism in Gyor and Environs 1944-45)

- Hajduboszormeny, Hungary (Out of the depth)

Added in 6 new entries:

- Causeni, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00394.html

- Kupiskis, Lithuania (Jewish Cities, Towns and Villages in Lithuania until
1918) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/yidishe_shtet/yid453.html

- Snyatyn, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume II)

- Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Slovakia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo405.html

- Tarutyne, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00357.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00359.html

We have continued to update 30 of our existing projects:

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bedzin)

- Berezhany, Ukraine (Brzezany Memorial Book)

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

- Debica, Poland (The Book of Dembitz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/debica/demp000.html [Polish]

- Disna, Belarus (Disna; memorial book of the community)

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters >from Dotnuva)

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

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

- Gargzdai, Lithuania (Gorzd book; A memorial to the Jewish community of
Gorzd) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Gargzdai/Gargzdai.html

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

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

- Halmeu, Romania (In memory of the communities of Halmin-Turcz and
vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Halmeu/Halmeu.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)

- Kurow, Poland (Yiskor book in memoriam of our hometown Kurow)

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

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs of
our City)

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

- Nowy Sacz, Poland (Sandzer Memorial Journal)

- Oradea, Romania (A city and yesterday; memorial book to the Jews of
Grosswardein) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/oradea/oradea.html

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

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of
Pshaytsh) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Przedecz/Przedecz.html

- Rava-Ruska, Ukraine (Rawa Ruska Memorial Book)

- Rubiezewicze, Belarus (Rubiezewicze, Derevna and surroundings)

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)

- Sokolka, Poland (Memorial Book of Sokolka)

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/staszowh.html [Hebrew]

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)

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