Yizkor Book Project, July 2012 #scandinavia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


I would like to hope that those of you who attended the IAJGS International
Conference returned home with their genealogy "tank" refilled and eager to
become involved in one of the JewishGen projects - for instance, let's say
the Yizkor Book Project <g> I'm quite sure that those of you who attended
the Yizkor Book Birds of a Feather meeting under the leadership of Jan
Meisels Allen are particularly inspired by her to become involved in our
project. Anyway, if you were or weren't at the conference and would like to
take some part in the Yizkor Book Project in some fashion - translating,
transliterating, coordinating, editing or... I would certainly like hear
from you and discuss what part of the project calls out to you.
Once again, I am pleased to let you know that a further book is now
completely online - "Rabka Four - Instruments of Genocide and Grand Larceny"
that was written by Robin O'Neil, who researches the Holocaust with insights
and skills he acquired in his years as police major crimes investigator at
Scotland Yard. Robin has generously donated a number of his manuscripts and
for those who are yet to be familiar with this unique research, I'm sure you
will find them a real eye-opener.

We are very fortunate to have a long-standing arrangement with Yad Vashem,
Jerusalem, which enables us to receive Excel files of necrologies extracted
from a wide range of Yizkor books. On our side, a team of conscientious
volunteers transliterate these lists into English and allow us to make them
available to the general public. This month, in particular, we've added in a
number of necrologies which come >from books that are not widely available
and are particularly important for researchers and, at the same time, allow
us to immortalize the names of our people who met their death during the
Holocaust. Later on, yet another team of conscientious volunteers led by Max
Heffler, convert these lists into a format which can be uploaded to our
necrology database and the help of all these volunteers is very much
appreciated and allow us this wide range of research options.

Now to facts and figures - as far as the July figures go, during this last
month we have added these 5 new projects:

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and Pochayiv)

- Regierungsbezirk Schwaben (region), Germany (The ordeal of the Jews in
Swabia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/schwaben/schwaben.html

- Satoraljaujhely, Hungary (Vanished Communities in Hungary)

- Secovce, Slovakia (The History of the Jewish community in Secovce)

- Skala Podolskaya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Skala)

Added in 4 new entries:

- Cepeleuti, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00394a.html

- Lyublino, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00361.html

- Telice, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh113.html

- Tuchola, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume VI)

We have continued to update 25 of our existing projects:

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

- Biala Rawska, Poland (Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Biala Rawska)

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

- Czyzew, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)

- Dieveniskes, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)

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

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

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)

- Jaroslaw, Poland (Jaroslaw Book: a Memorial to Our Town)

- Korets, Ukraine (The Korets book; in memory of our community that is no
more) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Korets/Korets.html

- Krivichi, Belarus (Kryvitsh Yizkor Book)

- Leczyca, Poland (Memorial Book of Leczyca)

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

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

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)

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

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

- Sokolka, Poland (Memorial Book of Sokolka)

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

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

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)

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

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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