Yizkor Book Project, August 2012 #scandinavia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


August has whizzed past but not without quite a lot to show,
Yizkor-Book-Project-wise. Quite a few new books have been added and we're
now talking on just over 700 books that appear in the Yizkor Book Project
with varying quantities of online translations within them.

Which reminds me - quite often I receive queries about why a particular
project has only a few translations and am also asked if there is a
subscription needed in order to see the full translation. Well the story is
that all the translations available online are the result of the hard work
of many people who just haven't managed to get to all the pages in all the
700 original books, which do include more than 200,000 pages of text. We
don't ask for money to see the translations - our aim is to make them freely
available to as many people as possible and if your community has only a few
pages translations online, the way to improve this situation is to get
involved in its translation project. If you would like to know how to do
this, either contact the coordinator on the main page of the particular
project or myself and we'd be happy to explain and elaborate.

August also saw additional entries about Bessarabia >from the Pinkas Romania
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania) being added to the project,
thanks to the initiative of Yefim Kogan. The Pinkasim series, by-the-way,
cover many communities, large and small which often are not to be found in
other Yizkor Books and so they are an important source for researchers. If
you are looking for a small community and haven't been able to find
information on it, this is the series to look at and if you need help with
this, just let me know.

Now to facts and figures - as far as the August figures go, during this last
month we have added these 7 new projects:

- Jozefow, Poland (Memorial book to the community of Jozefow and its
martyrs) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jozefow/Jozefow.html

- Kostopil, Ukraine (Kostopol; the life and death of a community)

- Mateszalka, Hungary (Jews in Mateszalka)

- Michalovce, Slovakia (The Book of Michalovce)

- Rakospalota, Hungary (History of the Rakospalota community)

- Tirgu Lapus, Romania (A golden album: Childhood memories, four generations
of the community of Targu-Lapus and vicinity)

- Wloclawek, Poland (Wloclawek and vicinity; memorial book)

Added in 7 new entries:

- Alexandreni, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania,
Volume II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00334.html

- Artsyz, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume II)

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Romania, Volume II)

- Cimislia, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00393.html

- Izmayil, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00331.html

- Pirlita, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00388.html

- Vadul-Rascov, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania,
Volume II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00350.html

We have continued to update 26 of our existing projects:

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

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

- Dzyarzhynsk (Koidanov), Belarus (Koidanov; Memorial Volume of the Martyrs
of Koidanov) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyarzhynsk/Dzyarzhynsk.html

- 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)

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)

- Gorokhov, Ukraine (Horchiv Memorial Book)

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Katowice/Katowice.html

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

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

- Krivichi, Belarus (Kryvitsh Yizkor Book)

- Lipcani, Moldova (The community of Lipkany; memorial book)

- 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)

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)

- Rzeszow, Poland (Rzeszow community; memorial book)

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

- 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

- Zwolen, Poland (Zwolen Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/

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.

Since the High Holidays are just round the corner, I would like to wish all
of you and your families the sweetest New Year - a new year of excellent
health, dreamed of peace and nice-to-have prosperity.

Shana Tova,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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