Yizkor Book Project, April 2019 #courland #latvia

Lance Ackerfeld
 

Shalom,

Last week, we marked Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Day, in memory of our 6
million family members murdered in the Holocaust. For the many of us
in the Yizkor Book Project, the task of remembering our people, our
annihilated communities is something that we deal with every day of
the year. Making sure that the events and the memories are not lost
in time, is our everyday endeavor.

And as part of our endeavor, I am pleased to let you know that in
April, a further project has been completed. This time it is the
remarkable "Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields" book which provides a
detailed insight on the Jewish agricultural settlements which were
founded in the Kherson region of Ukraine at the beginning of the 19th
century. This unique book was translated entirely by Moshe Kutten, to
whom we are truly indebted. He was greatly assisted by Yocheved
Klausner and Rafael Manory and in their editing of his translations
and we do send out our grateful thanks to them, as well.

Last month, I was contacted by Meir Gover who has provided us with a
link to his book "Jewish Malta Yok" on the almost unknown Jewish
community of Malta. We have added in a link to his book which depicts
the Jewish history of the 3 Maltese Islands together with photographs
of 122 Jewish headstones >from Malta. We do appreciate his sharing this
unique material with us.

Just a word about the projects we run. I am frequently contacted by
people interested in seeing the translation of a book on a particular
community become available. My usual reply to them is that the option
of finding a willing volunteer with sufficient knowledge and skills to
translate a whole book, ranging in size form 300 -1000 pages or more,
is very low. The alternative is to engage a professional translator,
which does mean that the financial burden on financing the translation
of these large volumes is usually too much for an individual person. As
such, I then suggest setting up a dedicated translations fund which can
receive the financial support of other people with interest in the same
community.

In this vein, a number of translation funds have recently been setup for
the communities of:

- Khotyn, Ukraine
- Novohrad-Volyns'kyy (Zvhil), Ukraine
- Sokal, Ukraine

Now, if any of these communities are dear to your heart, or to any of
the other 80 plus translation fund projects (link below) we have
running, please assist us in achieving the goal of making these books
available to a wide audience.

Before letting you know about the updates and additions, I would like
to wish those of us in Israel, a memorable, enjoyable and particularly
happy Independence Day.

Last month we added in 5 new entries:

- Kamyanyets, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume V) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00312.html

- Kolodne, Ukraine (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish
Communities) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/maramures/mar347.html

- Rubel, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume V) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00315.html

- Ruzhany, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume V) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00315b.html

- Rus'ke Pole, Ukraine (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish
Communities) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/maramures/mar314.html

One new book:

- The Mass Migration
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/MassMigration/MassMigration.html


And we have continued to update 19 of our existing projects:

- Braslaw, Belarus (Darkness and desolation)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Braslaw/Braslaw.html

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

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

- Iwye, Belarus (In Memory of the Jewish Community of Iwie)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ivye/ivye.html

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On the Banks of the Vylia; In memory of
the destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Khotyn, Ukraine (The book of the community of Khotin (Bessarabia))
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Khotyn/Khotyn.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and
Pochayiv) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Miskolc, Hungary (The martyrs of Miskolc and vicinity)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miskolc/Miskolc.html

- Przemysl, Poland (Przemysl memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/przemysl/przemysl.html

- Slutsk, Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Slutsk/Slutsk.html

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

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/staszow/staszow.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23
communities) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- The Jacob Rassen Story
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JacobRassen/JacobRassen.html

- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Voronovo)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
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
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Yom Ha'atzmaut Sameach/Happy Israel's Independence Day,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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