Yizkor Book Project, February 2014 #southafrica

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


Although February is a notoriously short month, I was pleased to see great
progress made in a number of aspects of the Yizkor Book Project.

To begin with, I am pleased to inform you that during the last month, a
further project joined the ranks of fully completed translations. This time
we saw the culmination of the Grajewo project and I would like to thank the
coordinators, Shelly Levin and Evelyn Fine, for their caring and dedication
in leading this project through its successful completion. On the horizon,
there are a number of other projects that are close to the end and suggest
you follow coming reports for similar announcements.

February also saw the addition of 3 new Translation Funds which have been
set up to allow people interested in financially supporting the professional
translation of the following Yizkor books.

- Ostrów Mazowiecka, Poland
- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine
- Telsiai (Telz), Lithuania

If you are able to support any of these projects or any of the 75 listed
Translation funds listed here:


you would be doing something very practical and important to allow us to
make these books and the treasures they contain, available to researchers
worldwide and keep the memories of these communities alive.

Lastly, I would like to note our Yizkor Book in Print Project which recently
added a further volume to its continually growing library of English
translations of our Yizkor book projects.

- Shards of Memory: Messages >from the Lost Shtetl of Antopol, Belarus -
Translation of the Yizkor (Memorial) Book of the Jewish Community of Antopol

In addition, the following book will be available for purchase in the
nearest future:

- Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Lyubcha and Delyatichi - Translation of Lubtch
ve-Delatitch; Sefer Zikaron

As I've noted before, I quite often receive queries regarding available
books and for those of you who are interested, a full list of the published
books appears at: http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html

Now to facts and figures for February.

During this last month we have added in 4 new projects:

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)

- Lyuboml, Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish community)

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.html

We have continued to update 25 of our existing projects:

- Bessarabia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania - Volume II)

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Czyzew, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

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

- Dubasari, Moldova (Dubossary Memorial Book)

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)

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

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)

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

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk, memorial book of the martyrs of Szumsk)

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

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)

- Suchowola, Poland (Suchovola Memorial Library of Jewish Communities)

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.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
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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