Yizkor Book Project, August 2015 #ukraine

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


Here I am again letting you know a little of what has gone on in the Yizkor
Book Project over the past month. As always, new books and entries have been
added in and existing projects stride forward with many additional
translations accumulated during the past month.

To begin with, during August two projects were completed online:

Krosno, Poland (Krosno by the Wislok River) and for that we would like to
thank Bill Liebner for his donation of this compilation and to Jane W.
Aronson & Toby Bird for their careful editing of this project.
Strzyzow, Poland (The book of Strzyzow and vicinity) and this came out
thanks to the massive typing up of the book carried out by Genia Hollander &
Helen Rosenstein Wolf which allowed us to place the book online.

At the same time, the Yizkor Book in Print (YBIP) Project continues to
regularly bring out new books and this past month, the book " Pure Soldiers
or Sinister Legion" by Sol Littman has been added to the ever growing list
of published books. For more details of this book and the YBIP Project,
please see the link noted at the end of this message.

As you know, the bulk of the work within the Yizkor Book Project is carried
out by volunteers - translating, editing, typing, indexing, htmling,
scanning and more. The success of our project is definitely to their credit
and I do endeavor to note all of those who take in the Yizkor Book Project
in the volunteer list appearing at: http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ - just
one way of making sure that their contribution and our heartfelt
appreciation of their work is made known to the wider public. The list is
impressive with nearly 600 names, this does emphasize how many people do
make up the YB Project.

Before outlining the details of what was carried out during August, I would
like to take this opportunity wish all of you and your families a Shana Tova
with a hope that the new year will bring happier and more optimistic times
for ourselves and for humanity as a whole.

During this last month we have added in 3 new projects:

- Berehove, Ukraine (The Jews of Berehovo - Beregszasz in pictures)

- Yavoriv, Ukraine (Swastika over Jaworow)

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The City of Zloczow)

and 6 new entries:

- Kaluszyn, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)

- Kiernozia, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)

- Nowe Miasto nad Pilica, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in
Poland) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00156.html

- Rozhishche (Rozyszcze), Ukraine (Rozyszcze, My Old Home)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rozyszcze/Rozyszczeh.html [Hebrew]

- Volchin, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)

- Vysokaye, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)

We have continued to updated 21 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)

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

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)

- Krosno, Poland (Krosno by the Wislok River)

- Lask, Poland (Memorial Book of Lask)

- Less than Human

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)

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

- Nowy Sacz, Poland (Blood Stained Feathers; The Life Story of a Shoah
Survivor) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_sacz2/nowy_sacz2.html

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)

- Ratno, Ukraine (Ratno; Story of a Destroyed Jewish Community)

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)

- Salaj (Region), Romania (Memorial Book of Salaj-Szilagy Jewry)

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)

- Strzyzow, Poland (The book of Strzyzow and vicinity)

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

- Vysotsk, Ukraine (Our Shtetl; Vysotsk memorial book)

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

Shana Tova,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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