Yizkor Book Project, April 2013 #dna

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


Simply amazing! These are the words that come to mind in regards the Yizkor
Book in Print Project coordinated by Joel Alpert which is presently
celebrating its second year of existence. There are now, no less than 14
books available to be purchased and in the very near future, a further two
new books will be added:

- Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the destroyed Jewish Community of Podhajce,
- Yampol Memorial Book

My sincere thanks go out to Joel and his team for this incredible
achievement in this project thus far and look forward to seeing their next

So popular is this project that we receive requests for books that have yet
to be translated which is, you'll agree, "slightly" problematic. <g> So, if
the community book you are interested in seeing printed has yet to be fully
translated, we welcome your involvement in helping to see this goal reached
and if you are interested, please feel free to contact me. We presently have
over 70 books fully translated but we also have a further 600+ book projects
in various stages of progress, so that we do have our work set out for us.

I would also like to note in this report, the great contribution of Osnat
Hazan and her team in preparing data for our Yizkor Book Main Index
database. The idea behind this database is the establishment of a searchable
database of all the people appearing in the various Yizkor Books. As you can
imagine, preparing such a database requires a great deal of dedication and
patience to go through the translations and index the proper names within
them. I understand the database will presently hold a total of 85,000
records which is a very commendable achievement and, of course, the work to
add more and more names goes on.

In general, I would like personally shake hands and thank all those many
people involved in the Yizkor Book Project whose contributions are so
important. Since I don't think I'll be able to visit you to shake all your
hands, I have continued to update the long credit list of over 400
volunteers who make the YB Project what is. This list is viewable at

Now to facts and figures for April, during this last month we have added
these 2 new projects:

- Dobromil, Poland (Dobromil: life in a Galician Shtetl, 1890-1907)

- Hoshcha, Ukraine (The book of Hosht - in memoriam)

Added in 6 new entries:

- Bakalarzewo, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)

- Benesov, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the
past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh026.html

- Dunajska Streda, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)

- Filipow, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)

- Ribnita, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume I)

- Vertiujeni, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume
II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00351a.html

We have continued to update 21 of our existing projects:

- Brzozow, Poland (A Memorial to the Brzozow Community)

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the Jewish
community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)

- Falenica, Poland (Falenica Book)

- Garwolin, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garp000.html [Polish & English]

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)

- Grojec, Poland (Grizer Scroll)

- 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

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

- Lyakhavichy, Belarus (Memorial book of Lachowicze)

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)

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

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)

- Szczebrzeszyn, Poland (The Book of Memory to the Jewish Community of
Shebreshin) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szczebrzeszyn/Szczebrzeszyn.html

- Szczuczyn, Poland (>from the Inferno Back to Life)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szczuczyn_pol1/Szczuczyn_polh1.html [Hebrew]

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

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)

- Tuchin, Ukraine (Tuczin-Kripa, Wolyn; in Memory of the Jewish Community)

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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