Yizkor Book Project, April 2017 #dna

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


As Israel recently celebrated its 69th year, it's significant to note that
one of the articles added this past month to the Yizkor Book Project was by
David Ben Gurion, Israel's first Prime Minister. The article provides his
youthful recollections of his hometown of Plonsk, Poland and events in this
community relating to the establishment of the Jewish State.

In what has almost become a regular monthly event, once again, I am pleased
to announce the completion of a further two Yizkor Book projects. The first
being the Rokiskis (Lithuania) book "Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs"
which owes its success to the untiring dedication of Tim Baker over many
years. Our grateful thanks go out to him for carrying this important project
through to its successful completion.

The other project that was completed this past month is "Bricha" (Escape)
which is yet another compilation by William Leibner who continues to provide
the Yizkor Book Project with a myriad of his works relating to the Holocaust
and the destroyed Jewish communities. His important contribution to the YB
Project is very much appreciated and I should point out that one of the new
entries added in April comes >from a new compilation of his, which includes
information on a number of communities in the Novyy Yarychiv (Ukraine)

Another new addition this past month comes >from Mike Jackoboice who kindly
donated a report that he prepared on the Jakobowicz name. The report
obviously has particular interest to those of you with connections to this
surname, but also has relevance to the community of Kalisz (Poland) and the
Holocaust in general, and is worth reading.

Finally, we recently set up a Wolomin Translations Fund in order to raise
money for the professional translation of the "Volomin; a memorial to the
Jewish community of Volomin" book. For those of you with roots in this
community, you are invited to support this important project listed on our
JewishGen-erosity Translation Funds page
where you'll also find around 80 other projects calmly waiting for your
monetary support.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project in April.

We have added in 5 new entries:

- Didyliv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Jewish communities of Dziedzilow,
Winniki, Barszczowice, Pidelisek, Pidbaritz, Kukizov, Old Jarczow,
Pekalowice, Kamenopole & Nowy Jarczow)

- Stanislavchyk, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)

- Stara Sil', Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)

- Staryy Sambor, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)

- Tolscva, Hungary (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary)

Added in 3 new books:

- Halle, Germany (300 years of Jews in Halle: Life, deeds, suffering)

- Jakobowicz (Jakobowicz, Jakubowicz) Surname Variants in Holocaust Records

- Witten, Germany ("... One cannot forget this" Jewesses and Jews of Witten
under National Socialism) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/witten/witten.html

And we have continued to update 20 of our existing projects:

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)

- Il'ya, Belarus (The Community of Il'ya; Chapters of Life and Destruction)

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)

- Lithuania (Lite) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)

- Plonsk, Poland (Memorial book of Plonsk and vicinity)

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

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

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

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)

- 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

- Telsiai, Lithuania (Telsiai Book)

- Tovste, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tluste)

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]

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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