Belarus SIG #Belarus Yizkor Book Project, July 2013 #belarus



With the Boston IAJGS conference just around the corner, I am quite
certain that this month's Yizkor Book Project report finds many of you
making your final preparations before the big event. Unfortunately, I
am unable to be there but, very fortunately for those that will, once
again Jan Meisels Allen has graciously agreed to the Yizkor Book Birds
of a Feather meeting and this is an open invitation to attend.

During July, a further two books have been published through our Yizkor
Books in Print Project:

- Jaslo, Poland - Yizkor (Memorial) Book of the Jewish Community of
Jaslo, Poland
- Telekhany, Belarus - The Telekhan Yizkor Book

With these new additions, we have now published 18 books and you can see
the full list of these books and read all about the project at We continue to be amazed by the
very positive response to this project which we set up as a public service
to those interested in seeing these translations as something that they
can hold in their hands and share with their family.

I am also pleased to note that during July, we finished placing the
complete and substantial English sections >from the Brzozow and Dobromil
Yizkor books which were kindly typed up by Helen Rosenstein Wolf and Susan
Dressler, respectively. As I always note, there are many aspects of the
Yizkor Book Project in which we gladly welcome volunteer assistance and
typing up is just one of these. So if you would like to become involved in
the YB Project in some way, I would be happy to hear >from you.

Now to facts and figures for July, during this last month we have added
these 3 new projects:

- Capresti, Moldova (Collection of criticism and reviews of the book
'Our Village Kapresht')

- Krasnobrod, Poland (Krasnobrod; a Memorial to the Jewish community)

- Turobin, Poland (The Turobin book; in memory of the Jewish community)

Added in 5 new entries:

- Calarasi, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume

- Capresti, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume

- Dumbraveni, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume

- Marculesti, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume

- Orhei, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume II)

We have continued to update 25 of our existing projects:

- Babruysk, Belarus (Memorial book of the community of Bobruisk and its

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bedzin)

- Briceva, Moldova (Memorial Book of Brichevo)

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)

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

- Byten, Belarus (Memorial book of Byten)

- Czyzew, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)

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

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

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed)

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)

- Lukow, Poland (The book of Lukow; dedicated to a destroyed community)

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

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

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)

- Rakow, Belarus (Rakow Community Memorial Book)

- Ratno, Ukraine (Memorial book of Ratno)

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)

- Strzemieszyce Wielkie, Poland (The Book of Strzemieszyce)

- Szczebrzeszyn, Poland (The Book of Memory to the Jewish Community of

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at to make it easy to
find them.
- 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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