Belarus SIG #Belarus Yizkor Book Project, July 2015 #belarus

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


As you will see below, the Yizkor Book Project added in quite a few new
projects over the previous month. I would like point out two of these in
particular - the first, a book prepared by Melvyn Conroy on eugenics and how
it relates to the Holocaust - an amazing document and the second book, an
amazing document for different reasons, written by a Holocaust survivor,
Mordechai Lustig >from Novy Sacz, which has been translated and kindly
donated to our project by Bill Liebner.

June 2015, also saw the culmination of 15 years of dedicated work by Suzanne
Scheraga as the book she has coordinated over all those years - the Goniadz
Yizkor book "Our Hometown Goniondz" - has now been completely translated and
appears online. My congratulations go out to Suzanne for pressing on
regardless and seeing her goal achieved, bringing undoubted benefit to those
of you with roots in this community.

And on complete translations - we have kindly received the complete
translation >from Nathen Gabriel of the Ternivka, Ukraine Yizkor Book - "Our
town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and a monument" - which is also now
completely online. With two additional books added to our "completed
projects" list, we now have well over 100 such projects online and,
hopefully, within the next few months a number of other projects will join
this group. Yes, the work goes on with volunteer and paid translators
continuing their important work every month, and through them, we meet our

Finally, for those attending the IAJGS Conference in Jerusalem, I wish you a
rewarding and enjoyable experience and for those who plan to be at the
Yizkor Book Birds of a Feather meeting on Thursday the 9th, I definitely
look forward to meeting up with you.

Now to facts and figures for July.

During this last month we have added in 7 new projects:

- Bardejov, Slovakia (Bardejov remembered)

- Belitsa, Belarus (Book of Belitzah-Bielica)

- Bransk, Poland (Brainsk; Book of Memories)

- Bulgaria (Bulgarian Jewry)

- Less than Human

- Nowy Sacz, Poland (Blood Stained Feathers; The Life Story of a Shoah

- Wieruszow, Poland (Wieruszow; Memorial Book)

We have continued to updated 21 of our existing projects:

- Bobrka, Ukraine (Boiberke Memorial Book)

- Cakovec, Croatia (Holocaust scroll of the holy community of Cakovec)

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)

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

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)

- Korets, Ukraine (The Korets book; in memory of our community that is no

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)

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

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

- Oskar Schindler: Stepping Stone to Life

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)

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

- 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

- Ternivka, Ukraine (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and a

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

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at 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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