BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Yizkor Book Project, January 2018 #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


The Yizkor Book Project definitely began 2018 on the upswing and, as
such, there is quite a great deal to report.

To begin with, we added in three new projects this month:

- The Jacob Rassen Story - Describing this man's journey through the
last years of the Eastern European shtetl to the modern American
world. Kindly donated by his son, Joshua Rassen.

- Children Train - Presented to us by the indefatigable William
Leibner who brings us the story of one of the largest Jewish children
transport >from liberated Poland to France.

- History of the Zalaegerszeg Jewry >from their Settlement to the
Present - We have been presented by Yad Vashem of some 1,300 names
extracted >from this book of Jews >from this region in Hungary, deported
to the Zalaegerszeg Ghetto in 1944

In addition to these, Meir G. Gover has kindly provided us with a
download link the book "Ordinary Jews", covering the massacre in 1942
of the Lomazy Jews. The link to this book can be found under Lomazy in
our Translations Index - see link below.

We continued to update existing projects with newly translated
material and amongst these updates last month, is the necrology coming
from the Gniewashow, Poland Yizkor book with some 1,200 names of
Jewish martyrs. This list was prepared by yet another, tireless
volunteer - Rabbi Shalom Bronstein and we are truly indebted to his
dedication in preparing these disturbing, but at the same time,
uniquely important necrologies.

I am also pleased to inform you that the Yizkor Book in Print Project
provided us with another gem during January - the book "Book of
Gostynin, Poland" which will be welcomed by all of you with
connections to this community. For a full listing of the 65 books we
now have available, suggest you click on the YBIP link provided at the
end of this report. And as we say in Hebrew - "Kol Hakavod" to the
YBIP team for continuing to make these carefully prepared volumes
available to us.

Last month, a Ostrowiec Translations Fund was set up to lead the way
into translating its Yizkor book, which contains an impressive list of
articles on this community - its people and its culture. The material
in Hebrew and Yiddish is just waiting to be translated and made
available to the English reader with connections to thus community. If
you are able to financially support this or any other project we have
running, suggest you visit the JewishGen-erosity page whose link
appears at the end of this report.

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

We have in 3 new books:

- Children Train

- The Jacob Rassen Story

- Zalaegerszeg, Hungary (History of the Zalaegerszeg Jewry >from their
Settlement to the Present )

and added in 3 new entries:

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

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

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

And we have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

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

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

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,

- Gniewashow, Poland (Memorial Book Gniewashow)

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)

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

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

- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik)

- Nyasvizh, Belarus (The Nesvizh Yizkor Book)

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrowiec; a monument on the ruins
of an annihilated Jewish community)

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk - Memorial book of the Martyrs of Szumsk)

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)

- Vishnevets, Ukraine (Memorial book to the martyrs of Vishnevets who
perished in the Nazi Holocaust)

- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of

- We want to live

- Wierzbnik, Poland (Wierzbnik-Starachowitz; a memorial book)

- 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 online.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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