We are delighted to report that October 2003 was a spectacular month.
We added 4 new books, 19 new entries, and 11 updates. Special thanks
are extended to our donors who submitted their translations to us,
showing their faith in the Yizkor Book Project's mission of
disseminating information about the Holocaust and destroyed Jewish
communities by unlocking the valuable information contained in yizkor
books so that genealogists and others can learn more about their
Recognition is due to two individuals in particular who have taken it
upon themselves to donate translated chapters >from the Hungarian and
Latvian volumes of the Pinkas HaKehillot, proving that one individual
can make a real difference. So far we have online 18 chapters >from
the Hungarian volume submitted by Francine Shapiro and 5 >from the
Latvian volume submitted by Betsy Thal Gephart.
All translations can be accessed >from the index page at
-18 entries >from the Pinkas HaKehillot, Hungary, submitted by Francine Shapiro.
These translations can be found by scrolling through Regions: Hungary
or by scrolling through the alphabetized list under Communities,
where these new entries are flagged.
-1 entry >from Pinkas HaKehillot Latvia & Estonia. All the translated
chapters >from this volume have been donated by Betsy Thal Gephart.
-Yalkut Wolyn, Volin region, Ukraine
-Yanow (Ivanovo), Belarus
I can never thank our volunteers enough who continue to work so hard
for the Yizkor Book Project, particularly Lance Ackerfeld, Max
Heffler, Mike Kalt, and Osnat Ramaty.
Regards to all our readers. We hope that you will continue to submit
translations of yizkor books to our Project and that you will check
at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ for additional resources
provided by the Project.
JewishGen Yizkor Book Project Manager