Logan J. Kleinwaks
Our moderator, Elsebeth Paikin, has posted an update on Yizkor
Book Projects >from Joyce Field, JewishGen VP of Data Acquisition.
You might naturally wonder when you will see Danzig listed in
such an update.
There is no yizkor book, in the usual sense of the term, for
Danzig. However, there are works by separate authors describing
Danzig during the Holocaust era, and describing its earlier
Jewish history (a subject usually included in yizkor books).
You can find these at
Of note are three items, for which we have received permission
and JewishGen has approved for us to prepare translations and
place them online:
1) The chapter "Gdansk" in Yad Vashem's Pinkas HaKehillot Polin,
v. VI. A translator has already volunteered to translate this
from Hebrew to English.2) "Zur Geshichte der Juden in Danzig," apparently the first
published history of Danzig Jewry, >from 1857! We are looking
for volunteers to translate this >from German to English.
I have a .PDF file of the article ready to send.
3) "Aus Danzig," a report >from Danzig during the Napoleonic
era (1808), published in year two of Sulamith, the first
German-language Jewish magazine. We are also looking for
volunteers to translate this >from German to English, and
I have a .PDF ready to send.
Information about JewishGen-approved Danzig projects can
always be found at
In the future, there will, hopefully, be projects aimed
at producing databases of genealogical information >from
Danzig. We will need volunteers for such projects, too.
If you would like to volunteer for any approved projects,
or if you would like to help examine important genealogical
documents >from Danzig that are kept in Jerusalem, please
Thanks very much and best regards,
Coordinator, JewishGen Danzig/Gdansk SIG
near Washington, D.C.