Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Yizkor Book Project, January 2015 #poland #danzig #gdansk #germany

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


Last week, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day was commemorated,
marking 70 years since Auschwitz was liberated of by the Allies. As we grow
further and further away >from the events of the Holocaust, so does our need
grow to save every scrap of memory of the communities and the people that
were taken >from us forever. The Yizkor Book Project mission of disseminating
information on the lost communities freely available has continued in the
past month involving the translation of the original Yiddish and Hebrew
books into English, but not only... You will certainly notice below that
some of the additions and updates this past month are in Hebrew and Polish.
On one hand, Yiddish sections of a number of books have been translated into
Hebrew, making this material accessible to those whose mother tongue is
Hebrew and are less comfortable with English and on the other hand,
translations have been prepared in Polish for the people of Poland who
quite often have little information on the events that took place in their
own country during World War Two and are frequently thirsty for such

Other than that, it was a milestone month for the Yizkor Books in Print
Project with no less than three books becoming available during January.
Congratulations to the volunteers behind this remarkable achievement! The
books are:

- Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and Vicinity
- Dubossary Memorial Book
- The Book of Klobucko; In Memory of a Martyred Community

As time progresses, we are seeing more and more correspondence >from people
interested in obtaining hard copies of the Yizkor Book translations. Whilst
the translations continue to be freely available online in the Yizkor Book
Project, there is a growing interest in seeing the translations in a
concrete, "touchable" format on people's bookshelves. The only thing here is
that in order to reach the publishing stage, we obviously need to complete
the translation of the books beforehand. This generally requires quite a
deal of financial report and, as always, if you feel strongly about seeing
the books translated and are able to assist in any way, your donations would
be very much appreciated and perhaps, in the end, would mean you seeing the
book you supported sitting proudly on your bookshelf at home.

If you wish to learn more about the Yizkor Book in Print Project or how you
can support one of the Yizkor Book Translation projects, please see the
links at the end of this message.

Lastly, I would like to point out a new page which has been added to the YB
Project called Yizkor Book Insights at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybinsights.html . The first of the articles
which appear here have been kindly donated by Shalom Bronstein and Dr. Ida
Selavan Schwarcz and I'm sure you'll find their insights into Yizkor books
particularly enlightening. Hopefully, more of these type of articles will be
added with time.

Now to facts and figures for January.

During this last month we have added in 4 new projects:

- Eisiskes, Lithuania (Ejszyszki, its History and Destruction)

- Kremenets', Ukraine (Memorial Book of Krzemieniec)

- Lyuboml, Ukraine (Yizkor book of Luboml)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lyuboml1/Lyubomlh.html [Hebrew]

- Sosnove, Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ludvipol1/ludvipolh.html [Hebrew]

Added 10 entries:

- Bogdan Voda, Romania (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish
Communities) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/maramures/mar185.html

- Birsana, Romania (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish Communities)

- Nanesti, Romania (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish Communities)

- Oncesti, Romania (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish Communities)

- Poienile Izei, Romania (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish
Communities) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/maramures/mar192b.html

- Salistea de Sus, Romania (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish
Communities) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/maramures/mar178.html

- Slatina, Romania (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish Communities)

- Sieu, Romania (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish Communities)

- Strimatra, Romania (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish
Communities) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/maramures/mar181.html

- Valen, Romania (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish Communities)

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

- Belki, Ukraine (The Bilker Memorial Book)

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)

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

- Czestochowa, Poland (Czenstochov; a new supplement to the book
"Czenstochover Yidn")

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)

- Krosno, Poland (Krosno by the Wislok River)

- Lithuania (Lite) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

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

- Nowy Zmigrod, Poland (Halbow near Nowy Zmigrod)

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozernah.html [Hebrew]

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ryki/rykp000.html [Polish]

- Satoraljaujhely, Hungary (Vanished Communities in Hungary)

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)

- Siedlce, Poland (The Jews in Siedlce 1850-1945)

- Skarzysko-Kamienna, Poland (The Yischor book in memoriam of the Jewish
community of Skarzysko and its surroundings)

- Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)

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

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

- Wlodawa, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Vlodava and region)

- Zdunska Wola, Poland (The Zdunska-Wola Book)

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html 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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