Yizkor Book Project, August 2017 #usa

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


As always, in that relatively short period of time called a month,
quite a great deal has transpired in the Yizkor Book Project.

To begin with, a considerable number of new Translations Funds were
recently set up for the following projects:

- Brzesko, Poland (Memorial book of Briegel-Brzesko and vicinity)
- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno, Wolyn)
- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik)
- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Voronovo)
- Wislica, Poland (Memorial book of Wislica; the Wislich yizkor book)
- Zakroczym, Poland (My Zakroczym)

For all these projects, the project coordinators for them have
realized that in order to accomplish the professional translation of
the book, the best idea would be to set up a dedicated fund. The idea
of these funds involves relies on the financial support for the
researchers of these particular communities - who join together to see
the translation of these books available to everyone. If any of the
above are "your" communities and you have yet to donate to the
relevant fund, please go to the JewishGen-erosity page, whose link
appears at the end of this message to carry out the donation.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Avraham Groll,
JewishGen Director, and Rebecca Schaeffer, his assistant, their much
appreciated assistance in taking care of the logistics involved around
these funds, helping us to go forward with the projects in a timely

Over and above financial support for the projects, we do have a
dedicated and, frankly, amazing band of volunteers who help the Yizkor
Book Project make significant progress each and every month. Still, we
are always on the lookout for more volunteers able to devote as much
time as they feel comfortable with, to assist in translating and
editing. In particular, we are currently looking for people who can
read Hebrew or Yiddish and have a background in editing to assist us
in this field - if this describes yourself, I would love to hear from

Other than that, our Yizkor Books in Print project continues to
regularly roll out new books, the last being "God's Sabbatical Years"
- the memoirs of Holocaust survivor, Alan Weiler, as related by
author, Peter Harris. Thanks go out to Joel Alpert and his team for
the considerable time, thought and energy which was invested in the
publishing this book and all the other books made available by the
YBIP Project over the last few years.

As the High Holidays are just around the corner, I would like to wish
all of you a Shana Tova U'Metuka - a sweet New Year. Wishing you a
year of happiness and good health and realizations of all your dreams.
At this time, I would also like to wish our dear friends in Houston an
early return to normality so that they can join us in happily
welcoming in this new year.

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

We have added in a new book:

- Brzesko, Poland (Memorial book of Briegel-Brzesko and vicinity)

And added in a new entry:

- Dolny Stal, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)

And we have continued to update 27 of our existing projects:

- Berehove, Ukraine (The Jews of Berehovo - Beregszasz in pictures)

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

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)

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

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)

- Kosava, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kosow Poleski)

- Kosiv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kosow-Kosow Huculski)

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

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)

- Minsk, Belarus (Minsk, Jewish Mother-City, a memorial anthology)

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

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dworp.html [Polish]

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)

- Przedborz, Poland (Przedborz Memorial Book: 33 Years Since the
Destruction of the Jewish Community)

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)

- Slutsk, Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)

- Suceava, Romania (The Book of the Jews >from Suceava (Shotz) and the
Surrounding Communities)

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed
Jewish community)

- Trakai, Lithuania (Troki)

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the
Jewish community)

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)

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

Shana Tova/Happy New Year,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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