Early American SIG #USA Yizkor Book Project, February 2015 #usa

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


Time and tide wait for no man and certainly not the Yizkor Book Project.
Although we seemed to have quickly run out of the days of February, quite
a deal was achieved within the YB Project during February 2015.

In particular, we received quite a number of translations >from volunteer
translators who dedicate their knowledge and time in helping to move our
project forward. Translation, however, is not only the aspect of our project
in which volunteers play a major role and the Yizkor Book Project is
definitely volunteer orientated. Volunteers lend their support in editing,
coordinating projects, typing up text, transliterating necrologies,
transcribing text into Excel files, scanning books, scanning photos and the
list goes on. Volunteers are also those who make the Yizkor Book in Print
Project happen and who take part in the many facets involved in preparing
the completed translations in formats appropriate for publishing. All these
volunteers do outstanding work and we are truly indebted to the remarkable
resources their continuing efforts provide within the Yizkor Book Project.
So if I have raised your interest and you would like to be involved in one
of the fields I have noted, I would be certainly glad to hear >from you.

Now to facts and figures for February.

During this last month we have added in 5 new projects:

- Baia Mare, Romania (A monument to the Jews of Nagybanya, Nagysomkut,
Felsobanya, Kapolnok Monostor and vicinity)

- Dubrovitsa, Ukraine (Book of Dabrowica)

- Dubrovitsa, Ukraine (Book of Dabrowica)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dubrovitsa/Dubrovitsah.html [Hebrew]

- Kosice, Slovakia (The Story of the Jewish community of Kosice)

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

Added in one entry:

- Ustilug, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)

We have continued to update 22 of our existing projects:

- Belki, Ukraine (The Bilker Memorial Book)

- Bender, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)

- Hrodno (Grodno), Belarus (Grodno; Volume IX, Encyclopedia of the Jewish
Diaspora; Memorial Book of Countries and Communities)

- Korets, Ukraine (The Korets book; in memory of our community that is no
more) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Korets/Korets.html

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

- Krosno, Poland (Krosno by the Wislok River)

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)

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

- Nowy Zmigrod, Poland (Halbow near Nowy Zmigrod)

- Satoraljaujhely, Hungary (Vanished Communities in Hungary)

- 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)

- Slonim, Belarus (Memorial Book of Slonim)

- 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) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

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

- Ustilug, Ukraine (The growth and destruction of the community of Uscilug)

- Zwolen, Poland (Zwolen Memorial 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

Purim Sameach/Happy Purim,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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