Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Yizkor Book Project, May 2010 #galicia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


Happily the month of May saw a continued hubbub of activity in
the Yizkor Book project. So many out there are contributing to the
success of the project and at every opportunity I send out my
thanks to the coordinators, volunteers and translators for the
incredible work they are doing in keeping the flame of our lost
families and communities alive. If there is a Yizkor Book that has
yet to appear in our index and it is close to your heart, please
contact me and I will assist, as much as possible in helping you to
see translations of this book online.

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

- Dorohoi, Romania (Generations of Judaism and Zionism in
Dorohoi, Saveni, Mihaileni, Darabani, Herta, Radauti-Prut)

- Svir, Belarus (Our Townlet Swir)

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki in flames; a memorial book to the
community of Olkenik in the Vilna district)

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)

- Wierzbnik, Poland (Wierzbnik-Starachowitz; a memorial book)

Added 12 new entries:

- Batchuska, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Bendzingai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Berzai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Berzgainiai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Berzininkai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Berzole, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Betygala, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Boruvka, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Budvietis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Butkunai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Novi Sad, Serbia (Pinkas Yugoslavia)

- Padubysys (Bazilionai), Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

We have continued to update 18 of our existing projects:

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)

- Berezhany, Ukraine (Brzezany Memorial Book)

- Brzeziny, Poland (Brzeziny Memorial Book)

- Dieveninskes, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)

- Goworowo, Poland (Govorowo memorial book)

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish
community; Memorial Book)

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Krzemieniec)

- Krynki, Poland (Memorial Book of Krynki)

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)

- Lithuania (Volume II)

- Ratno, Ukraine (Ratno; Story of a Destroyed Jewish Community)

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk, memorial book of the martyrs of

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svinzian region; memorial book of 23
Jewish communities)

- Tarnobrzeg-Dzikow, Poland (The Community of

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow )
- addition of pictures to Polish section

During this last month we also added two new Translation Fund
Projects: Divenishok (Dieveniskes), Lithuania and Koidonov
(Dzyarzhynsk, Belarus). These were begun in order to engage
professional translators who will help facilitate dreams of seeing
the whole translation of these books online.

If you are able to assist financially to these particular books them
or any of those appearing at
your donation would be very much appreciated.

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have
been flagged at
to make it easy to find them.

Wishing you all the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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