Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Yizkor Book Project, December 2012 #galicia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>

[MODERATOR NOTE: See especially the listings below for Ozeryany and
Turka, Ukraine -- Galician towns.}


Another year has passed, eh? A great deal went on in the Yizkor Book
Project during 2012 and if to express this as basic figures, during the
past year we added 71 new books, 75 and carried out 400 updates of
existing projects. Not bad...

To add this, I have just been informed by Max Heffler, who leads the
dedicated team updating our necrology database, that in the last quarter
of 2012 no fewer than 24,808 family names were added to this
extremely important database which can be viewed at: A remarkable achievement
and deserving of a hearty thank you to the team members!

If you are interested seeing facts and figures >from previous years relating
to the YB Project, you are welcome to have a peek at our "Development of
the Yizkor Book Project" in which you'll see data relating to our project
going back to 1999!
Whilst you're there you might also be interested in seeing how we came
about sometime in the middle 1990's.

And whilst you're in our site, I warmly recommending visiting our main
page at where, amongst other things,
you'll see a list of 400 volunteers who have contributed towards the YB
Project over the years. The list is far >from complete and if you have yet to
appear there and have played a part in the YB Project, be assured that
with time I hope to add in all of those who definitely deserve recognition
for their part, big and small, bringing the project to what it is today.

Finally, I am extremely excited to report that our tenth Yizkor Book in
Print is now available - "Yizkor Book of the Jewish Community in
Dzialoszyce and Surroundings". For those who are unfamiliar with this
particular project, in July 2011 we begun making hard-copies of books
that have been completely translated and selling them to the public a
very modest cost. The project is being led at the very capable hands of
Joel Alpert and if you are interested in learning more about this project,
I welcome you to visit the following page to see what books are
already available and what books are on their way.

Now to facts and figures for December, during this last month we have
added these 4 new projects:

- Falenica, Poland (Falenica Book)

- Szolnok, Hungary (The History of Jewish Szolnok: 1840-1944)

- Ternovka, Ukraine
(Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and a monument)

- Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland (Memorial book of Tomaszow-Lubelski)

Added in 4 new entries:

- Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
(The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the past and present)

- Kassejowitz, Czech Republic
(The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the past and present)

- Stankau, Czech Republic
(The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the past and present)

- Tscheraditz bei Saaz, Czech Republic
(The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the past and present)

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

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

- Czyzew, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
(Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza and its destruction)

- Garwolin, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city) [Polish]

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn) [French]

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish

- Lyakhavichy, Belarus (Memorial book of Lachowicze)

- Lyubcha, Belarus
(Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)

- Mir, Belarus (Mir memorial book)

- Mogielnica, Poland (Memorial book Mogielnica-Bledow)

- Opatow, Poland (Apt; a town which does not exist anymore)

- Ostrow-Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)

- Ozeryany, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)

- Przedecz, Poland
(Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of Pshaytsh)

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book) [Hebrew]

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)

- Szekesfehervar, Hungary (The Jews of Szekesfehervar & Its Environs)

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)

- Turka, Ukraine
(Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and Vicinity)

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

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at to make it
easy to find them. Please also note that there are a quite a few books
that are being translated by professional translators and would welcome
your financial support. A list of these projects can be found at

I leave you with a hope that this year will see even greater progress and
even greater involvement by you and others.

Happy 2013,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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