Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Yizkor Book Project, May 2014 #galicia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>

MODERATOR NOTE: See especially the listings below for Lanivtsi,
Monastyrys'ka, Ozerna, Stryy, Tlumach, and Zolochiv, Ukraine --
towns once in Galicia.



I am both excited and pleased to see that during May, a number of
Yizkor Book projects came all that closer to completion. Some of these
are just a hairsbreadth away >from seeing this lofty goal and I imagine
that in the next couple of our monthly reports, we'll have the pleasure of
announcing the fact that they are completely translated and online. Still,
with that, whilst some of the projects are so close to their end, they still
require some additional funds to carry out this work. So if you have a
Yizkor Book project for which you have aspirations of seeing its
translation in its entirety, we invite you to visit our list of Translation
Funds at:
to donate however much you are able to help this dream become a reality.

Of course, quite a few of the books that have been completely translated
have come out in hard copies and during this last month, two new books
joined their ranks:

- Brest, Belarus - Brest-Litovsk - Volume II
Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora
- Grajewo, Poland - Grayewo Memorial (Yizkor) Book

These are now available for purchase and you can see the full range of
books printed through our Yizkor Books in Print Project at:

Apart >from the books that are close to completion, we do have a number
of books for which we have the whole translation and these are also being
converted to web format and also hope to announce the joyous fact that
they are completely online in coming months.

Now to facts and figures for May.

During this last month we have added in 3 new projects:

- Goniadz, Poland (In memory of the life and destruction
of the Jewish community of Goniadz)

- Satu Mare, Romania (Jews of the Szatmar District)

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

Added in 6 new entries:

- Daugavpils, Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)

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

- Riga, Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)

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

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

- Vodnany, 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)

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village;
memorial book for the Jewish community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland
(In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed)

- Kozienice, Poland (The book of Kozienice;
The birth and the destruction of a Jewish community)

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)

- Lanivtsi, Ukraine (Lanowce: Memorial Book of the Martyrs of Lanowce
Who Perished During the Holocaust)

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)

- Michow, Poland
(Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the Holocaust)

- Monastyrys'ka, Ukraine (Monasterzyska: a Memorial Book)

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna) [Hebrew]

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)

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

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

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

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)

- Szczebrzeszyn, Poland
(The Book of Memory to the Jewish Community of Shebreshin)

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)

- Zawiercie, Poland
(Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and Environs)

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine
(The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka and Ignatovka))

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)

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

Wishing you all a Happy Shavuot and/or Shavuot Sameach,

Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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