Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Yizkor Book Project, September 2016 #galicia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>

[MOD. NOTE: See especially the listings below for these Galician towns:
Gorlice, Nowy Sacz and Nowy Targ, Poland, and Ozerna, Ukraine.]


My monthly Yizkor Book report to you is in perfect timing to wish you all a
Shana Tova Umetuka or, in other words, a Sweet New Year!

This month I am extremely proud to announce the completion of two books.
The first is the Radzyn Podlaski, Poland Yizkor book which was translated
by Nachman, Temy and Yaakov Goldwasser and includes some additional
translations kindly donated through the auspices of Monica Westrick. The
completion of this book is a wonderful achievement and is the result of
many years of labor of love. The second book is the Radyvyliv, Ukraine
Yizkor book which was coordinated by Ron Doctor and Ellen Garshick.
Ellen coordinated the translation prepared by a dedicated band of
translators and all those involved in this project are definitely deserving of
our grateful appreciation for this successful end result.

Another contribution to the Yizkor Book Project over this past month was
an article kindly donated to us by Myrna Brodsky Siegel in which she
describes how she became involved in the translation of the Maychet
(Molchadz) Yizkor book. This book is yet another that has been completely
translated and also one that has been published by the Yizkor Books in
Print Project. The success of this project only came about because of
Myrna's unending dedication to seeing it through. For those of you
involved in the coordination or translation of a Yizkor book, this is a
worthwhile read and may be found at our Yizkor Book Insights page:

And in regards to the Yizkor Books in Print Project, this past month it
published, can you believe it, its 50th book: "Memorial Book of Goniadz
Poland". I have run out of superlatives to thank Joel Alpert and his team
and just look forward to seeing the next 50 books go to print. Details of
where this book and the other 49 books now available can be seen at

On a much sadder note, we learnt this week about the untimely passing of
Ada Holtzman z"l whose name you may be familiar with because it does
widely throughout the Yizkor Book Project. Over the years, Ada contributed
numerous translations and was ever willing to assist where she could in
helping out in the YB Project. She was above all, a true "mensch", and my
saying that she will be sorely missed is definitely an understatement.

And now for all the changes and additions that were carried out in the
Yizkor Book Project over September.

We have added in three new books:

- Khomsk, Belarus (Scroll of Khomsk)

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memories >from Nowy-Dwor)

- Zemaiciu Naumiestis, Lithuania (Scroll of Khomsk)

We have also added in one new entry:

- Vishnevets, Ukraine (Memorial book to the martyrs of Vishnevets
who perished in the Nazi Holocaust) [Hebrew]

We have continued to updated 31 of our existing projects:

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)

- Biala Podlaska, Poland (Book of Biala Podlaska)

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine
(Akkerman and the Towns of its District; Memorial Book)

- Bransk, Poland (Brainsk; Book of Memories)

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

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish Community
of Dabrowa Gornicza and its Destruction)

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

- Gorlice, Poland (Gorlice book; the community at rise and fall)

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)

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

- Less than Human

- Miechow, Charsznica & Ksiaz, Poland
(Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and Ksiaz)

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

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

- Nowy Sacz, Poland (Blood Stained Feathers; The Life Story of a Shoah

- Nowy Targ, Poland (Remembrance Book of Nowy Targ and Vicinity)

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)

- Radyvyliv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radzivilov)

- Radzyn Podlaski, Poland (Radzyn Memorial Book)

- Rietavas, Lithuania (Memorial book: the Ritavas Community;
A Tribute to the Memory of our Town)

- Slonim, Belarus (Memorial Book of Slonim)

- Slovakia (Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities: Slovakia)

- Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)

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

- Telsiai, Lithuania (Telsiai Book)

- Vysotsk, Ukraine (Our Shtetl; Vysotsk memorial book)

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

- Zloczew, Poland (Book of Zloczew)

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,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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