Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Jewish Tarnow Translation Project #galicia

Neil Bratter <nonnobratter@...>

Dear Fellow Researcher,

I'm pleased to let you know, that the JewishGen Yizkor Book project
has set up a translation fund for the Tarnow, Poland Yizkor Book. Our
goal is to raise a total of $30,000 to have the Yizkor book translated
from Hebrew/Yiddish to English. The funds will be used for translation
fees primarily.

If you would like to donate, please click here and you will be taken to
the online donation page:

Scroll down the page for the Tarnow listing and enter the amount that
you would like to donate. Any amount is fine. The donation is tax
deductible and you will be able to print a tax receipt.

This project is important to me as I was born in Tarnow on May 1, 1945.
My mother (nee Sturmwind) and three of her sisters who all survived
the war and my father (who came >from another town), went back to
Tarnow after the Shoah. I was one of the first Jewish children born in
the town after the war. More than a score of my close relatives
perished. I have always wondered about their lives before the war in
Tarnow, where almost half of the residents were Jewish. There are few
remaining signs of the once vibrant Jewish community which existed
in Tarnow. A major undertaking is now taking place to restore the
Jewish cemetery in Tarnow.

Yizkor books were written after the Holocaust as memorials to Jewish
communities destroyed in the war. They were put together by
survivors >from those communities and contain descriptions and
histories of the community, biographies of prominent people, and lists
of people who perished. They are often embellished with photos,
maps, and other memorabilia. Yizkor books are valuable to
genealogists since the books may include biographies or photographs
of relatives and may include family members in a list of people who
perished. Yizkor books also give important background information
about the history and Jewish life in a particular community.

Yizkor books can be valuable, not only to genealogists but to anyone
wanting to learn about Jewish life and culture in the communities that
vanished in the Holocaust.

Feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested.

Thank you in advance,
Neil Bratter
Tarnow Yizkor Book Translation Project

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