Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Yizkor Book Project, January 2019 #galicia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>

[MOD. NOTE: Please note especially the references below to four Galician
towns: Przemysl, Poland, and Kolomyya, Ozeryany, and Radekhiv, Ukraine.]


I am continually touched and heartened by the number of people
dedicating their time to advance the Yizkor Book Project. As an example,
I recently received a number of messages >from people interested in
taking on the coordination of some of our "coordinator-less" Yizkor Book
projects, to help move them forward. If you would like to know more
about the coordination of a particular Yizkor book, please feel free to
contact me and I will explain what is involved.

Last month saw several more projects being completed online and they

- "Memories >from Nowy-Dwor" relating to the community of Nowy Dwor
Mazowiecki, Poland which was ably coordinated by Debra Michlewitz.

- "We Want To Live" which is a book describing the arduous journey of
Jewish martyrs across Europe during World War Two. It was kindly
donated to us by the author's son - Joshua Rassen.

On a further welcome note, once again, the Yizkor Books in Print Project
has published another book: "Memorial Book of the Community of
Chorzel" on the community of Chorzele, Poland. The remarkable work
of the YBIP Project team continues ever onward, month by month.

I am also pleased to note that Meir Gover has generously allowed us
access to a 520-page Yizkor book he has prepared on the communities
of Dlugosiodlo and Poreba Koceby. We have added links in the listings of
these communities and, hence this book, in our Translations Index.

And now for the additions and updates are what we've carried out during

We have added in 8 new entries:

- Gaveikenai, Lithuania
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland - Volume VIII)

- Girkalnis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)

- Goniadz, Poland
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland - Volume VIII)

- Griskabudis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)

- Kaltinenai, Lithuania
(Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)

- Nagartava, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)

- Zabrezh'ye, Belarus
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland - Volume VIII)

- Zabludow, Poland
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland - Volume VIII)

And we have continued to update 28 of our existing projects:

- Balti, Moldova
(Balti Bessarabia: a memorial of the Jewish community)

- Belchatow, Poland (Belchatow memorial book)

- Biala Podlaska, Poland (Book of Biala Podlaska)

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)

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

- Dubno, Ukraine
(Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno, Wolyn)

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

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On the Banks of the Vylia;
In memory of the destroyed Jewish community of Jonava)

- Kamyanyets, Belarus
(Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye, and Colonies)

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)

- Lipcani, Moldova (Lipcan of old)

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)

- Lithuania (Lite)

- Miskolc, Hungary (The martyrs of Miskolc and vicinity)

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

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

- Przemysl, Poland (Przemysl memorial book)

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)

- Smarhon, Belarus
(Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and testimony)

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

- Svencionys, Lithuania
(Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)

- Turobin, Poland
(The Turobin book; in memory of the Jewish community)

- We want to live

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

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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