Hungary SIG #Hungary Yizkor Book Project, October 2012 #hungary

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


At the outset of this report, I would like to say that my thoughts, like
many, are with the people have just undergone a tormentful time though
Sandy's onslaught on cities in the United States and Canada. I can only hope
that for all those affected by this storm, that life for them soon returns
to being very normal and very tranquil.

About the Yizkor Book Project - we continue to plug on. I believe that
October can be characterized by a large number of updates to existing
projects, some of which are drawing close to completion. For some of our
updates, we've been working on the addition of tables of contents for
existing projects that, up until now have been without. Immeasurable help
in carrying out these translations is being provided by the Yocheved
Klausner and Sara Mages. Our aim is to continue add in table of contents to
projects without, in order to indicate to you, the readers, of the "gems"
that these Yizkor Books contain. As we translate an article, a blue
hyperlink will be added to the contents and for those main pages that don't
have blue links, it's probably because no one has stepped forward to
coordinate the translation of the particular Yizkor Book. So what are you
waiting for? <g>

Our project, as I'm sure you're aware, relies on the help of a great many
volunteers in the fields translating, transliterating, editing, picture
scanning and typing and we never have too many people involved in our aim of
seeing these books completely translated into English. I'm pleased to note
that apart >from English, we have a small but growing contingent of books
being translated into other languages. For instance, this past month has
seen the addition of Polish translations >from the Staszow book, which has
already translations in English and Hebrew. The addition of these
translations means that more and more people with no knowledge of Hebrew or
Yiddish (the main languages of the Yizkor Books) can now freely access the
important information these books contain in a language that is convenient
for them to read in.

Now to facts and figures - as far as the October figures go, during this
last month we have added these 3 new projects:

- Aleksandrow Lodzki, Poland (Aleksandrow - near Lodz)

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)

- Topolcany, Slovakia (The story and source of the Jewish community of

Added in 3 new entries:

- Balti, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume II)

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

- Levoca, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)

We have continued to update 29 of our existing projects:

- Ashmyany, Belarus (Oshmana Memorial Book)

- Briceva, Moldova (Memorial Book of Brichevo)

- Czyzew, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters >from Dotnuva)

- Gargzdai, Lithuania (Gorzd book; A memorial to the Jewish community of

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

- Goworowo, Poland (Govorowo memorial book)

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

- Kurow, Poland (Yiskor book in memoriam of our hometown Kurow)

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

- Michalovce, Slovakia (The Book of Michalovce)

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

- Molchadz, Belarus (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community)

- Oradea, Romania (A city and yesterday; memorial book to the Jews of

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

- Praga, Poland (Praga book; dedicated to the memory of the martyrs of our

- Przedborz, Poland (Przedborz Memorial Book: 33 Years Since the Destruction
of the Jewish Community)

- Radoshkovichi, Belarus (Radoshkowitz, A Memorial to the Jewish Community)

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)

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

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)

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

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

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)

- Tluszcz, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Tluszcz)

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

- Zabludow, Poland (Chosen Pages >from The Zabludow Yizkor Book - Holocaust

- Zaglembia, Poland (Memorial book of Zaglembie)

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

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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