Hungary SIG #Hungary Yizkor Book Project, June 2016 #hungary



So what can I tell you about the Yizkor Book Project in June? For a start,
there were quite a few new books and entries added over the past month,
which is always great to see. The past month saw, as usual, updates to many
of our existing projects and many of these are getting that much closer to
completion. Hopefully, I'll be able inform you about finalized projects in
the very near future.

Last month I let you know about the necrology database, which is ably led by
Max Heffler, and I am pleased to inform you that around 5,000 new entries
were added to this database over June. This particular database is an
important research tool for finding information about families and
individuals killed in the Holocaust. Yet another piece of the puzzle to help
us learn about our past. For more information, please see:

In my last report I noted the YBMNI (Yizkor Book Main Names Index) and this
too, continues to plough ahead and more entries will be added soon. We are
still in need of volunteers to help us move this project along and if you
would like to help out, have some free time and are proficient with Excel,
I'd like to hear >from you.

Apart >from volunteering, another important way of supporting the work we do,
is by donating to any of our Translation Funds. We have set up these funds
to facilitate the translation of the Yizkor Books by professional
translators and your donation will certainly help to make this happen and
for those of you who are US citizens, donations to the funds are tax exempt.
Please see the link at the end of this report for the JewishGen-erosity page
with details of the various funds.

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

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

- Bochnia, Poland (Scroll of Bochnia)

- Chelm, Poland (Scroll of Chelm)

- Pinczow, Poland (A book of memory of the Jewish community of Pinczow,

We have also added in 8 new entries:

- Minkovtsy, Ukraine (Kamenets-Podolsk and its surroundings)

- Olyka, Ukraine (The Staszow book) [Hebrew]

- Pomiechowek, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)

- Spisska Stara Ves, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in

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

- Wizajny, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)

- Zamikhiv, Ukraine (Kamenets-Podolsk and its surroundings)

- Zlate Moravce, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)

We have continued to updated 18 of our existing projects:

- Biala Podlaska, Poland (Book of Biala Podlaska)

- Bransk, Poland (Brainsk; Book of Memories)

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

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

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)

- Kalisz, Poland (The Kalish book)

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed

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

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)

- Less than Human

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

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

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

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

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow) [Polish]

- Zabrze, Poland (Zabrze Yizkor Book)

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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