No German towns mentioned in Yizkor Book Project, December 2012 #germany

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>

Another year has passed, eh? A great deal went on in the Yizkor book Project
during 2012 and if to express this as basic figures, during the past year we
added 71 new books, 75 and carried out 400 updates of existing projects.
Not bad....

To add this, I have just been informed by Max Heffler, who leads the
dedicated team updating our necrology database, that in the last quarter of
2012 no fewer than 24,808 family names were added to this extremely
important database which can be viewed at: A remarkable achievement and
deserving of a hearty thank you to the team members!

If you are interested seeing facts and figures >from previous years relating
to the YB Project, you are welcome to have a peek at our "Development of the
Yizkor Book Project" in which you'll see data relating to our project going
back to 1999! Whilst you're
there you might also be interested in seeing how we came about sometime in
the middle 1990's.

And whilst you're in our site, I warmly recommending visiting our main page
at where, amongst other things, you'll see
a list of 400 volunteers who have contributed towards the YB Project over
the years. The list is far >from complete and if you have yet to appear there
and have played a part in the YB Project, be assured that with time I hope
to add in all of those who definitely deserve recognition for their part,
big and small, bringing the project to what it is today.

Finally, I am extremely excited to report that our tenth Yizkor Book in
Print is now available - "Yizkor Book of the Jewish Community in Dzialoszyce
and Surroundings". For those who are unfamiliar with this particular
project, in July 2011we begun making hard-copies of books that have been
completely translated and selling them to the public a very modest cost. The
project is being led at the very capable hands of Joel Alpert and if you are
interested in learning more about this project, I welcome you to visit the
following page to see what books
are already available and what books are on their way.

Now to facts and figures for December, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

- Falenica, Poland (Falenica Book)

- Szolnok, Hungary (The History of Jewish Szolnok: 1840-1944)

- Ternovka, Ukraine, Poland (Our town Ternovka; chapters of remembrance and
a monument)

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

Added in 4 new entries:

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

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

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

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

We have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

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

- Czyzew, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction)

- Garwolin, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city) [Polish]

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn) [French]

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish

- Lyakhavichy, Belarus (Memorial book of Lachowicze)

- Lyubcha, Belarus (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community)

- Mir, Belarus (Mir memorial book)

- Mogielnica, Poland (Memorial book Mogielnica-Bledow)

- Opatow, Poland (Apt; a town which does not exist anymore)

- Ostrow-Lubelski, Poland (Memorial-Book Ostrow-Lublesk)

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

- Przedecz, Poland (Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of

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

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

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)

- Szekesfehervar, Hungary (The Jews of Szekesfehervar & Its Environs)

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish

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

I leave you with a hope that this year will see even greater progress and
even greater involvement by you and others. Happy 2013-

Lance Ackerfeld, Yizkor Book Project Manager,

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