JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yizkor Book Project, August 2013 #general

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


With Rosh Hashana just around the corner, it's time to reflect on what
we've achieved up until now and what we plan for the future. As far as
the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project goes, I am pleased with what we've
managed to accomplish in this past year and in the forward direction
hopeful that we will continue to be a central location for information
on the pre-Holocaust communities and the people who lived in them.

This past month was typified by updates of a large number of our
existing projects and would like to take this opportunity to thank
our small but highly energetic and dedicated team of volunteer HTML'ers -
Jason Hallgarten, Max Heffler and Osnat Ramaty - for the incredible
turnaround they have helped carry out just this month and all months past.

And on volunteers, I recently updated the list of volunteers who have worked
and are presently working in the Yizkor Book Project and there are now no
less than 500 names appearing there and much more names to be added.
The list, by-the-way, appears at:
If you don't appear there because you have yet to volunteer but have
made a New Year resolution to do so, I'd be very happy to hear >from you.

Other than that, I'm pleased to announce than a further book - Ciechanow,
Poland - "Memorial (Yizkor) Book for the Jewish Community of Ciechanow" has
been added to our steadily growing library of books of fully translated
Yizkor books. I encourage you to look out the list of books already
available at and perhaps, you'll
find something there which is exactly the gift you've been looking for or
for yourself, of course.

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

- Slovakia (The Tragedy of Slovak Jewry in Slovakia)

- Szrensk, Poland (The Jewish community of Szrensk and the vicinity; a
memorial volume)

Added in 2 new entries:

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

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

We have continued to update 35 of our existing projects:

- Annopol, Poland (Rachov-Annopol; testimony and remembrance)

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians)

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

- Briceva, Moldova (Memorial Book of Brichevo)

- Bukovina (Region) (History of the Jews in the Bukovina)

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

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

- Dobromil, Poland (Dobromil: life in a Galician Shtetl, 1890-1907)

- Dusetos, Lithuania (There Was a Shtetl in Lithuania; Dusiat Reflected in

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

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

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

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)

- Hrubieszow, Poland (Memorial Book of Hrubieshov)

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

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed)

- Krasnobrod, Poland (Krasnobrod; a Memorial to the Jewish community)

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

- Michalovce, Slovakia (The Book of Michalovce)

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

- Olyka, Ukraine (Memorial book of the community of Olyka)

- Ostroh, Ukraine (Ostrog book; a memorial to the Ostrog holy community)

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna) [Hebrew]

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)

- Ryki, Poland (A Memorial to the Community of Ryki, Poland) [Polish]

- Satu Mare, Romania (The Memorial Book of the Jews of Satmar)

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)

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

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)

- Strzegowo, Poland (Memorial Book of Strzegowo)

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)

- Szczebrzeszyn, Poland (The Book of Memory to the Jewish Community of

- Zhovkva, Ukraine (Memorial book of Zolkiew)

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at to make it easy to find
- 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

At this time, I would like to wish all of you and your families that
you can also look forward to a very sweet year in your personal and
professional lives.

Shana Tova U'Metuka,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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