JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yizkor Book Project, February 2018 #general

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


I am quite excited to let you know about the highlights of the Yizkor
Book Project during February 2018.

So why am I excited? Well, to begin we uploaded the final translations
of no less than three projects:

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book).
This project was coordinated by Marilyn Levinson and an enormous amount
of thanks goes out to volunteers, Sara Mages and Yocheved Klausner, who
were responsible for translating the bulk of this book.
- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book). Sadly, the
coordinator of this project, Sanford A. Kaplan z"l, is no longer with us.
Over the years, both professional and volunteer translators contributed
to this project that he initiated and once again, Sara and Yocheved
played an integral role in seeing it through to its successful completion.
- Vishnevets, Ukraine (Memorial book to the martyrs of Vishnevets who
perished in the Nazi Holocaust) This project was coordinated by the
remarkable duo of Ellen Garshick and Ronald D. Doctor of the Kremenets
District Research Group. They already have a number of other completed
projects under their belt and we salute them for their dedication in
seeing yet another complete book become available online.

Last month, I would like to mention a number of new entries that have
been added in. Some of the entries concern the agricultural communities
that existed in the Ukraine at the beginning of the 19th century which
make for interesting and enlightening reading. In addition, I would also
like to point out an entry that was added about the Cluj District >from
the "Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania". This entry, in
particular, is of significance in that it covers quite a few small
communities >from that area, information about which is often difficult
to find.

I should also note the welcome contribution of Esther Weinschelbaum who
has voluntarily translated into Hebrew, the Yiddish sections >from the
Yizkor book of Wojslawice, Poland. This enables our Hebrew readers to
glean the information and the stories >from the parts of the book that
they would otherwise be unable to read and we thank Esther for the many
such translations she has provided for us.

Again, this past month, a new book was published by the Yizkor Book in
Print Project and they are deserving of our grateful thanks. The book,
"Memorial Book of Nowy-Dwor", is a translation of the Yizkor book of
Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland. The number of published books continues to
grow and as we complete projects, as we have done in the past month, they
join as possible candidates for publishing. We do see a growing interest
in having and holding these unique books and they are even a unique gift
idea for the coming Pesach/Passover holiday. If you are interested in
seeing what books are available for purchase, please see the link at the
end of this report.

Which reminds me, if we don't "speak" before then, I do wish you and your
families a very memorable, warm and significant Pesach/Passover holiday.

And now for details of all the updates and additions that were carried out
in the Yizkor Book Project in February.

We have added in 5 new entries:

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

- Dobre & Plyushchivka, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)

- Kil'yanovka, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)

- Novopoltavka, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor Book in Memory of Voislavize)

And we have continued to update 24 of our existing projects:

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

- Belchatow, Poland (Belchatow memorial book)

- Berehove, Ukraine (The Jews of Berehovo - Beregszasz in pictures)

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the Jewish
community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)

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

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)

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

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

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

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrowiec; a monument on the ruins
of an annihilated Jewish community)

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)

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

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

- The Jacob Rassen Story

- Tovste, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tluste)

- Vishnevets, Ukraine (Memorial book to the martyrs of Vishnevets who
perished in the Nazi Holocaust)

- We want to live

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)

- Zakroczym, Poland (My Zakroczym)

- Zelow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelow)

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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