JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yizkor Book Project, March 2019 #general

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


As it is quite likely that this finds you in the midst of preparations
for the Pesach/Passover holiday, I will try not to take up to much of
your time. I would, however, like to let you know about the highlight
activities of the Yizkor Book Project during March.

During last month I was pleasantly surprised and delighted to receive
donations of complete books that we have now placed online. The books are:

- " My Survival" written by Israel Stern z"l, a survivor of the community
of Mielnice, now Melnytsya-Podilska, Ukraine was kindly presented to the
YB Project by his grandson, David Stern.
- " Frampol in the memory of its descendants" is a book in Russian about
the community of Frampol, Ukraine which is now called Kosohirka. It was
written by Mikhail Freyder and Roman Geller in order to preserve the
memory of their ancestor's community of Frampol and has been gratefully
been made available to our project.

I am always pleased to see the addition of material written in languages
other than English as it enables the exposure of this important material
to an even wider audience. The material we do have in other languages
appears in our Translations Index (link below) under the category "Other
languages" and includes material in Hebrew, Spanish, French, Polish,
Russian and even, Lithuanian.

Further good news is that in March we completed uploading the "Preserving
Our Litvak Heritage" book abut various communities in Lithuania, kindly
presented to us by Joel Alpert. For your information, this book is also
available for purchase under the auspices of our Yizkor Books in Print

And on the YBIP Project, last month yet another new book hit the shelves
- "Memorial book of the Ritavas Community" about the community of
Rietavas, Lithuania. Once again, the wheels of this project continue to
roll and present us with new books on a regular basis and we have Joel
Alpert and his dedicated and talented team of volunteers to thank for that.

Now, all that is left for me before our list of new and updated projects,
is to wish you dear readers and your families a most enjoyable Pesach/
Passover holiday.

And now for the additions and updates are what we've carried out during

We have added in 6 new entries:

- Crocmaz, Moldova (Akkerman and the Towns of its District; Memorial Book)

- Jieznas, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)

- Krekenava, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)

- Luts'k, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Lutsk) [Hebrew]

- Ramygala, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)

- Zelva, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland - Volume

And two new books:

- Kosohirka (Frampol), Ukraine (Frampol in the memory of its descendants) [Russian]

- Melnytsya-Podilska, Ukraine (My Survival)

And we have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Biala Podlaska, Poland (Book of Biala Podlaska)

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of
its District; Memorial Book)

- Braslaw, Belarus (Darkness and desolation)

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,

- Grabowiec, Poland (Memorial Book Grabowitz)

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)

- Lithuania (Lite)

- Miskolc, Hungary (The martyrs of Miskolc and vicinity)

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)

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

- Przemysl, Poland (Przemysl memorial book)

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk - Memorial book of the Martyrs of Szumsk)

- Slutsk, Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)

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

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)

- Turobin, Poland (The Turobin book; in memory of the Jewish community)

- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Voronovo)

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow 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

Happy Passover/Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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