Latin America #LatinAmerica Yizkor Book Project, February 2019 #latinamerica

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


There seems to be some unwritten law that despite its shortness,
February always seems to be one of the busiest times in the Yizkor
Book Project and this last one, didn't disappoint.

To begin with, I am more than very pleased to let you know that we
have just completely translated and placed online, another Yizkor
book. This time it is the "Czyzewo Memorial Book" covering the
Czyzew-Osada, Poland community and considering that it entails 1190
columns of text (around 585 pages), this is definitely no mean feat.
Our grateful thanks go out Jennifer Mohr who, >from the outset, has
coordinated the translation of this book with great energy and
dedication. Although the book is now completely translated, Jen is
now arranging for an index to be prepared for the book which is always
an invaluable additional tool that researchers can be good use of.

Continuing on with the good news, I am pleased to let you know that
the 80th book published by the Yizkor Books in Print Project has
recently hit the shelves. The book, "The Jews of Kishinev" covering
the lost Jewish community of Chisinau, Moldova has become a reality
through the enthusiastic coordination of Yefim Kogan and the wonderful
translations of volunteer, Sheli Fain, and of course, the YBIP team
led by Joel Alpert. Our grateful thanks goes out to all those involved
in the translation and publication of this book and for those
interested in learning more about the other 79 books that have been
published, please see the link to the YBIP project at the end of this

Other good news. The New York Public Library has done wonders over
the years to allow us ready online access to an enormous number of
Yizkor books. It has now gone an extra step further and provided the
public with a very useful guide for viewing the online books and also
has provided useful links to other online sites, including our very
own Yizkor Book Project. In my humble opinion, a worthwhile site to

As Purim is just around the corner, I would like to wish you dear
readers and your families, a very enjoyable time over this upbeat
holiday and wish you a Happy Purim and/or a Purim Sameach.

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

We have added in 8 new entries:

- Kamelishki, Belarus (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)

- Lagow, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland - Volume VII)

- Leipalingis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)

- Mykolayivka-Novorosiyska, Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)

- Shabo, Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its District; Memorial Book)

- Siluva, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)

- Vidukle, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)

- Zaskiewicz, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland -
Volume VIII)

And we have continued to update 25 of our existing projects:

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)

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

- Kalush, Ukraine (Kalusz; The life and Destruction of the Community)

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)

- Kolki, Ukraine (Summoned >from the Ashes)

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and

- Lipcani, Moldova (Lipcan of old)

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage)

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

- Nyasvizh, Belarus (The Nesvizh Yizkor Book)

- 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)

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

- Radekhov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radikhov)

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

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

- The Jacob Rassen

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

- Telsiai, Lithuania (Telsiai Book)

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

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and

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 Purim/Purim Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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