Latvia SIG #Latvia Yizkor Book Project, December 2014 #latvia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


It would seem appropriate at this time of the year to look back
and somehow summarize the activities of the Yizkor Book Project
during 2014 . In a few words, then, I would like to note that at
the end of the past there were:

- Over 800 projects online, of which, 40 which were added this
past year.
- Nearly 2,000 entries online, of which, 32 which were added this
past year. Entries, by-the-way, refer to chapters on particular
communities that have been added. For instance, any article on a
community appearing in the Pinkas Hakehillot (Encyclopedia of
Jewish Communities) that is added, is counted as an "entry".
- We now have just over a 100 books that now appear online in
their entirety, quite a number of which were completed in 2014.
- 9 new printed translations published over the past year by Joel
Alpert and his dedicated team. In the past month, "The Memorial
Book of Serock" was added to the available list of books and rumor
has it that a number of other books will soon be added - more next

Whilst I do think these figures are impressive, it's clear that a
lot of work is still ahead of us. As such, we do appreciate any
assistance to the projects that you can give financially-wise or
in volunteer work. As always, I would like to point out that these
translations shed a great deal of light on the communities and
people annihilated in the Holocaust and are to the benefit of so
many of us around the world.

Now to facts and figures for December.

During this last month we have added in a new project:

- Gyongyos, Hungary

Added a new entry:

- Levice, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)

We have continued to update 27 of our existing projects:

- Belki, Ukraine (The Bilker Memorial Book)

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)

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

- Goniadz, Poland (In memory of the life and destruction of the
Jewish community of Goniadz)

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our
Destroyed Community)

- Krosno, Poland (Krosno by the Wislok River)

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)

- Nowy Zmigrod, Poland (Halbow near Nowy Zmigrod)

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was
exterminated during the Holocaust)

- Radyvyliv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radzivilov)

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

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

- Satoraljaujhely, Hungary (Vanished Communities in Hungary)

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)

- Siedlce, Poland (The Jews in Siedlce 1850-1945)

- Slonim, Belarus (Memorial Book of Slonim)

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)

- Stawiski, Poland (Stawiski Memorial Book)

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)

- Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania (The Marmaros Book; In Memory
of 160 Jewish Communities)

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

- Velyki Mosty, Ukraine (Mosty-Wielkie Memorial Book)

- Wlodawa, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Vlodava and region)

- Zdunska Wola, Poland (The Zdunska-Wola 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 online.

With a wish for a 2015 full of achievement and dreams realized,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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