Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Yizkor Book Project, November 2016 #lithuania

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


Another month behind us, another month of fervid activity in the Yizkor Book
Project in November. What does this activity entail, you may ask?

For a start, a new Translations Fund was set up for the Siedlce (Poland)
Yizkor book "On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce". The
project was initiated to have this book professionally translated and made
freely available to all of those with this interest in this community. If
you are ready to support this initiative or any of the others we currently
have running, please go to the JewishGen-erosity link at the end of this

During November, we placed the table of contents of two Vitebsk (Vitsyebsk,
Belarus) Yizkor books to reveal to those people who don't read Hebrew or
Yiddish, what potential treasures these books entail. Now these projects are
just waiting for coordinators to take them on and lead through the
translation of these books. If this community is important to you and you're
ready for a challenge which will provide beneficial informational rewards
for all those people like yourself, please contact me and I'll explain how
we can go forward. In fact, if there is any online Yizkor book project that
you see that has no coordinator and you're willing to assist, I am here to
reply to explain what this coordination is all about.

This past month, we received several translations into Polish of articles
from the Ryki and Zelechow Yizkor books. These translations were graciously
provided by Andrzej Ciesla, who has been doing the same over many years, and
as such, greatly assists in expanding the reading audience of these unique
Yizkor books and we do thank Andrzej and appreciate his unending dedication
to these projects.

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

We have added in two new books:

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Vitebsk in the past; history, memoirs, destruction)

- Vitsyebsk, Belarus (Memorial Book of Vitebsk)

We have also added in five new entries:

- Bivolari, Romania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania)

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

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

- Tarutyne, Ukraine (Akkerman and the towns of its district; memorial book)

- Tura Luka, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)

We have continued to updated 22 of our existing projects:

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

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)

- Bransk, Poland (Brainsk; Book of Memories)

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

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

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev)

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

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

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)

- Dobromil, Ukraine (Memorial book of Dobromil)

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

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

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

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

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs of
our City)

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)

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

- Siedlce, Poland (On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce)

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow) [Polish]

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

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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