Romania SIG #Romania another first for Yizkor Book Project #romania

Joyce Field <jfield@...>

JewishGen's Yizkor Book Project is delighted to announce a first for
the translation project. We have added a Polish translation of the
of the Zgierz, Poland yizkor book to the web site. This is the first
time that we have included a Polish translation of a yizkor book, but
it will soon be followed by a translation into Polish of a few
chapters of the Debica book.

The Polish translation of the Zgierz book is at The translation
into English >from the original Hebrew and Yiddish is at

The arrangement to have the English translation put into Polish was
initiated in April 2003 by a letter >from Mazenna Gruszecka, which
began a year-long collaboration with the Yizkor Book Project and
resulted in an exchange of many interesting letters between her and a
number of JewishGenners with roots in Zgierz. The introduction to
the Polish translation explains how this collaboration began. Also
read the moving introduction--in English--by Mazenna at

Our thanks to Mazenna and Zuzanna Gruszecka for their warm hearts and
vision. To quote Mazenna, "I hope our work and co-operation will
make possible to look the future more optimistic for all Zgierz Jews
in Diaspora and present citizens of Zgierz."

Our thanks also to Osnat Ramaty, our dedicated htmler, who did a
magnificent presentation of the Polish text; to Jerrold Jacobs, the
project manager for the Zgierz yizkor book project; and Jerrold
Landau, for his sensitive translation into English of the original
Hebrew and Yiddish text.

Joyce Field
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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