South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Yizkor Book Project, April 2010 #southafrica

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


I continue to be amazed and encouraged by the many of you who contact me
offering all types of assistance in the Yizkor Book Project - and believe
me, this is so very much appreciated! In addition, over the last month I was
contacted by a number of people interested in setting up a project for
particular Yizkor Books and I'm happy to note some have made great leaps in
placing the projects online, even over a the last few weeks.

Together with these, there have been four new Translation Fund Projects
recently initiated: Debica, Poland, Leova, Romania, Olkeniki, Lithuania and
Grajewo, Poland. These were begun in order to engage professional
translators who will help facilitate dreams of seeing the whole translation
of these books online.

If any of these projects are close to your heart and you are able to assist
financially to them, we invite you to visit our Translations Fund page at
to read about these and the other many project funds that were are currently

During this last month we have added these 5 new projects:

- Disna, Belarus (Disna; memorial book of the community)

- Grojec, Poland (Grizer Scroll)

- Grudki, Poland (Horodok; in memory of the Jewish community)

- Neunkirchen, Austria (The Holy Community of Neunkirchen:
A story of Jews in their native land)

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)

Added 15 new entries:

- Backininkeliai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Baligrod, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik
and vicinity)

- Balsiai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Baltiskis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Baltmiskis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Baltusova, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Baranas, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Bariunai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Barova, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Barsenai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Barstyciai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Bartininkai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Lutowiska, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik
and vicinity)

- Skhodnitsa, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw, and

- Ustrzyki Dolne, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk,
Istrik and vicinity)

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

- Antopol, Belarus (Shards of Memory: Messages >from the Lost Shtetl of
Antopol) - this is now completely online at

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)

- Brzeziny, Poland (Brzeziny memorial book)

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish Community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its Destruction)

- Debica, Poland (The Book of Dembitz) - additions to the Polish section

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn) - necrology

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community;
Memorial Book)

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial book of Kolomey and its surroundings)

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)

- Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine (Towns and Mother-cities in Israel: Memorial of
the Jewish Communities which Perished)

- Lesko, Poland (Memorial book; dedicated to the Jews of Linsk, Istrik and

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh book, in memory of the martyrs of
our city)

- Opoczno, Poland (The Book of Opoczno: memorial for the community that was

- Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland (A Tale of One City: Piotrkow Trybunalski)

- Ruzhany, Belarus (Rozana; a memorial book to the Jewish community)

- Ryki, Poland (A memorial to the community of Ryki, Poland) - additions to
the Polish section

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

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

- Vystosk, Ukraine (Our town, Visotsk; Memorial Book)

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow ) - addition
of pictures to Polish section

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at to make it
easy to find them.

Wishing you all the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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