Yizkor Book Project, January 2017 #galicia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>

[MODERATOR NOTE: Please note especially the references below to
five towns that were once in Galicia -- Brody, Dobromil, Kolomyya,
Lviv, and Zbarazh, Ukraine.]


So, a new year begins and with it much ado in the Yizkor Book Project.
Once again, for instance, I am delighted to inform you that yet another
two projects were successfully completed during January and they

Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
and I wish to send out my appreciation to Jack Ekstein who is President
of the Pabianice Landsmanshaft, Melbourne, Australia. This book,
which is a translation of the original Pabianice Yizkor book, was
published by the landsmanshaft in Melbourne and generously donated
to the Yizkor Book Project to our grateful benefit.

Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book), the complete
translation of which came about through the great support of David
Schulman, allowing this project to become a reality.

Just like a journey, a Yizkor Book project begins with an initial step, and
this last month the first step was taken in arranging the translation of
the Nyasvizh, Belarus Yizkor book by the setting up of a Translations
Fund to this end. These funds provide a convenient way for those
interested in supporting the translation of a particular community book.
If you have a book that you would like see translated, please contact
me and I'll explain the steps in setting up such a Translations Fund.
Other than that, if you would like to do a "mitzvah" by supporting the
Nyasvizh Fund or any other of our Translation Funds, please see the
link to the list at the end of this report.

Many of the entries added this last month came >from the various
Pinkasei Kehillot (Community Encyclopedias) which have unique
information about communities that often don't have their own Yizkor
book. If there is a community you are looking for that you are
struggling to find information about, please contact me and I can
check and let you know if there is a relevant section available and how
an English translation can be arranged for it.

Finally, I am pleased to announce that a new book, which was compiled
by William Leibner, has kindly provided for inclusion on our online
"shelves". The book "Brichah" enlightens us in regards the
underground "Brichah" movement which aided Holocaust survivors to
clandestinely leave Europe after WW2 - a fascinating piece of history.

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

We have added in a new book:

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

We have also added in 8 new entries:

- Bol'shoy Zhelutsk, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns
of Old Rafalowka, New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)

- Charsznica, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and Ksiaz)

- Dolny Kubin, Slovakia
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)

- Luninyets, Belarus (Memorial book of Luniniec / Kozhanhorodok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Luninyets/Luninyetsh.html [Hebrew]

- Piatek, Poland
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)

- Plawno, Poland
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)

- Praszka, Poland
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)

- Velka Ida, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)

We have continued to updated 21 of our existing projects:

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)

- Chorzele, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Chorzel)

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

- Dobromil, Ukraine (Memorial book of Dobromil)

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

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

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)

- Miechow, Charsznica & Ksiaz, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and
Ksiaz) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Miechow.html

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

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)

- Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)

- Trakai, Lithuania (Troki)

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial 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

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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