Yizkor Book Report for March 2021 #yizkorbooks #JewishGenUpdates



Each month, I am both surprised and gratified to look back over the accomplishments and progress we have managed to achieve and this month is no exception.


Firstly, those regular visitors to the Yizkor Book site will notice that the index of translations has recently undergone an extreme facelift and is now more in keeping with other sections of the JewishGen site and, hopefully, far more convenient to use. Instead of a long list of over 2,000 links, the user can easily search for the book of interest - just typing in a couple of letters, will bring you to the community or book you are looking for. Our grateful thanks go out to Alex Kotovsky for designing and configuring this new page.

By-the-way, the new Translations Index is located at:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Translations/ but for those of you who have the old link, you will be promptly transferred to this new page from the old one.


Other exciting news is that we have now completed another two projects:

Hlybokaye, Belarus  (The Destruction of Globokie) Which was initially begun by Eilat Gordin Levitan and in recent times, the driving force known as Anita Frishman Gabbay, brought about its successful completion for which we are greatly indebted.

Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity) Which was initiated by Mark Schwartz and recently, with some additional effort, has been completely translated.


A journey of a thousand miles and, likewise, a Yizkor Book Translations project, always begins with a single step. In many cases this initial step is the setting up of a dedicated translation fund and so, during March two new funds were setup to financially support the translation of the following books:

·  Radom, Poland (The book of Radom)

·  Tuchin, Ukraine (Tuczin-Kripa, Wolyn; in Memory of the Jewish Community)

If you would like to participate in seeing the translation of these books become a reality, please go to the Yizkor Book Translation Funds  page to donate towards one of them or any other in the list.

And now for details of what was carried out in March:


Yizkor Book updates

This month, 30 existing projects were updated and they were:

·  Będzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)

·  Berehove, Ukraine (The Jews of Berehovo - Beregszasz in pictures)

·  Braslaw, Belarus (Darkness and desolation)

·  Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)

·  Davyd-Haradok, Belarus (Memorial Book of Davidgrodek)

·  Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zhetel)

·  Hrubieszow, Poland (Memorial Book of Hrubieshov)

·  Hlybokaye, Belarus  (The Destruction of Globokie)

·  Jaroslaw, Poland (Jaroslaw Book: a Memorial to Our Town)

·  Kalisz, Poland (The Kalish Book)

·  Kamyanyets, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye, and Colonies)

·  Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)

·  Lviv, Ukraine (A memorial library of countries and communities, Poland Series: Lwow Volume)

·  Makow Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Maków-Mazowiecki)

·  Mizoch, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Mizocz)

·  Mlyniv, Ukraine (Mlynov-Muravica Memorial Book)

·  Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland (Ostrowiec; a monument on the ruins of an annihilated Jewish community)

·  Radom, Poland (The book of Radom)

·  Radomsko, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Radomsk and vicinity)

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

·  Siedlce, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Siedlce)

·  Sokołów Podlaski, Poland (Memorial Book Sokolow-Podlask)

·  Shums'k, Ukraine (Szumsk, memorial book of the martyrs of Szumsk)

·  Tarnogród, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish community)

·  Tysmenytsya, Ukraine (Tysmienica: A Memorial to the Ruins of a Destroyed Jewish Community)

·  Ustilug, Ukraine (The growth and destruction of the community of Uscilug)

·  Valozhyn, Belarus (Wolozin; the book of the city and of the Etz Hayyim Yeshiva)

·  Wołomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)

·  Wysokie Mazowieckie, Poland (Wysokie-Mazowieckie; Memorial Book)

·  Zolochiv, Ukraine   (The City of Zloczow)


New book

The following is a new project placed online during March.

  • Husyatyn, Ukraine (Husiatin, Podolia (Ukraine): Jewish settlement founded in 16th century, annihilated in 1942)

New entries

The following are new entries placed online during March.

  • Lubraniec, Poland (from “Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume IV”)
  • Przedecz, Poland (from “Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume IV”)


New Yizkor Book in Print

Never disappointing us, the Yizkor Book in Print Project has published yet another new volume during March:

If you are interested in purchasing this book or any of the others that have been made available, please go to the YBIP main page using the link shown below.

Important links

Before ending this report, here are some important links to note:

All the best,

Lance Ackerfeld

Director of Special Projects - Yizkor Books




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