Yizkor Book Project, May 2019 #galicia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


I will start off by noting that this will probably be my last Yizkor
Book monthly report. I will be shortly stepping down as Yizkor Book
Project Manager and my place will be taken over by Binny Lewis.
Having being involved in this project >from around 1999 and leading
it >from 2009, it would seem the time is ripe for me to allow someone
with new ideas and energy to take on the project. In the meantime,
I will still be around to help Binny acclimatize to the tasks involved.

I would sincerely like to thank each and every person who has
contributed in some way to the continued success of the Yizkor
Book Project. I am perpetually in awe of the willingness of people to
devote their time and energy to help out in some way to move the
various projects along. I am quite sure that Binny will continue to
receive the same level of support and dedication which will enable
the project to further grow and develop.

As a parting "gift", I am pleased to let you know that the complete
translation of the Wyzkow, Poland Yizkor book is now online. Our
grateful thanks go out to Howard Orenstein who has led this project
from its outset and has untiringly followed through with this project
to its ultimate goal.

Other than that, I would like to note that a number of new
Translation Projects have recently been setup for the books of the
following communities:

- Augustow, Poland
- Skalat, Ukraine
- Zinkiv, Ukraine

The support we need to see these books translated is, naturally,
financial and if you are able to assist in that direction with any
amount, please make your donation on our JewishGen-erosity page
(link below) to the project you wish to support.

Now, before letting you know about the updates and additions, I do
wish you and your families a Shavuot Sameach or a Happy Shavuot.

Last month we added in 3 new entries:

- Baranivka, Ukraine (Zvhil Novograd-Volynskiy)

- Bakalarzewo, Poland (Jewish community book Suwalk and vicinity)

- Rohachiv, Ukraine (Zvhil Novograd-Volynskiy)

And 2 new books:

- Czestochowa, Poland

- Zinkiv, Ukraine

And we have continued to update 21 of our existing projects:

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

- Bukovina (Region), Romania/Ukraine
(History of the Jews in the Bukovina

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)

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

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)

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

- Khotyn, Ukraine
(The book of the community of Khotin (Bessarabia))

- Miskolc, Hungary (The martyrs of Miskolc and vicinity)

- Novohrad-Volyns'kyy, Ukraine (Zvhil Novograd-Volynskiy)

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

- Przemysl, Poland (Przemysl memorial book)

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

- Slutsk, Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine
(Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish community)

- Svencionys, Lithuania
(Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)

- The Jacob Rassen Story

- The Mass Migration

- Wierzbnik, Poland (Wierzbnik-Starachowitz; a memorial book)

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)

- Zawiercie, Poland
(Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and Environs)

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 online.

Shavuot Sameach/Happy Shavuot,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

MODERATOR NOTE: "Yasher koach" and heartfelt thanks to Lance
Ackerfeld, for all he has done to preserve the memory of Jewish
communities in Galicia and elsewhere in Eastern Europe and beyond.
(Galician towns on this month's list: Przemysl and Tarnow, Poland,
and Skalat, Ukraine.)

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