Yizkor Book Report for April 2022 #yizkorbooks #JewishGenUpdates




As you surely know, in the week that has just past, Holocaust Day was marked amongst the world’s Jewish communities. For those involved in the YB Project, memorializing the Holocaust is for us, a daily event. Each day, we continue to strive to make the stories and information about the people and communities that were decimated in the Holocaust available to a wide as possible audience. In this way, we hope that the memories of them will remain alive for this generation and the generations to come.


In a previous report I noted that completing the translation of Yizkor books has become a regular monthly event and pleased to note that so far this claim has held true. In the past month, for instance, we completed the translation of two rather large Yizkor books. 


The first book was the “Mlynov-Muravica Memorial Book” (Mlyniv, Ukraine) which was coordinated by Howard Schwartz, who placed a great deal effort into preparing the translations appearing in this project and included many helpful, explanatory notes. We are now in the process of dotting the i's and crossing the t's of this project, preparing it for publication. We are truly grateful to Howard for leading this project to its successful completion.


The second book completed last month was “The book of Radom (Radom, Poland) which was coordinated by Anita Gabbay. Anita’s name will surely be familiar to you as she has coordinated and is currently coordinating quite a number of other books. I personally would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Anita for her tireless dedication to these projects which has enabled us to bring them to their successful completion. As with the Mylniv book, our intention here is to make this book available as a hard copy and work on this has already begun.


Another piece of good news for this month is that Dr. Jacob Berger has kindly donated an additional book which he has completely translated. This book is “The Rawa-Ruska Memorial Book” and is now completely available in pdf format within the YB Project.


As always, I would like to encourage people to become involved in assisting us in immortalizing our lost communities either by financially supporting existing Yizkor Book Translation Funds or coordinating the translation of a book that is currently without a coordinator or perhaps in some other way. Needless to say, I would be pleased to hear from anyone interested in becoming involved in the YB Project, enabling us to continue with what we have already begun.


And now for the details from last month:

Yizkor Book updates

This past month, 24 existing projects were updated:

·  Augustów, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Augustow and Region)

·  Belitsa, Belarus (The Belica Memorial Book)

·  Carei, Romania (Memorial book for the Jews of Carei and its surroundings)

·  Cieszanów, Poland (The Cieszanow Memorial Book)

·  Derechin, Belarus (The Dereczin Memorial Book)

·  Drogobych, Ukraine (Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw, and surroundings)

·  Edineţ, Moldova (Yad l'Yedinitz; memorial book for the Jewish community of Yedintzi, Bessarabia)

·  Hrubieszów, Poland (Memorial Book of Hrubieshov)

·  Kutno, Poland (Kutno and Surroundings Book)

·  Kuty, Ukraine (Kitov my hometown: survivors of Kuty tell the story of their town))

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

·  Mlyniv, Ukraine (Mlynov-Muravica Memorial Book)

·  Radom, Poland (The book of Radom)

·  Sokoły, Poland (Sokoly: In the Fight for Life)

·  Suceava, Romania (The Book of the Jews from Suceava (Shotz) and the Surrounding Communities)

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

·  Tarnow, Poland (Tarnow; The Life and Destruction of a Jewish City)

·  Ternopil, Ukraine (Tarnopol Volume)

·  Tomaszów Lubelski, Poland (The Tomaszow-Lubelski Memorial Book)

·  Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki in flames; a memorial book to the community of Olkenik in the Vilna district)

·  Volkovysk, Belarus (Wolkovisker Yizkor Book)

·  Warszawa, Poland (Jewish Warsaw that was; a Yiddish literary anthology)

·  Zamość, Poland (The Zamosc Memorial Book)

·  Zolochiv, Ukraine (The City of Zloczow)

New books

The following new books were placed online:


New Yizkor Books in Print

Please to let you know that a number of new books have been published by the remarkably industrious YBIP team: 

  • Wołomin, Poland - Kraków: Sources of Information for Jewish Genealogy and History


If you are interested in purchasing one of these books 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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