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Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #poland #warsaw

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt and we
at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we
planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you
know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring
up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable
Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that
three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor
Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats
for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we have now added
a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats
and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well
as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other
books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are
behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to
let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to
take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

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

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the
Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated
during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of
Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and Pochayiv)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #warsaw #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt and we
at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we
planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you
know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring
up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable
Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that
three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor
Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats
for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we have now added
a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats
and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well
as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other
books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are
behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to
let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to
take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

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

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the
Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated
during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of
Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and Pochayiv)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


David Laskin to keynote at IAJGS Conference #warsaw #poland

Hal Bookbinder
 

David Laskin will be the keynote speaker at IAJGS Conference this
summer. His award-winning books are especially relevant to our family
experiences and to the WWI era. Laskin's book, "The Family," tells the
story of the three paths taken by his family. Descended >from a Torah
scribe in the Pale, some came to America where they lived the American
dream, some to Palestine as pioneer farmers and some remained in
Europe to face to horrors of the Shoah.

In his previous book, "The Long Way Home," he describes the
experiences of a dozen European immigrants who returned to Europe as
part of the American expeditionary forces in WWI.

His presentation will be given at the opening of the conference on
July 27, 2014 in Salt Lake City. The full program should be available
at the conference website by mid-April. For more information and to
register please see www.iajgs2014.org.

Hal Bookbinder, Lead Conference co-Chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, Utah, July 27 - August 1, 2014


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland David Laskin to keynote at IAJGS Conference #poland #warsaw

Hal Bookbinder
 

David Laskin will be the keynote speaker at IAJGS Conference this
summer. His award-winning books are especially relevant to our family
experiences and to the WWI era. Laskin's book, "The Family," tells the
story of the three paths taken by his family. Descended >from a Torah
scribe in the Pale, some came to America where they lived the American
dream, some to Palestine as pioneer farmers and some remained in
Europe to face to horrors of the Shoah.

In his previous book, "The Long Way Home," he describes the
experiences of a dozen European immigrants who returned to Europe as
part of the American expeditionary forces in WWI.

His presentation will be given at the opening of the conference on
July 27, 2014 in Salt Lake City. The full program should be available
at the conference website by mid-April. For more information and to
register please see www.iajgs2014.org.

Hal Bookbinder, Lead Conference co-Chair
34th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Salt Lake City, Utah, July 27 - August 1, 2014


[Greece] Romaniote Jews Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Holocaust in Ioannina #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On March 30, the Jews of Ionnina came to commemorate the 70h anniversary of the
destruction of their community by the Nazis. Ionnina is located in Northeastern
Greece and was once the center of Romaniote Judaism. Neither Ashkenazi nor
Sephardic, Romaniote Jews, emerged >from the first Jewish communities of Europe.
Records indicate the first Jewish presence in Greece dating back to 300 BCE. They
spoke their own language, Yevanic, or Judeo-Greek, a version of Greek infused with
Hebrew and written with the Hebrew script.

After the expulsion of the Jews of Spain in 1492, many Sephardic Jews found refuge
in the Ottoman Empire that then ruled Greece. Soon, Sephardic communities sprang
up, most notably in Thessaloniki, known as the Jerusalem of the Balkans. The
preexisting Romaniote communities were absorbed into the larger, Sephardic
Ladino-speaking ones that eventually became largely synonymous with Greek Jewry. In
the isolated islands and mountains, the Romaniotes remained the dominant
tradition, and Ioannina was the largest of these communities. With the break-up of
the Ottoman Empire in the 20th century many Romaniotes immigrated to North America
and what would become Israel. By the beginning of World War II approximately
2,000 Romaniote Jews were in Ionnina. On March 25, 1944 the Nazis rounded up the
Jews and transported them to Auschwitz. Only 112 Ionnina Jews survived Auschwitz
and another 69 escaped the roundup.The names of the town's 1,832 Jews who were
murdered are carved on marble tablets on the walls of the synagogue.

Several other small communities that identify with the Romaniote tradition
continue to exist in places like Chalkida and Volos, however, most live in
Athens today.

The Canadian ambassador to Greece, Robert Peck, was instrumental in helping
organize the commemorations, noting the lack of available information about
the Jews of Ioannina. At Ambassador Peck's urging the (Vancouver) Simon
Fraser University Media Lab designed a website detailing Ioannina's Jewish
history and an app The app and website, "Ioaninna's Jewish Legacy:
Yesterday and Today" was launched on March 25 and may be viewed at:
http://www.ioanninajewishlegacy.com/ The website has a listing of the
"extinct" Jews >from Ioaninna-it is all in the Greek language but a
translation service such as Google translate should help.

To read more about this commemoration and Ioannina's Jewish History and
Romaniote Jews see: http://tinyurl.com/kuo6bkd
Original url:
http://www.jta.org/2014/04/01/news-opinion/world/greeces-romaniote-jews-reme
mber-a-catastrophe-and-grapple-with-disappearing?utm_source=Newsletter+subsc
ribers&utm_campaign=2422f72b23-JTA_Daily_Briefing_4_2_2014&utm_medium=email&
utm_term=0_2dce5bc6f8-2422f72b23-25350893

and: http://www.enetenglish.gr/?i=news.en.article&id=1810]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen [Greece] Romaniote Jews Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Holocaust in Ioannina #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On March 30, the Jews of Ionnina came to commemorate the 70h anniversary of the
destruction of their community by the Nazis. Ionnina is located in Northeastern
Greece and was once the center of Romaniote Judaism. Neither Ashkenazi nor
Sephardic, Romaniote Jews, emerged >from the first Jewish communities of Europe.
Records indicate the first Jewish presence in Greece dating back to 300 BCE. They
spoke their own language, Yevanic, or Judeo-Greek, a version of Greek infused with
Hebrew and written with the Hebrew script.

After the expulsion of the Jews of Spain in 1492, many Sephardic Jews found refuge
in the Ottoman Empire that then ruled Greece. Soon, Sephardic communities sprang
up, most notably in Thessaloniki, known as the Jerusalem of the Balkans. The
preexisting Romaniote communities were absorbed into the larger, Sephardic
Ladino-speaking ones that eventually became largely synonymous with Greek Jewry. In
the isolated islands and mountains, the Romaniotes remained the dominant
tradition, and Ioannina was the largest of these communities. With the break-up of
the Ottoman Empire in the 20th century many Romaniotes immigrated to North America
and what would become Israel. By the beginning of World War II approximately
2,000 Romaniote Jews were in Ionnina. On March 25, 1944 the Nazis rounded up the
Jews and transported them to Auschwitz. Only 112 Ionnina Jews survived Auschwitz
and another 69 escaped the roundup.The names of the town's 1,832 Jews who were
murdered are carved on marble tablets on the walls of the synagogue.

Several other small communities that identify with the Romaniote tradition
continue to exist in places like Chalkida and Volos, however, most live in
Athens today.

The Canadian ambassador to Greece, Robert Peck, was instrumental in helping
organize the commemorations, noting the lack of available information about
the Jews of Ioannina. At Ambassador Peck's urging the (Vancouver) Simon
Fraser University Media Lab designed a website detailing Ioannina's Jewish
history and an app The app and website, "Ioaninna's Jewish Legacy:
Yesterday and Today" was launched on March 25 and may be viewed at:
http://www.ioanninajewishlegacy.com/ The website has a listing of the
"extinct" Jews >from Ioaninna-it is all in the Greek language but a
translation service such as Google translate should help.

To read more about this commemoration and Ioannina's Jewish History and
Romaniote Jews see: http://tinyurl.com/kuo6bkd
Original url:
http://www.jta.org/2014/04/01/news-opinion/world/greeces-romaniote-jews-reme
mber-a-catastrophe-and-grapple-with-disappearing?utm_source=Newsletter+subsc
ribers&utm_campaign=2422f72b23-JTA_Daily_Briefing_4_2_2014&utm_medium=email&
utm_term=0_2dce5bc6f8-2422f72b23-25350893

and: http://www.enetenglish.gr/?i=news.en.article&id=1810]

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #romania

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt and we
at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we
planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you
know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring
up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable
Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that
three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor
Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats
for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we have now added
a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats
and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well
as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other
books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are
behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to
let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to
take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

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

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the
Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated
during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of
Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of
its District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and Pochayiv)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Romania SIG #Romania Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #romania

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt and we
at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we
planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you
know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring
up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable
Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that
three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor
Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats
for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we have now added
a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats
and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well
as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other
books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are
behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to
let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to
take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

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

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the
Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated
during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of
Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of
its District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and Pochayiv)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Call for Stern Grant Submissions - Deadline May 15, 2014 #belarus

LAURENCE HARRIS
 

The 2014 IAJGS Stern Grantcommittee invites nominations for this important
grant that memorializes the late Rabbi Malcolm Stern and his efforts to
increase the availability of resources for Jewish genealogical research.
The intention of the Rabbi Malcolm Stern Grant is to encourage institutions
to pursue projects, activities and acquisitions that provide new or
enhanced resources to benefit Jewish genealogists. The grant is given
to non-profit institutions, not to individuals. For 2014 there is possibility
of two awards (including the John Stedman Memorial Grant) of up to $3000 each.
Nominations for the Stern Grant are usually made by IAJGS Member organizations
-- not by individuals. We encourage individuals, however to participate in the
process by contacting their local or most relevant IAJGS Member organization
to suggest worthy recipients for the grant. For a list of Member organizations
of IAJGS, see http://www.iajgs.org/members/members.html.For more information
about the grant (and past grantees), go to http://www.iajgs.org/awards/stern.html
Submissions by IAJGS Member organizations can be made online at http://stevemor=
se.org/awards/nominate.php . Instructions can be found on the site.Please note
that a separate nomination for the John Stedman Memorial Grant is not required
The nomination should be made for the Stern Grant as the evaluation criteria and
process for both grants are the same, and any nominations received for the
Stern Grant will automatically also be considered for the John Stedman Memorial
Grant.

Questions? Contact
Laurence Harris at laurence@lizlo.com
The deadline for nominations is midnight May 15, 2014.2014
Stern Grant Committee Laurence Harris (Chairperson)
laurence@lizlo.com Fred Blum FRED@brservices.com
Rhoda Miller rhodamiller104@gmail.com


Belarus SIG #Belarus Call for Stern Grant Submissions - Deadline May 15, 2014 #belarus

LAURENCE HARRIS
 

The 2014 IAJGS Stern Grantcommittee invites nominations for this important
grant that memorializes the late Rabbi Malcolm Stern and his efforts to
increase the availability of resources for Jewish genealogical research.
The intention of the Rabbi Malcolm Stern Grant is to encourage institutions
to pursue projects, activities and acquisitions that provide new or
enhanced resources to benefit Jewish genealogists. The grant is given
to non-profit institutions, not to individuals. For 2014 there is possibility
of two awards (including the John Stedman Memorial Grant) of up to $3000 each.
Nominations for the Stern Grant are usually made by IAJGS Member organizations
-- not by individuals. We encourage individuals, however to participate in the
process by contacting their local or most relevant IAJGS Member organization
to suggest worthy recipients for the grant. For a list of Member organizations
of IAJGS, see http://www.iajgs.org/members/members.html.For more information
about the grant (and past grantees), go to http://www.iajgs.org/awards/stern.html
Submissions by IAJGS Member organizations can be made online at http://stevemor=
se.org/awards/nominate.php . Instructions can be found on the site.Please note
that a separate nomination for the John Stedman Memorial Grant is not required
The nomination should be made for the Stern Grant as the evaluation criteria and
process for both grants are the same, and any nominations received for the
Stern Grant will automatically also be considered for the John Stedman Memorial
Grant.

Questions? Contact
Laurence Harris at laurence@lizlo.com
The deadline for nominations is midnight May 15, 2014.2014
Stern Grant Committee Laurence Harris (Chairperson)
laurence@lizlo.com Fred Blum FRED@brservices.com
Rhoda Miller rhodamiller104@gmail.com


Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #france

bounce-2771793-772957@...
 

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt and we
at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we
planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you
know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring
up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable
Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that
three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor
Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats
for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we have now added
a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats
and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well
as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other
books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are
behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to
let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to
take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

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

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the
Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated
during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of
Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and Pochayiv)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


French SIG #France Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #france

bounce-2771793-772957@...
 

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt and we
at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we
planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you
know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring
up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable
Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that
three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor
Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats
for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we have now added
a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats
and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well
as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other
books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are
behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to
let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to
take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

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

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the
Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated
during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of
Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and Pochayiv)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #yiddish

bounce-2771793-772983@...
 

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt and we
at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we
planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you
know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring
up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable
Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that
three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor
Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats
for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we have now added
a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats
and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well
as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other
books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are
behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to
let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to
take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

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

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the
Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated
during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of
Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and Pochayiv)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #yiddish

bounce-2771793-772983@...
 

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt and we
at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we
planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you
know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring
up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable
Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that
three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor
Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats
for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we have now added
a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats
and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well
as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other
books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are
behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to
let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to
take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

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

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the
Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated
during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of
Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the
foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and Pochayiv)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in
Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring
villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town
Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and
Environs) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka
and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find
them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go
online.

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #galicia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: See especially the references below to Korczyna,
Poland, and Horodenka, Tlumach, and Zolochiv, Ukraine -- towns
once in Galicia.}

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt
and we at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out
all that we planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I
did want to let you know that we haven't been idle over the last
month and also wanted to bring up the subject of Pesach/Passover...
So, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you and your
families an extremely enjoyable Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know
that three new books were published during this last month through
our Yizkor Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book
500 years of Jewish Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine
(Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new
formats for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we
have now added a soft cover and e-book format for one of our
existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book)

and details of these new formats and prices can be seen at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well as information
on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing
other books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and
are behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500
volunteers at: http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor
way we have endeavored to let the world know of the important
contributions of these wonderful people. You would like to contribute?
My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to take some part in the
YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

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

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow
who perished in the Holocaust)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community
that was exterminated during the Holocaust)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland
(Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

- Wolomin, Poland
(Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine
(Akkerman and the Towns of its District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or:
The beloved village by the foot of the Carpathians)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

- Czestochowa, Poland
(Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko;
in memory of a martyred community which was destroyed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine
(Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and Pochayiv)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom;
the story of a Jewish community in Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine
(Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie
and the neighboring villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania
(Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories
of our town Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

- Zawiercie, Poland
(Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and Environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine
(The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka and Ignatovka)) h
ttp://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html
to make it easy to find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations
go online.

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Yizkor Book Project, March 2014 #galicia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: See especially the references below to Korczyna,
Poland, and Horodenka, Tlumach, and Zolochiv, Ukraine -- towns
once in Galicia.}

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight >from Egypt
and we at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out
all that we planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I
did want to let you know that we haven't been idle over the last
month and also wanted to bring up the subject of Pesach/Passover...
So, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you and your
families an extremely enjoyable Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know
that three new books were published during this last month through
our Yizkor Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book
500 years of Jewish Life)
- Korczyna, Poland (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine
(Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new
formats for existing books. Apart >from a usual hard cover format, we
have now added a soft cover and e-book format for one of our
existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book)

and details of these new formats and prices can be seen at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html as well as information
on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing
other books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly thank the hundreds of
volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and
are behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500
volunteers at: http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor
way we have endeavored to let the world know of the important
contributions of these wonderful people. You would like to contribute?
My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to take some part in the
YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

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

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia1/latvia1.html

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow
who perished in the Holocaust)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michow/Michow.html

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community
that was exterminated during the Holocaust)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland
(Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of Ostrovtse, Apt...)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

- Wolomin, Poland
(Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html

Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html

We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine
(Akkerman and the Towns of its District; Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or:
The beloved village by the foot of the Carpathians)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

- Czestochowa, Poland
(Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Grajewo/Grajewo.html

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/indura/indura.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko;
in memory of a martyred community which was destroyed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

- Kremenets, Ukraine
(Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and Pochayiv)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Latvia (Latvian Jewry)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/latvia/latvia.html

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom;
the story of a Jewish community in Poland destroyed by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine
(Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ludvipol/Ludvipol.html

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie
and the neighboring villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania
(Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories
of our town Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

- Zawiercie, Poland
(Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and Environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zawiercie/zawiercie.html

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine
(The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka and Ignatovka)) h
ttp://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.html

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html
to make it easy to find them.
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations
go online.

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com


[Greece] Romaniote Jews Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Holocaust in Ioannina #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On March 30, the Jews of Ionnina came to commemorate the 70h anniversary of
the destruction of their community by the Nazis. Ionnina is located in
Northeastern Greece and was once the center of Romaniote Judaism. Neither
Ashkenazi nor Sephardic, Romaniote Jews, emerged >from the first Jewish
communities of Europe. Records indicate the first Jewish presence in Greece
dating back to 300 BCE. They spoke their own language, Yevanic, or
Judeo-Greek, a version of Greek infused with Hebrew and written with the
Hebrew script.

After the expulsion of the Jews of Spain in 1492, many Sephardic Jews found
refuge in the Ottoman Empire that then ruled Greece. Soon, Sephardic
communities sprang up, most notably in Thessaloniki, known as the Jerusalem
of the Balkans. The preexisting Romaniote communities were absorbed into the
larger, Sephardic Ladino-speaking ones that eventually became largely
synonymous with Greek Jewry. In the isolated islands and mountains, the
Romaniotes remained the dominant tradition, and Ioannina was the largest of
these communities. With the break-up of the Ottoman Empire in the 20th
century many Romaniotes immigrated to North America and what would become
Israel. By the beginning of World War II approximately 2,000 Romaniote Jews
were in Ionnina. On March 25, 1944 the Nazis rounded up the Jews and
transported them to Auschwitz. Only 112 Ionnina Jews survived Auschwitz and
another 69 escaped the roundup.The names of the town's 1,832 Jews who were
murdered are carved on marble tablets on the walls of the synagogue.

Several other small communities that identify with the Romaniote tradition
continue to exist in places like Chalkida and Volos, however, most live in
Athens today.

The Canadian ambassador to Greece, Robert Peck, was instrumental in helping
organize the commemorations, noting the lack of available information about
the Jews of Ioannina. At Ambassador Peck's urging the (Vancouver) Simon
Fraser University Media Lab designed a website detailing Ioannina's Jewish
history and an app The app and website, "Ioaninna's Jewish Legacy:
Yesterday and Today" was launched on March 25 and may be viewed at:
http://www.ioanninajewishlegacy.com/ The website has a listing of the
"extinct" Jews >from Ioaninna-it is all in the Greek language but a
translation service such as Google translate should help.

To read more about this commemoration and Ioannina's Jewish History and
Romaniote Jews see: http://tinyurl.com/kuo6bkd
Original url:
http://www.jta.org/2014/04/01/news-opinion/world/greeces-romaniote-jews-remember-a-catastrophe-and-grapple-with-disappearing?utm_source=Newsletter+subscribers&utm_campaign=2422f72b23-JTA_Daily_Briefing_4_2_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2dce5bc6f8-2422f72b23-25350893

and: http://www.enetenglish.gr/?i=news.en.article&id=1810

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Sephardic SIG #Sephardim [Greece] Romaniote Jews Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Holocaust in Ioannina #sephardic

Jan Meisels Allen
 

On March 30, the Jews of Ionnina came to commemorate the 70h anniversary of
the destruction of their community by the Nazis. Ionnina is located in
Northeastern Greece and was once the center of Romaniote Judaism. Neither
Ashkenazi nor Sephardic, Romaniote Jews, emerged >from the first Jewish
communities of Europe. Records indicate the first Jewish presence in Greece
dating back to 300 BCE. They spoke their own language, Yevanic, or
Judeo-Greek, a version of Greek infused with Hebrew and written with the
Hebrew script.

After the expulsion of the Jews of Spain in 1492, many Sephardic Jews found
refuge in the Ottoman Empire that then ruled Greece. Soon, Sephardic
communities sprang up, most notably in Thessaloniki, known as the Jerusalem
of the Balkans. The preexisting Romaniote communities were absorbed into the
larger, Sephardic Ladino-speaking ones that eventually became largely
synonymous with Greek Jewry. In the isolated islands and mountains, the
Romaniotes remained the dominant tradition, and Ioannina was the largest of
these communities. With the break-up of the Ottoman Empire in the 20th
century many Romaniotes immigrated to North America and what would become
Israel. By the beginning of World War II approximately 2,000 Romaniote Jews
were in Ionnina. On March 25, 1944 the Nazis rounded up the Jews and
transported them to Auschwitz. Only 112 Ionnina Jews survived Auschwitz and
another 69 escaped the roundup.The names of the town's 1,832 Jews who were
murdered are carved on marble tablets on the walls of the synagogue.

Several other small communities that identify with the Romaniote tradition
continue to exist in places like Chalkida and Volos, however, most live in
Athens today.

The Canadian ambassador to Greece, Robert Peck, was instrumental in helping
organize the commemorations, noting the lack of available information about
the Jews of Ioannina. At Ambassador Peck's urging the (Vancouver) Simon
Fraser University Media Lab designed a website detailing Ioannina's Jewish
history and an app The app and website, "Ioaninna's Jewish Legacy:
Yesterday and Today" was launched on March 25 and may be viewed at:
http://www.ioanninajewishlegacy.com/ The website has a listing of the
"extinct" Jews >from Ioaninna-it is all in the Greek language but a
translation service such as Google translate should help.

To read more about this commemoration and Ioannina's Jewish History and
Romaniote Jews see: http://tinyurl.com/kuo6bkd
Original url:
http://www.jta.org/2014/04/01/news-opinion/world/greeces-romaniote-jews-remember-a-catastrophe-and-grapple-with-disappearing?utm_source=Newsletter+subscribers&utm_campaign=2422f72b23-JTA_Daily_Briefing_4_2_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2dce5bc6f8-2422f72b23-25350893

and: http://www.enetenglish.gr/?i=news.en.article&id=1810

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Re: Professor Anatole Klyosov's article, Thoughts About Jewish DNA Genealogy #dna

Arline and Sidney Sachs
 

Thanks to Jeff Wexler for telling us about Professor Anatole Klyosov's
Article. I found it very interesting. However, I wished he went into
more details (including where he got his samples from) about the
haplogroups other then the R. For example he wrote "The remaining
haplogroups of Jews were acquired later, many in Europe during the time of
the Diaspora. These are primarily haplogroups I1, I2, Q, R2, X, and T and
subclades. European haplogroups of Jews often date back to about 650
years ago or even later; possible reasons for this are given above." and
"the common ancestor of the Kohanim haplogroup J1 lived only 1,050 years
ago." The dates seem much later then what others are estimating for
them.

Sidney Sachs
Lorton, VA


DNA Research #DNA Re: Professor Anatole Klyosov's article, Thoughts About Jewish DNA Genealogy #dna

Arline and Sidney Sachs
 

Thanks to Jeff Wexler for telling us about Professor Anatole Klyosov's
Article. I found it very interesting. However, I wished he went into
more details (including where he got his samples from) about the
haplogroups other then the R. For example he wrote "The remaining
haplogroups of Jews were acquired later, many in Europe during the time of
the Diaspora. These are primarily haplogroups I1, I2, Q, R2, X, and T and
subclades. European haplogroups of Jews often date back to about 650
years ago or even later; possible reasons for this are given above." and
"the common ancestor of the Kohanim haplogroup J1 lived only 1,050 years
ago." The dates seem much later then what others are estimating for
them.

Sidney Sachs
Lorton, VA

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