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Yizkor Book Project, July 2018 #usa

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Last month, the Yizkor Book Project, saw important additions to many
of our ongoing projects, some of which have been on a "low flame" for
quite some time. For myself, this is a very encouraging sign and am
hopeful that this trend will continue in months to come.

In what has become a regular part of my monthly reports, I am pleased,
once again, to let you know that a further Yizkor Book has been
completely translated. The book this time, is the Tovste, Ukraine book
- the "Memorial book of Tluste" which has been deftly coordinated by
Douglas Hykle and who, with the assistance a number of skilled
volunteer and professional translators, succeeded in achieving this
lofty goal. Many thanks to Doug and all those involved in this effort.

The timely completion of this translation comes just before the IAJGS
conference in Warsaw and I do wish all the participants a very
memorable, and enlightening time there. As always, we have a Yizkor
Book Birds of a Feather meeting which will be lead this year by Max
Heffler who has been very active in our project for numerous years. I
join with Max in inviting you to this meeting where you can learn more
about what we're doing and meet those already active in the YB
project.

Another very timely addition to the Yizkor Book Project, to be exact
to the Yizkor Books in Print Project, is the publishing of the "We
Remember Lest the World Forget" book, containing unique and moving
personal testimonies of Minsk Ghetto survivors. Thanks, as always, to
Joel Alpert and his dedicated and amazing team of volunteers for all
the work they do in this project. Joel has also informed me that the
translation into English of the Brody, Ukraine Yizkor book will be
made available to the public in the very near future, which is also
great news. For details of the 70 odd books that are already
available, please see the link to this project at the end of this
report.

The Yizkor Book Project is only able to achieve what it does through
the tireless assistance of a great number of volunteers who have a
special place in their hearts, like myself, for this endeavor.
Although we have many volunteers, we are still "greedy" for more to
help advance the myriad of projects we have running. For instance, we
are always on the lookout for editing help, especially people with
knowledge of Hebrew and/or Yiddish.

We are also currently looking for a volunteer who can transcribe
Cyrillic into English so that we can make a list of martyrs from
Vitebsk, Belarus available in the YB project. If the above fields of
expertise suit you to a tee and you are able to dedicate some time to
our project, I would be pleased to hear >from you.

As one of the aims of the Yizkor Book Project is to make the material
they contain freely available to a wide as possible audience, I was
pleased to receive the complete translation into Polish of the Sierpc,
Poland Yizkor Book which was kindly presented to us by Avraham Nanes.
This translation, together with the many others we have online in
languages other than English, is linked in the "Other Languages"
section in our Translations Index page - the link to which, is
provided at the end of this report.

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

We have added in one new book:

- Sieprc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sierpc/sierpcp.html [Polish]

We have added in 2 new entries:

- Klaipeda, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_091.html

- Veisiejai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_612.html

And we have continued to update 29 of our existing projects:

- Belitsa, Belarus (Book of Belitzah-Bielica)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belitsa/Belitsa.html

- Bialobrzegi, Poland (Book of Remembrance of the Community of
Bialobrzeg)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialobrzegi/Bialobrzegi.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

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

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the
Jewish community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Chelm, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm1/chelm1.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dolginovo, Belarus (Eternal flame; in memory of Dolhinow)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dolginovo/dolginovo.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Dynow, Poland (The Memorial Book of Jewish Dinov)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dynow1/dynow1.html

- Kamyanyets, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye,
and Colonies) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamenets/Kamenets.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

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

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kurenets, Belarus (The scroll of Kurzeniac)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kurenets/kurenets.html

- Lithuania (Lite, volume 1)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Lithuania (Lite, volume 2)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita2/lita2.html

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lithuania4.html

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

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs
of our City)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozeryany/Ozeryany.html

- Smarhon, Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

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

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Tovste, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tluste)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tovste/tovste.html

- Volkovysk, Belarus (Wolkovisker Yizkor Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/volkovysk/volkovysk.html

- We want to live
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.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. All the best,

Lance Ackerfeld, Yizkor Book Project Manager


Early American SIG #USA Yizkor Book Project, July 2018 #usa

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Last month, the Yizkor Book Project, saw important additions to many
of our ongoing projects, some of which have been on a "low flame" for
quite some time. For myself, this is a very encouraging sign and am
hopeful that this trend will continue in months to come.

In what has become a regular part of my monthly reports, I am pleased,
once again, to let you know that a further Yizkor Book has been
completely translated. The book this time, is the Tovste, Ukraine book
- the "Memorial book of Tluste" which has been deftly coordinated by
Douglas Hykle and who, with the assistance a number of skilled
volunteer and professional translators, succeeded in achieving this
lofty goal. Many thanks to Doug and all those involved in this effort.

The timely completion of this translation comes just before the IAJGS
conference in Warsaw and I do wish all the participants a very
memorable, and enlightening time there. As always, we have a Yizkor
Book Birds of a Feather meeting which will be lead this year by Max
Heffler who has been very active in our project for numerous years. I
join with Max in inviting you to this meeting where you can learn more
about what we're doing and meet those already active in the YB
project.

Another very timely addition to the Yizkor Book Project, to be exact
to the Yizkor Books in Print Project, is the publishing of the "We
Remember Lest the World Forget" book, containing unique and moving
personal testimonies of Minsk Ghetto survivors. Thanks, as always, to
Joel Alpert and his dedicated and amazing team of volunteers for all
the work they do in this project. Joel has also informed me that the
translation into English of the Brody, Ukraine Yizkor book will be
made available to the public in the very near future, which is also
great news. For details of the 70 odd books that are already
available, please see the link to this project at the end of this
report.

The Yizkor Book Project is only able to achieve what it does through
the tireless assistance of a great number of volunteers who have a
special place in their hearts, like myself, for this endeavor.
Although we have many volunteers, we are still "greedy" for more to
help advance the myriad of projects we have running. For instance, we
are always on the lookout for editing help, especially people with
knowledge of Hebrew and/or Yiddish.

We are also currently looking for a volunteer who can transcribe
Cyrillic into English so that we can make a list of martyrs from
Vitebsk, Belarus available in the YB project. If the above fields of
expertise suit you to a tee and you are able to dedicate some time to
our project, I would be pleased to hear >from you.

As one of the aims of the Yizkor Book Project is to make the material
they contain freely available to a wide as possible audience, I was
pleased to receive the complete translation into Polish of the Sierpc,
Poland Yizkor Book which was kindly presented to us by Avraham Nanes.
This translation, together with the many others we have online in
languages other than English, is linked in the "Other Languages"
section in our Translations Index page - the link to which, is
provided at the end of this report.

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

We have added in one new book:

- Sieprc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sierpc/sierpcp.html [Polish]

We have added in 2 new entries:

- Klaipeda, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_091.html

- Veisiejai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_612.html

And we have continued to update 29 of our existing projects:

- Belitsa, Belarus (Book of Belitzah-Bielica)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belitsa/Belitsa.html

- Bialobrzegi, Poland (Book of Remembrance of the Community of
Bialobrzeg)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialobrzegi/Bialobrzegi.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

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

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the
Jewish community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Chelm, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm1/chelm1.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dolginovo, Belarus (Eternal flame; in memory of Dolhinow)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dolginovo/dolginovo.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Dynow, Poland (The Memorial Book of Jewish Dinov)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dynow1/dynow1.html

- Kamyanyets, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye,
and Colonies) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamenets/Kamenets.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

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

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kurenets, Belarus (The scroll of Kurzeniac)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kurenets/kurenets.html

- Lithuania (Lite, volume 1)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Lithuania (Lite, volume 2)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita2/lita2.html

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lithuania4.html

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

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs
of our City)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozeryany/Ozeryany.html

- Smarhon, Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

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

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Tovste, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tluste)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tovste/tovste.html

- Volkovysk, Belarus (Wolkovisker Yizkor Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/volkovysk/volkovysk.html

- We want to live
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.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. All the best,

Lance Ackerfeld, Yizkor Book Project Manager


FRANK in San Antonio, Texas #usa

Neil Kominsky
 

Any early Texas mayvins out there? I am trying to find information on
L. FRANK (never anything but first initial in records I have found),
who was the proprietor of L. Frank Saddlery and an ancestor of the
prominent Straus family. I am looking for a possible connection to
A.B.(Abraham) FRANK, who established a dry good business in San
Antonio in 1879 and later went into cattle ranching as well.
A.B. Frank was born in Altenschoenbach, Lower Franconia in 1847, and
remained in business in San Antonio until his death in 1907 in New York.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Neil Kominsky, Brookline, MA nkominsky@gmail.com

Moderator note: Which "prominent Straus family"? There are several.


Early American SIG #USA FRANK in San Antonio, Texas #usa

Neil Kominsky
 

Any early Texas mayvins out there? I am trying to find information on
L. FRANK (never anything but first initial in records I have found),
who was the proprietor of L. Frank Saddlery and an ancestor of the
prominent Straus family. I am looking for a possible connection to
A.B.(Abraham) FRANK, who established a dry good business in San
Antonio in 1879 and later went into cattle ranching as well.
A.B. Frank was born in Altenschoenbach, Lower Franconia in 1847, and
remained in business in San Antonio until his death in 1907 in New York.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Neil Kominsky, Brookline, MA nkominsky@gmail.com

Moderator note: Which "prominent Straus family"? There are several.


Reminder: Obemayer German Jewish History Award submission deadline #germany

Arthur Obermayer <obermayer@...>
 

Reminder: The deadline for Obermayer German Jewish History Award
nominations this year is September 12th, and supplementary materials are
due by September 6. The awards honor individuals and organizations in
Germany who have preserved, raised awareness of, or breathed new life
into a once-vibrant Jewish history and culture in their communities (see
web site for details).

Nominees who were not successful in previous years may be eligible for
this year’s awards. Nominators need only to submit an updated
application. Instructions may be found on the Obermayer web site.

http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm.

The awards are sponsored by the Obermayer Foundation in cooperation with
the President of the Berlin House of Representatives, the Leo Baeck
Institute, and GerSIG.

Additional information about the award may be found on the Obermayer
Foundation may be found at:

http://obermayer.us/award

The call for nominations can be obtained at

http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm

Betty Solbjor (on behalf of the Obermayer Foundation), Dedham, MA


Yizkor Book Project, July 2018 ["Germany" not mentioned] #germany

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Last month, the Yizkor Book Project, saw important additions to many
of our ongoing projects, some of which have been on a "low flame" for
quite some time. For myself, this is a very encouraging sign and am
hopeful that this trend will continue in months to come.

In what has become a regular part of my monthly reports, I am pleased,
once again, to let you know that a further Yizkor Book has been
completely translated. The book this time, is the Tovste, Ukraine book
- the "Memorial book of Tluste" which has been deftly coordinated by
Douglas Hykle and who, with the assistance a number of skilled
volunteer and professional translators, succeeded in achieving this
lofty goal. Many thanks to Doug and all those involved in this effort.

The timely completion of this translation comes just before the IAJGS
conference in Warsaw and I do wish all the participants a very
memorable, and enlightening time there. As always, we have a Yizkor
Book Birds of a Feather meeting which will be lead this year by Max
Heffler who has been very active in our project for numerous years. I
join with Max in inviting you to this meeting where you can learn more
about what we're doing and meet those already active in the YB
project.

Another very timely addition to the Yizkor Book Project, to be exact
to the Yizkor Books in Print Project, is the publishing of the "We
Remember Lest the World Forget" book, containing unique and moving
personal testimonies of Minsk Ghetto survivors. Thanks, as always, to
Joel Alpert and his dedicated and amazing team of volunteers for all
the work they do in this project. Joel has also informed me that the
translation into English of the Brody, Ukraine Yizkor book will be
made available to the public in the very near future, which is also
great news. For details of the 70 odd books that are already
available, please see the link to this project at the end of this
report.

The Yizkor Book Project is only able to achieve what it does through
the tireless assistance of a great number of volunteers who have a
special place in their hearts, like myself, for this endeavor.
Although we have many volunteers, we are still "greedy" for more to
help advance the myriad of projects we have running. For instance, we
are always on the lookout for editing help, especially people with
knowledge of Hebrew and/or Yiddish.

We are also currently looking for a volunteer who can transcribe
Cyrillic into English so that we can make a list of martyrs from
Vitebsk, Belarus available in the YB project. If the above fields of
expertise suit you to a tee and you are able to dedicate some time to
our project, I would be pleased to hear >from you.

As one of the aims of the Yizkor Book Project is to make the material
they contain freely available to a wide as possible audience, I was
pleased to receive the complete translation into Polish of the Sierpc,
Poland Yizkor Book which was kindly presented to us by Avraham Nanes.
This translation, together with the many others we have online in
languages other than English, is linked in the "Other Languages"
section in our Translations Index page - the link to which, is
provided at the end of this report.

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

We have added in one new book:

- Sieprc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sierpc/sierpcp.html [Polish]

We have added in 2 new entries:

- Klaipeda, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_091.html

- Veisiejai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_612.html

And we have continued to update 29 of our existing projects:

- Belitsa, Belarus (Book of Belitzah-Bielica)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belitsa/Belitsa.html

- Bialobrzegi, Poland (Book of Remembrance of the Community of
Bialobrzeg)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialobrzegi/Bialobrzegi.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

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

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the
Jewish community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Chelm, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm1/chelm1.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dolginovo, Belarus (Eternal flame; in memory of Dolhinow)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dolginovo/dolginovo.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Dynow, Poland (The Memorial Book of Jewish Dinov)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dynow1/dynow1.html

- Kamyanyets, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye,
and Colonies) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamenets/Kamenets.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

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

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kurenets, Belarus (The scroll of Kurzeniac)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kurenets/kurenets.html

- Lithuania (Lite, volume 1)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Lithuania (Lite, volume 2)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita2/lita2.html

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lithuania4.html

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

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs
of our City)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozeryany/Ozeryany.html

- Smarhon, Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

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

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Tovste, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tluste)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tovste/tovste.html

- Volkovysk, Belarus (Wolkovisker Yizkor Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/volkovysk/volkovysk.html

- We want to live
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.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.

All the best, Lance Ackerfeld, Yizkor Book Project Manager


German SIG #Germany Reminder: Obemayer German Jewish History Award submission deadline #germany

Arthur Obermayer <obermayer@...>
 

Reminder: The deadline for Obermayer German Jewish History Award
nominations this year is September 12th, and supplementary materials are
due by September 6. The awards honor individuals and organizations in
Germany who have preserved, raised awareness of, or breathed new life
into a once-vibrant Jewish history and culture in their communities (see
web site for details).

Nominees who were not successful in previous years may be eligible for
this year’s awards. Nominators need only to submit an updated
application. Instructions may be found on the Obermayer web site.

http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm.

The awards are sponsored by the Obermayer Foundation in cooperation with
the President of the Berlin House of Representatives, the Leo Baeck
Institute, and GerSIG.

Additional information about the award may be found on the Obermayer
Foundation may be found at:

http://obermayer.us/award

The call for nominations can be obtained at

http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm

Betty Solbjor (on behalf of the Obermayer Foundation), Dedham, MA


German SIG #Germany Yizkor Book Project, July 2018 ["Germany" not mentioned] #germany

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Last month, the Yizkor Book Project, saw important additions to many
of our ongoing projects, some of which have been on a "low flame" for
quite some time. For myself, this is a very encouraging sign and am
hopeful that this trend will continue in months to come.

In what has become a regular part of my monthly reports, I am pleased,
once again, to let you know that a further Yizkor Book has been
completely translated. The book this time, is the Tovste, Ukraine book
- the "Memorial book of Tluste" which has been deftly coordinated by
Douglas Hykle and who, with the assistance a number of skilled
volunteer and professional translators, succeeded in achieving this
lofty goal. Many thanks to Doug and all those involved in this effort.

The timely completion of this translation comes just before the IAJGS
conference in Warsaw and I do wish all the participants a very
memorable, and enlightening time there. As always, we have a Yizkor
Book Birds of a Feather meeting which will be lead this year by Max
Heffler who has been very active in our project for numerous years. I
join with Max in inviting you to this meeting where you can learn more
about what we're doing and meet those already active in the YB
project.

Another very timely addition to the Yizkor Book Project, to be exact
to the Yizkor Books in Print Project, is the publishing of the "We
Remember Lest the World Forget" book, containing unique and moving
personal testimonies of Minsk Ghetto survivors. Thanks, as always, to
Joel Alpert and his dedicated and amazing team of volunteers for all
the work they do in this project. Joel has also informed me that the
translation into English of the Brody, Ukraine Yizkor book will be
made available to the public in the very near future, which is also
great news. For details of the 70 odd books that are already
available, please see the link to this project at the end of this
report.

The Yizkor Book Project is only able to achieve what it does through
the tireless assistance of a great number of volunteers who have a
special place in their hearts, like myself, for this endeavor.
Although we have many volunteers, we are still "greedy" for more to
help advance the myriad of projects we have running. For instance, we
are always on the lookout for editing help, especially people with
knowledge of Hebrew and/or Yiddish.

We are also currently looking for a volunteer who can transcribe
Cyrillic into English so that we can make a list of martyrs from
Vitebsk, Belarus available in the YB project. If the above fields of
expertise suit you to a tee and you are able to dedicate some time to
our project, I would be pleased to hear >from you.

As one of the aims of the Yizkor Book Project is to make the material
they contain freely available to a wide as possible audience, I was
pleased to receive the complete translation into Polish of the Sierpc,
Poland Yizkor Book which was kindly presented to us by Avraham Nanes.
This translation, together with the many others we have online in
languages other than English, is linked in the "Other Languages"
section in our Translations Index page - the link to which, is
provided at the end of this report.

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

We have added in one new book:

- Sieprc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sierpc/sierpcp.html [Polish]

We have added in 2 new entries:

- Klaipeda, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_091.html

- Veisiejai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_612.html

And we have continued to update 29 of our existing projects:

- Belitsa, Belarus (Book of Belitzah-Bielica)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belitsa/Belitsa.html

- Bialobrzegi, Poland (Book of Remembrance of the Community of
Bialobrzeg)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialobrzegi/Bialobrzegi.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

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

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the
Jewish community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Chelm, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm1/chelm1.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dolginovo, Belarus (Eternal flame; in memory of Dolhinow)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dolginovo/dolginovo.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Dynow, Poland (The Memorial Book of Jewish Dinov)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dynow1/dynow1.html

- Kamyanyets, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye,
and Colonies) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamenets/Kamenets.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

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

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kurenets, Belarus (The scroll of Kurzeniac)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kurenets/kurenets.html

- Lithuania (Lite, volume 1)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Lithuania (Lite, volume 2)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita2/lita2.html

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lithuania4.html

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

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs
of our City)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozeryany/Ozeryany.html

- Smarhon, Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

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

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Tovste, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tluste)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tovste/tovste.html

- Volkovysk, Belarus (Wolkovisker Yizkor Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/volkovysk/volkovysk.html

- We want to live
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.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.

All the best, Lance Ackerfeld, Yizkor Book Project Manager


Conference Monday, GerSIG Day is Tuesday! #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Dear GerSIG members

Today there were no formal GerSIG interest sessions on the agenda, so
the time between the other talks people wanted to attend was spent
gathered in groups in the lobby areas of conference. GerSIG members
were, as ever pouring over laptops to explore potential cousin
relationships, new resources, resources they hadn't discovered before,
and of course DNA matches. Several of us also took advantage of the
opportunity to attend talks on methodology, dna and on genealogy
tools.

Your GerSIG DIrectors took some time today to prepare for tomorrow's
GerSIG content. Here are the sessions for Tuesday, we will report
back as soon as we can.

8 am Ekkehard Huebschmann is speaking about Archive Records in the 19th
Century
9.50 am Malgosia Plosaj is speaking about Becoming a Member of the
Weissenberg and Bloch Families
10.30 I am speaking about Refugee experience in the UK before and during WW2
12.15 GerSIG Luncheon - Malgosia Plosaj is speaking about the Mannebergs
>from Upper Silesia

1.30 pm The GerSIG Business Meeting takes place, our agenda is:

1.Introductions
2.Obermayer German Jewish History Awards Update Karen Franklin
3.Discussion List & Moderation Update - comments sent by John Lowens
4.A New Website for GerSIG - Alex Calzareth
5.Data & Projects Update - Roger Lustig
6.Volunteering to Help with New GerSIG projects - Jeanette Rosenberg
7.News, Updates & Announcements
8.Any Other Business

2.45 pm Finding Whose Roots by Karen Franklin
4 pm Vital Records >from Posen & Silesia by Joachim Mugdan

We look forward to a very busy day indeed!

oh, and in case someone asks, GerSIG Ribbons are still available from
me, on request!

All good wishes, Jeanette

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE Jeanette.R.Rosenberg@googlemail.com
GerSIG Director for Conference Arrangements


German SIG #Germany Conference Monday, GerSIG Day is Tuesday! #germany

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
 

Dear GerSIG members

Today there were no formal GerSIG interest sessions on the agenda, so
the time between the other talks people wanted to attend was spent
gathered in groups in the lobby areas of conference. GerSIG members
were, as ever pouring over laptops to explore potential cousin
relationships, new resources, resources they hadn't discovered before,
and of course DNA matches. Several of us also took advantage of the
opportunity to attend talks on methodology, dna and on genealogy
tools.

Your GerSIG DIrectors took some time today to prepare for tomorrow's
GerSIG content. Here are the sessions for Tuesday, we will report
back as soon as we can.

8 am Ekkehard Huebschmann is speaking about Archive Records in the 19th
Century
9.50 am Malgosia Plosaj is speaking about Becoming a Member of the
Weissenberg and Bloch Families
10.30 I am speaking about Refugee experience in the UK before and during WW2
12.15 GerSIG Luncheon - Malgosia Plosaj is speaking about the Mannebergs
>from Upper Silesia

1.30 pm The GerSIG Business Meeting takes place, our agenda is:

1.Introductions
2.Obermayer German Jewish History Awards Update Karen Franklin
3.Discussion List & Moderation Update - comments sent by John Lowens
4.A New Website for GerSIG - Alex Calzareth
5.Data & Projects Update - Roger Lustig
6.Volunteering to Help with New GerSIG projects - Jeanette Rosenberg
7.News, Updates & Announcements
8.Any Other Business

2.45 pm Finding Whose Roots by Karen Franklin
4 pm Vital Records >from Posen & Silesia by Joachim Mugdan

We look forward to a very busy day indeed!

oh, and in case someone asks, GerSIG Ribbons are still available from
me, on request!

All good wishes, Jeanette

Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE Jeanette.R.Rosenberg@googlemail.com
GerSIG Director for Conference Arrangements


Yizkor Book Project, July 2018 #galicia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: Please see especially the mentions below of
Dynow and Tarnow, Poland, and Kolomyya, Ozerna (Jezierzany) and
Tovste (Tluste), Ukraine -- towns once in Galicia.]


Shalom,

Last month, the Yizkor Book Project, saw important additions to many
of our ongoing projects, some of which have been on a "low flame" for
quite some time. For myself, this is a very encouraging sign and am
hopeful that this trend will continue in months to come.

In what has become a regular part of my monthly reports, I am pleased,
once again, to let you know that a further Yizkor Book has been
completely translated. The book this time, is the Tovste, Ukraine book
-- the "Memorial book of Tluste" -- which has been deftly coordinated
by Douglas Hykle and who, with the assistance a number of skilled
volunteer and professional translators, succeeded in achieving this
lofty goal. Many thanks to Doug and all those involved in this effort.

The timely completion of this translation comes just before the IAJGS
conference in Warsaw and I do wish all the participants a very
memorable, and enlightening time there. As always, we have a Yizkor
Book Birds of a Feather meeting which will be lead this year by Max
Heffler who has been very active in our project for numerous years. I
join with Max in inviting you to this meeting where you can learn more
about what we're doing and meet those already active in the YB
project.

Another very timely addition to the Yizkor Book Project, to be exact
to the Yizkor Books in Print Project, is the publishing of the "We
Remember Lest the World Forget" book, containing unique and moving
personal testimonies of Minsk Ghetto survivors. Thanks, as always, to
Joel Alpert and his dedicated and amazing team of volunteers for all
the work they do in this project. Joel has also informed me that the
translation into English of the Brody, Ukraine Yizkor book will be made
available to the public in the very near future, which is also great news.
For details of the 70 odd books that are already available, please see
the link to this project at the end of this report.

The Yizkor Book Project is only able to achieve what it does through
the tireless assistance of a great number of volunteers who have a
special place in their hearts, like myself, for this endeavor. Although we
have many volunteers, we are still "greedy" for more to help advance
the myriad of projects we have running. For instance, we are always on
the lookout for editing help, especially people with knowledge of
Hebrew and/or Yiddish.

We are also currently looking for a volunteer who can transcribe
Cyrillic into English so that we can make a list of martyrs >from Vitebsk,
Belarus available in the YB project. If the above fields of expertise suit
you to a tee and you are able to dedicate some time to our project, I
would be pleased to hear >from you.

As one of the aims of the Yizkor Book Project is to make the material
they contain freely available to a wide as possible audience, I was
pleased to receive the complete translation into Polish of the Sierpc,
Poland Yizkor Book which was kindly presented to us by Avraham
Nanes. This translation, together with the many others we have online
in languages other than English, is linked in the "Other Languages"
section in our Translations Index page -- the link to which is provided
at the end of this report.

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

We have added in one new book:

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sierpc/sierpcp.html [Polish]

We have added in 2 new entries:

- Klaipeda, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_091.html

- Veisiejai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_612.html

And we have continued to update 29 of our existing projects:

- Belitsa, Belarus (Book of Belitzah-Bielica)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belitsa/Belitsa.html

- Bialobrzegi, Poland
(Book of Remembrance of the Community of Bialobrzeg)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialobrzegi/Bialobrzegi.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

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

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village;
memorial book for the Jewish community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Chelm, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm1/chelm1.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dolginovo, Belarus (Eternal flame; in memory of Dolhinow)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dolginovo/dolginovo.html

- Dubno, Ukraine
(Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Dynow, Poland (The Memorial Book of Jewish Dinov)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dynow1/dynow1.html

- Kamyanyets, Belarus
(Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye, and Colonies)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamenets/Kamenets.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

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

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kurenets, Belarus (The scroll of Kurzeniac)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kurenets/kurenets.html

- Lithuania (Lite, volume 1)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Lithuania (Lite, volume 2)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita2/lita2.html

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lithuania4.html

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

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland
(Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs of our City)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozeryany/Ozeryany.html

- Smarhon, Belarus
(Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and testimony)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

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

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Tovste, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tluste)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tovste/tovste.html

- Volkovysk, Belarus (Wolkovisker Yizkor Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/volkovysk/volkovysk.html

- We want to live
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.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.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Yizkor Book Project, July 2018 #galicia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: Please see especially the mentions below of
Dynow and Tarnow, Poland, and Kolomyya, Ozerna (Jezierzany) and
Tovste (Tluste), Ukraine -- towns once in Galicia.]


Shalom,

Last month, the Yizkor Book Project, saw important additions to many
of our ongoing projects, some of which have been on a "low flame" for
quite some time. For myself, this is a very encouraging sign and am
hopeful that this trend will continue in months to come.

In what has become a regular part of my monthly reports, I am pleased,
once again, to let you know that a further Yizkor Book has been
completely translated. The book this time, is the Tovste, Ukraine book
-- the "Memorial book of Tluste" -- which has been deftly coordinated
by Douglas Hykle and who, with the assistance a number of skilled
volunteer and professional translators, succeeded in achieving this
lofty goal. Many thanks to Doug and all those involved in this effort.

The timely completion of this translation comes just before the IAJGS
conference in Warsaw and I do wish all the participants a very
memorable, and enlightening time there. As always, we have a Yizkor
Book Birds of a Feather meeting which will be lead this year by Max
Heffler who has been very active in our project for numerous years. I
join with Max in inviting you to this meeting where you can learn more
about what we're doing and meet those already active in the YB
project.

Another very timely addition to the Yizkor Book Project, to be exact
to the Yizkor Books in Print Project, is the publishing of the "We
Remember Lest the World Forget" book, containing unique and moving
personal testimonies of Minsk Ghetto survivors. Thanks, as always, to
Joel Alpert and his dedicated and amazing team of volunteers for all
the work they do in this project. Joel has also informed me that the
translation into English of the Brody, Ukraine Yizkor book will be made
available to the public in the very near future, which is also great news.
For details of the 70 odd books that are already available, please see
the link to this project at the end of this report.

The Yizkor Book Project is only able to achieve what it does through
the tireless assistance of a great number of volunteers who have a
special place in their hearts, like myself, for this endeavor. Although we
have many volunteers, we are still "greedy" for more to help advance
the myriad of projects we have running. For instance, we are always on
the lookout for editing help, especially people with knowledge of
Hebrew and/or Yiddish.

We are also currently looking for a volunteer who can transcribe
Cyrillic into English so that we can make a list of martyrs >from Vitebsk,
Belarus available in the YB project. If the above fields of expertise suit
you to a tee and you are able to dedicate some time to our project, I
would be pleased to hear >from you.

As one of the aims of the Yizkor Book Project is to make the material
they contain freely available to a wide as possible audience, I was
pleased to receive the complete translation into Polish of the Sierpc,
Poland Yizkor Book which was kindly presented to us by Avraham
Nanes. This translation, together with the many others we have online
in languages other than English, is linked in the "Other Languages"
section in our Translations Index page -- the link to which is provided
at the end of this report.

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

We have added in one new book:

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sierpc/sierpcp.html [Polish]

We have added in 2 new entries:

- Klaipeda, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_091.html

- Veisiejai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_612.html

And we have continued to update 29 of our existing projects:

- Belitsa, Belarus (Book of Belitzah-Bielica)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belitsa/Belitsa.html

- Bialobrzegi, Poland
(Book of Remembrance of the Community of Bialobrzeg)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialobrzegi/Bialobrzegi.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

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

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village;
memorial book for the Jewish community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Chelm, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm1/chelm1.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dolginovo, Belarus (Eternal flame; in memory of Dolhinow)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dolginovo/dolginovo.html

- Dubno, Ukraine
(Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Dynow, Poland (The Memorial Book of Jewish Dinov)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dynow1/dynow1.html

- Kamyanyets, Belarus
(Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye, and Colonies)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamenets/Kamenets.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

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

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kurenets, Belarus (The scroll of Kurzeniac)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kurenets/kurenets.html

- Lithuania (Lite, volume 1)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Lithuania (Lite, volume 2)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita2/lita2.html

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lithuania4.html

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

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland
(Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs of our City)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozeryany/Ozeryany.html

- Smarhon, Belarus
(Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and testimony)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

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

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Tovste, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tluste)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tovste/tovste.html

- Volkovysk, Belarus (Wolkovisker Yizkor Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/volkovysk/volkovysk.html

- We want to live
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.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.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Postcard from the Warsaw Ghetto 1940 #warsaw #poland

jeff.kutcher@...
 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: J. Kutcher <jeff.kutcher@gmail.com>
Date: 19 July 2018 at 13:34
Subject: Postcard >from the Warsaw Ghetto 1940
To: warszawa@lyris.jewishgen.org



I would appreciate some help with two items.

1. The first is a postcard >from the Warsaw Ghetto October 23rd 1940,
the month of the establishment of the Warsaw Ghetto >from Simcha Suknik
to his son Moshe who he had sent to Russia with the aim of getting the
rest of the family out of Poland. He managed to to help a sister and
her husband, but it looks like all the rest perished in the Ghetto.
I am not sure of the language but would appreciate a full translation
if possible

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68528


2. The second is an intriguing (love ?) poem sent in Poland in the 1930s.

Translation so far:

" I remember your clear ??? eyes burning ??? deep ????
I remember your melodious sounds
In quite silent days
your smart eyes
Let me to look as much as I want
In it I will forget my suffering and my ??? fate ??
signature: your teacher (male) and loving friend E??? A???"

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68529

Does anyone recognize the poem ? It could of course have been an original !!

Many thanks

Jeff


Zmidek, Suknik, Lament, Ogniewicz .... of Chmielnik & Warsaw
Kutscher (Kuczer) of Jaroslaw
Sklarek of Gombin
Litmann of Lodz
http://www.jskutcher.name/

Jeff.Kutcher@gmail.com


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Fwd: Postcard from the Warsaw Ghetto 1940 #warsaw #poland

jeff.kutcher@...
 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: J. Kutcher <jeff.kutcher@gmail.com>
Date: 19 July 2018 at 13:34
Subject: Postcard >from the Warsaw Ghetto 1940
To: warszawa@lyris.jewishgen.org



I would appreciate some help with two items.

1. The first is a postcard >from the Warsaw Ghetto October 23rd 1940,
the month of the establishment of the Warsaw Ghetto >from Simcha Suknik
to his son Moshe who he had sent to Russia with the aim of getting the
rest of the family out of Poland. He managed to to help a sister and
her husband, but it looks like all the rest perished in the Ghetto.
I am not sure of the language but would appreciate a full translation
if possible

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68528


2. The second is an intriguing (love ?) poem sent in Poland in the 1930s.

Translation so far:

" I remember your clear ??? eyes burning ??? deep ????
I remember your melodious sounds
In quite silent days
your smart eyes
Let me to look as much as I want
In it I will forget my suffering and my ??? fate ??
signature: your teacher (male) and loving friend E??? A???"

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM68529

Does anyone recognize the poem ? It could of course have been an original !!

Many thanks

Jeff


Zmidek, Suknik, Lament, Ogniewicz .... of Chmielnik & Warsaw
Kutscher (Kuczer) of Jaroslaw
Sklarek of Gombin
Litmann of Lodz
http://www.jskutcher.name/

Jeff.Kutcher@gmail.com


Yizkor Book Project, July 2018 #poland #warsaw

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Last month, the Yizkor Book Project, saw important additions to many
of our ongoing projects, some of which have been on a "low flame" for
quite some time. For myself, this is a very encouraging sign and am
hopeful that this trend will continue in months to come.

In what has become a regular part of my monthly reports, I am pleased,
once again, to let you know that a further Yizkor Book has been
completely translated. The book this time, is the Tovste, Ukraine book
- the "Memorial book of Tluste" which has been deftly coordinated by
Douglas Hykle and who, with the assistance a number of skilled
volunteer and professional translators, succeeded in achieving this
lofty goal. Many thanks to Doug and all those involved in this effort.

The timely completion of this translation comes just before the IAJGS
conference in Warsaw and I do wish all the participants a very
memorable, and enlightening time there. As always, we have a Yizkor
Book Birds of a Feather meeting which will be lead this year by Max
Heffler who has been very active in our project for numerous years. I
join with Max in inviting you to this meeting where you can learn more
about what we're doing and meet those already active in the YB
project.

Another very timely addition to the Yizkor Book Project, to be exact
to the Yizkor Books in Print Project, is the publishing of the "We
Remember Lest the World Forget" book, containing unique and moving
personal testimonies of Minsk Ghetto survivors. Thanks, as always, to
Joel Alpert and his dedicated and amazing team of volunteers for all
the work they do in this project. Joel has also informed me that the
translation into English of the Brody, Ukraine Yizkor book will be
made available to the public in the very near future, which is also
great news. For details of the 70 odd books that are already
available, please see the link to this project at the end of this
report.

The Yizkor Book Project is only able to achieve what it does through
the tireless assistance of a great number of volunteers who have a
special place in their hearts, like myself, for this endeavor.
Although we have many volunteers, we are still "greedy" for more to
help advance the myriad of projects we have running. For instance, we
are always on the lookout for editing help, especially people with
knowledge of Hebrew and/or Yiddish.

We are also currently looking for a volunteer who can transcribe
Cyrillic into English so that we can make a list of martyrs from
Vitebsk, Belarus available in the YB project. If the above fields of
expertise suit you to a tee and you are able to dedicate some time to
our project, I would be pleased to hear >from you.

As one of the aims of the Yizkor Book Project is to make the material
they contain freely available to a wide as possible audience, I was
pleased to receive the complete translation into Polish of the Sierpc,
Poland Yizkor Book which was kindly presented to us by Avraham Nanes.
This translation, together with the many others we have online in
languages other than English, is linked in the "Other Languages"
section in our Translations Index page - the link to which, is
provided at the end of this report.

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

We have added in one new book:

- Sieprc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sierpc/sierpcp.html [Polish]

We have added in 2 new entries:

- Klaipeda, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_091.html

- Veisiejai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_612.html

And we have continued to update 29 of our existing projects:

- Belitsa, Belarus (Book of Belitzah-Bielica)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belitsa/Belitsa.html

- Bialobrzegi, Poland (Book of Remembrance of the Community of
Bialobrzeg)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialobrzegi/Bialobrzegi.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

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

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the
Jewish community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Chelm, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm1/chelm1.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dolginovo, Belarus (Eternal flame; in memory of Dolhinow)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dolginovo/dolginovo.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Dynow, Poland (The Memorial Book of Jewish Dinov)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dynow1/dynow1.html

- Kamyanyets, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye,
and Colonies) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamenets/Kamenets.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

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

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kurenets, Belarus (The scroll of Kurzeniac)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kurenets/kurenets.html

- Lithuania (Lite, volume 1)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Lithuania (Lite, volume 2)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita2/lita2.html

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lithuania4.html

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

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs
of our City)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozeryany/Ozeryany.html

- Smarhon, Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

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

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Tovste, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tluste)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tovste/tovste.html

- Volkovysk, Belarus (Wolkovisker Yizkor Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/volkovysk/volkovysk.html

- We want to live
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.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.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


JewishGen offers New Class: Jewish Genealogy in East Prussia and the Baltic States #poland #warsaw

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers New Class: Jewish Genealogy in East Prussia and the
Baltic States August 3 - August 26.

For the first time, JewishGen is offering a research class with focus
on Jewish Genealogical research in East Prussia and the Baltic States.

This course will focus on the modern countries of Lithuania (Kaunas),
Latvia, Estonia and the western part of East Prussia that borders the
Baltic Sea.

This region was once inhabited by the Baltic Prussians and Jews where
German language and culture dominated. Regional wars, famine, trade and
treaties influenced Jews who were permitted to live there. The ports and
the rivers that ran into the Baltic determined Jewish life.

If your ancestral roots were in East Prussia, Northern Poland, Western
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia this class may help you break stumbling
blocks in your research. We will work at records still in existence for
these areas. Where records are sparse we will concentrate on finding
alternate sources.

JewishGen education classes are private, open for your posts 24/7.
You post your family information and the instructor will help you set
objectives to find the solutions for finding missing data.

Tuition for this class is $125. for three weeks of instruction.

If you are interested in this class, we encourage you to send the
instructor a brief summary of your research information and your
questions to see if your research project fits within the scope of
this class. More information

https://www.jewishgen.org/education/

For information about the Application
click on Requirements and Course Details.

Send your questions and application to nholden@interserv.com

Nancy Holden
Curriculum Moderator
JewishGen Education


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Yizkor Book Project, July 2018 #poland #warsaw

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

Last month, the Yizkor Book Project, saw important additions to many
of our ongoing projects, some of which have been on a "low flame" for
quite some time. For myself, this is a very encouraging sign and am
hopeful that this trend will continue in months to come.

In what has become a regular part of my monthly reports, I am pleased,
once again, to let you know that a further Yizkor Book has been
completely translated. The book this time, is the Tovste, Ukraine book
- the "Memorial book of Tluste" which has been deftly coordinated by
Douglas Hykle and who, with the assistance a number of skilled
volunteer and professional translators, succeeded in achieving this
lofty goal. Many thanks to Doug and all those involved in this effort.

The timely completion of this translation comes just before the IAJGS
conference in Warsaw and I do wish all the participants a very
memorable, and enlightening time there. As always, we have a Yizkor
Book Birds of a Feather meeting which will be lead this year by Max
Heffler who has been very active in our project for numerous years. I
join with Max in inviting you to this meeting where you can learn more
about what we're doing and meet those already active in the YB
project.

Another very timely addition to the Yizkor Book Project, to be exact
to the Yizkor Books in Print Project, is the publishing of the "We
Remember Lest the World Forget" book, containing unique and moving
personal testimonies of Minsk Ghetto survivors. Thanks, as always, to
Joel Alpert and his dedicated and amazing team of volunteers for all
the work they do in this project. Joel has also informed me that the
translation into English of the Brody, Ukraine Yizkor book will be
made available to the public in the very near future, which is also
great news. For details of the 70 odd books that are already
available, please see the link to this project at the end of this
report.

The Yizkor Book Project is only able to achieve what it does through
the tireless assistance of a great number of volunteers who have a
special place in their hearts, like myself, for this endeavor.
Although we have many volunteers, we are still "greedy" for more to
help advance the myriad of projects we have running. For instance, we
are always on the lookout for editing help, especially people with
knowledge of Hebrew and/or Yiddish.

We are also currently looking for a volunteer who can transcribe
Cyrillic into English so that we can make a list of martyrs from
Vitebsk, Belarus available in the YB project. If the above fields of
expertise suit you to a tee and you are able to dedicate some time to
our project, I would be pleased to hear >from you.

As one of the aims of the Yizkor Book Project is to make the material
they contain freely available to a wide as possible audience, I was
pleased to receive the complete translation into Polish of the Sierpc,
Poland Yizkor Book which was kindly presented to us by Avraham Nanes.
This translation, together with the many others we have online in
languages other than English, is linked in the "Other Languages"
section in our Translations Index page - the link to which, is
provided at the end of this report.

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

We have added in one new book:

- Sieprc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sierpc/sierpcp.html [Polish]

We have added in 2 new entries:

- Klaipeda, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_091.html

- Veisiejai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_612.html

And we have continued to update 29 of our existing projects:

- Belitsa, Belarus (Book of Belitzah-Bielica)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belitsa/Belitsa.html

- Bialobrzegi, Poland (Book of Remembrance of the Community of
Bialobrzeg)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialobrzegi/Bialobrzegi.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

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

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the
Jewish community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Chelm, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm1/chelm1.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dolginovo, Belarus (Eternal flame; in memory of Dolhinow)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dolginovo/dolginovo.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Dynow, Poland (The Memorial Book of Jewish Dinov)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dynow1/dynow1.html

- Kamyanyets, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye,
and Colonies) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamenets/Kamenets.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

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

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kurenets, Belarus (The scroll of Kurzeniac)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kurenets/kurenets.html

- Lithuania (Lite, volume 1)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Lithuania (Lite, volume 2)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita2/lita2.html

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lithuania4.html

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

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs
of our City)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozeryany/Ozeryany.html

- Smarhon, Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

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

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Tovste, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tluste)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tovste/tovste.html

- Volkovysk, Belarus (Wolkovisker Yizkor Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/volkovysk/volkovysk.html

- We want to live
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.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.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland JewishGen offers New Class: Jewish Genealogy in East Prussia and the Baltic States #poland #warsaw

Nancy Holden
 

JewishGen offers New Class: Jewish Genealogy in East Prussia and the
Baltic States August 3 - August 26.

For the first time, JewishGen is offering a research class with focus
on Jewish Genealogical research in East Prussia and the Baltic States.

This course will focus on the modern countries of Lithuania (Kaunas),
Latvia, Estonia and the western part of East Prussia that borders the
Baltic Sea.

This region was once inhabited by the Baltic Prussians and Jews where
German language and culture dominated. Regional wars, famine, trade and
treaties influenced Jews who were permitted to live there. The ports and
the rivers that ran into the Baltic determined Jewish life.

If your ancestral roots were in East Prussia, Northern Poland, Western
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia this class may help you break stumbling
blocks in your research. We will work at records still in existence for
these areas. Where records are sparse we will concentrate on finding
alternate sources.

JewishGen education classes are private, open for your posts 24/7.
You post your family information and the instructor will help you set
objectives to find the solutions for finding missing data.

Tuition for this class is $125. for three weeks of instruction.

If you are interested in this class, we encourage you to send the
instructor a brief summary of your research information and your
questions to see if your research project fits within the scope of
this class. More information

https://www.jewishgen.org/education/

For information about the Application
click on Requirements and Course Details.

Send your questions and application to nholden@interserv.com

Nancy Holden
Curriculum Moderator
JewishGen Education


Yizkor Book Project, July 2018 #yiddish

bounce-3552862-772983@...
 

Shalom,

Last month, the Yizkor Book Project, saw important additions to many
of our ongoing projects, some of which have been on a "low flame" for
quite some time. For myself, this is a very encouraging sign and am
hopeful that this trend will continue in months to come.

In what has become a regular part of my monthly reports, I am pleased,
once again, to let you know that a further Yizkor Book has been
completely translated. The book this time, is the Tovste, Ukraine book
- the "Memorial book of Tluste" which has been deftly coordinated by
Douglas Hykle and who, with the assistance a number of skilled
volunteer and professional translators, succeeded in achieving this
lofty goal. Many thanks to Doug and all those involved in this effort.

The timely completion of this translation comes just before the IAJGS
conference in Warsaw and I do wish all the participants a very
memorable, and enlightening time there. As always, we have a Yizkor
Book Birds of a Feather meeting which will be lead this year by Max
Heffler who has been very active in our project for numerous years. I
join with Max in inviting you to this meeting where you can learn more
about what we're doing and meet those already active in the YB
project.

Another very timely addition to the Yizkor Book Project, to be exact
to the Yizkor Books in Print Project, is the publishing of the "We
Remember Lest the World Forget" book, containing unique and moving
personal testimonies of Minsk Ghetto survivors. Thanks, as always, to
Joel Alpert and his dedicated and amazing team of volunteers for all
the work they do in this project. Joel has also informed me that the
translation into English of the Brody, Ukraine Yizkor book will be
made available to the public in the very near future, which is also
great news. For details of the 70 odd books that are already
available, please see the link to this project at the end of this
report.

The Yizkor Book Project is only able to achieve what it does through
the tireless assistance of a great number of volunteers who have a
special place in their hearts, like myself, for this endeavor.
Although we have many volunteers, we are still "greedy" for more to
help advance the myriad of projects we have running. For instance, we
are always on the lookout for editing help, especially people with
knowledge of Hebrew and/or Yiddish.

We are also currently looking for a volunteer who can transcribe
Cyrillic into English so that we can make a list of martyrs from
Vitebsk, Belarus available in the YB project. If the above fields of
expertise suit you to a tee and you are able to dedicate some time to
our project, I would be pleased to hear >from you.

As one of the aims of the Yizkor Book Project is to make the material
they contain freely available to a wide as possible audience, I was
pleased to receive the complete translation into Polish of the Sierpc,
Poland Yizkor Book which was kindly presented to us by Avraham Nanes.
This translation, together with the many others we have online in
languages other than English, is linked in the "Other Languages"
section in our Translations Index page - the link to which, is
provided at the end of this report.

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

We have added in one new book:

- Sieprc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sierpc/sierpcp.html [Polish]

We have added in 2 new entries:

- Klaipeda, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_091.html

- Veisiejai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_612.html

And we have continued to update 29 of our existing projects:

- Belitsa, Belarus (Book of Belitzah-Bielica)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belitsa/Belitsa.html

- Bialobrzegi, Poland (Book of Remembrance of the Community of
Bialobrzeg)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialobrzegi/Bialobrzegi.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

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

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the
Jewish community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Chelm, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm1/chelm1.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dolginovo, Belarus (Eternal flame; in memory of Dolhinow)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dolginovo/dolginovo.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Dynow, Poland (The Memorial Book of Jewish Dinov)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dynow1/dynow1.html

- Kamyanyets, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye,
and Colonies) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamenets/Kamenets.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

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

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kurenets, Belarus (The scroll of Kurzeniac)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kurenets/kurenets.html

- Lithuania (Lite, volume 1)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Lithuania (Lite, volume 2)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita2/lita2.html

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lithuania4.html

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

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs
of our City)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozeryany/Ozeryany.html

- Smarhon, Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

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

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Tovste, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tluste)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tovste/tovste.html

- Volkovysk, Belarus (Wolkovisker Yizkor Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/volkovysk/volkovysk.html

- We want to live
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.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.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Yizkor Book Project, July 2018 #yiddish

bounce-3552862-772983@...
 

Shalom,

Last month, the Yizkor Book Project, saw important additions to many
of our ongoing projects, some of which have been on a "low flame" for
quite some time. For myself, this is a very encouraging sign and am
hopeful that this trend will continue in months to come.

In what has become a regular part of my monthly reports, I am pleased,
once again, to let you know that a further Yizkor Book has been
completely translated. The book this time, is the Tovste, Ukraine book
- the "Memorial book of Tluste" which has been deftly coordinated by
Douglas Hykle and who, with the assistance a number of skilled
volunteer and professional translators, succeeded in achieving this
lofty goal. Many thanks to Doug and all those involved in this effort.

The timely completion of this translation comes just before the IAJGS
conference in Warsaw and I do wish all the participants a very
memorable, and enlightening time there. As always, we have a Yizkor
Book Birds of a Feather meeting which will be lead this year by Max
Heffler who has been very active in our project for numerous years. I
join with Max in inviting you to this meeting where you can learn more
about what we're doing and meet those already active in the YB
project.

Another very timely addition to the Yizkor Book Project, to be exact
to the Yizkor Books in Print Project, is the publishing of the "We
Remember Lest the World Forget" book, containing unique and moving
personal testimonies of Minsk Ghetto survivors. Thanks, as always, to
Joel Alpert and his dedicated and amazing team of volunteers for all
the work they do in this project. Joel has also informed me that the
translation into English of the Brody, Ukraine Yizkor book will be
made available to the public in the very near future, which is also
great news. For details of the 70 odd books that are already
available, please see the link to this project at the end of this
report.

The Yizkor Book Project is only able to achieve what it does through
the tireless assistance of a great number of volunteers who have a
special place in their hearts, like myself, for this endeavor.
Although we have many volunteers, we are still "greedy" for more to
help advance the myriad of projects we have running. For instance, we
are always on the lookout for editing help, especially people with
knowledge of Hebrew and/or Yiddish.

We are also currently looking for a volunteer who can transcribe
Cyrillic into English so that we can make a list of martyrs from
Vitebsk, Belarus available in the YB project. If the above fields of
expertise suit you to a tee and you are able to dedicate some time to
our project, I would be pleased to hear >from you.

As one of the aims of the Yizkor Book Project is to make the material
they contain freely available to a wide as possible audience, I was
pleased to receive the complete translation into Polish of the Sierpc,
Poland Yizkor Book which was kindly presented to us by Avraham Nanes.
This translation, together with the many others we have online in
languages other than English, is linked in the "Other Languages"
section in our Translations Index page - the link to which, is
provided at the end of this report.

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

We have added in one new book:

- Sieprc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sierpc/sierpcp.html [Polish]

We have added in 2 new entries:

- Klaipeda, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_091.html

- Veisiejai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lit4_612.html

And we have continued to update 29 of our existing projects:

- Belitsa, Belarus (Book of Belitzah-Bielica)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Belitsa/Belitsa.html

- Bialobrzegi, Poland (Book of Remembrance of the Community of
Bialobrzeg)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialobrzegi/Bialobrzegi.html

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok/Bialystok.html

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

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the
Jewish community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Chelm, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Chelm)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm1/chelm1.html

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

- Dieveniskis, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dolginovo, Belarus (Eternal flame; in memory of Dolhinow)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dolginovo/dolginovo.html

- Dubno, Ukraine (Dubno; a Memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno,
Wolyn) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dubno/dubno.html

- Dynow, Poland (The Memorial Book of Jewish Dinov)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dynow1/dynow1.html

- Kamyanyets, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye,
and Colonies) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kamenets/Kamenets.html

- Kherson, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/JewishFarmers.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kolomyya/kolomyya.html

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

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kurenets, Belarus (The scroll of Kurzeniac)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kurenets/kurenets.html

- Lithuania (Lite, volume 1)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Lithuania (Lite, volume 2)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lita2/lita2.html

- Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume I)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lithuania4/lithuania4.html

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

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs
of our City)
www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings)
https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozeryany/Ozeryany.html

- Smarhon, Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and
testimony) https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/smorgon/smorgon.html

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

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Tovste, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tluste)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tovste/tovste.html

- Volkovysk, Belarus (Wolkovisker Yizkor Book)
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/volkovysk/volkovysk.html

- We want to live
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/WantToLive/WantToLive.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.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

37321 - 37340 of 658549