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Memorial Plaques Database Grows to 169,000 Records. Please help us grow! #germany

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2017 year-end update for the Memorial
Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 12,000 records and 1,800 photos >from 11
synagogues in the United States, Hungary and Tunisia. This update brings the
Memorial Plaques holdings to 169,000 records and 117,000 photos from
approximately 260 synagogues / institutions representing 11 countries.

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman - JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition NAltman@JewishGen.org


German SIG #Germany Memorial Plaques Database Grows to 169,000 Records. Please help us grow! #germany

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2017 year-end update for the Memorial
Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database includes the
data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other organizations.
Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 12,000 records and 1,800 photos >from 11
synagogues in the United States, Hungary and Tunisia. This update brings the
Memorial Plaques holdings to 169,000 records and 117,000 photos from
approximately 260 synagogues / institutions representing 11 countries.

We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman - JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition NAltman@JewishGen.org


JOWBR Grows Past the 3.2 Million Record Mark! #galicia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2017 year end update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR
database can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take
a look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 105,000 new records and 25,000 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 519 cemeteries. This
update brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.23 million records >from close to
7,400 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 130 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate
all our donors' submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful
group of JewishGen volunteers.

Significant additions to JOWBR by country include:

. Canada - approximately 2,100 records and 9,800 photos for Baron de
Hirsch - De la Savane Cemetery and other Quebec cemeteries
. Argentina - approximately 2,800 records >from new and existing
cemeteries.
. Czechia (Formerly Czech Republic) - approximately 2,100 new records
. Germany - approximately 17,100 new records for new and existing
cemeteries
. Moldova - added 2 new cemeteries with 2,600 records and a new
cemetery with 700 records
. Poland - approximately 6,000 new records >from new cemeteries
. Romania - approximately 3,200 >from updated data
. Ukraine - approximately 3,300 records, mostly >from new
Transcarpathian cemeteries
. United States - approximately 38,500 new records and 6,200 photos
for 42 new and 81 updated cemeteries, highlighted by approximately
29,800 Cincinnati area records.

In addition to those additions, other significant additions to the database
include collections >from Germany, Romania (Arad), Czech Republic
(Praha-Zizkov and Straznice), France, Moldova, Turkey (Istanbul), Croatia
(Zagreb), Colombia (Medellin), Ukraine (Dnipropetrovsk) and the United
States. Please see
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm
for a complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been finding and gaining
permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennet, Lyn Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin
Hellmann, Maurice Kessler, Hans Nord, Marilyn Shalks, Deborah Ross,
Suzanne Tarica, and Simon Zelman. In addition, a big thank you to our
volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would
not be able to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other
organizations you may be affiliated with that may already have done
cemetery indexing that would consider having their records included in the
JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2017


Memorial Plaques Database Grows to 169,000 Records. Please help us grow! #galicia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2017 year-end update for the Memorial
Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database
includes the data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other
organizations. Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 12,000 records and 1,800 photos >from 11
synagogues in the United States, Hungary and Tunisia. This update brings
the Memorial Plaques holdings to 169,000 records and 117,000 photos
from approximately 260 synagogues / institutions representing 11 countries.
We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2017


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JOWBR Grows Past the 3.2 Million Record Mark! #galicia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2017 year end update to the JOWBR
(JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. The JOWBR
database can be accessed at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/
If you're a new JOWBR user, we recommend that you visit our screencast
page at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/Screencasts/ and take
a look at the first two explanatory screencasts.

This update, adds approximately 105,000 new records and 25,000 new
photos. The database is adding and/or updating 519 cemeteries. This
update brings JOWBR's holdings to 3.23 million records >from close to
7,400 cemeteries / cemetery sections representing 130 countries!

Once again, donors for this update include a mix of individuals, Jewish
genealogical societies, historical societies and museums. We appreciate
all our donors' submissions and the transliteration work done by a faithful
group of JewishGen volunteers.

Significant additions to JOWBR by country include:

. Canada - approximately 2,100 records and 9,800 photos for Baron de
Hirsch - De la Savane Cemetery and other Quebec cemeteries
. Argentina - approximately 2,800 records >from new and existing
cemeteries.
. Czechia (Formerly Czech Republic) - approximately 2,100 new records
. Germany - approximately 17,100 new records for new and existing
cemeteries
. Moldova - added 2 new cemeteries with 2,600 records and a new
cemetery with 700 records
. Poland - approximately 6,000 new records >from new cemeteries
. Romania - approximately 3,200 >from updated data
. Ukraine - approximately 3,300 records, mostly >from new
Transcarpathian cemeteries
. United States - approximately 38,500 new records and 6,200 photos
for 42 new and 81 updated cemeteries, highlighted by approximately
29,800 Cincinnati area records.

In addition to those additions, other significant additions to the database
include collections >from Germany, Romania (Arad), Czech Republic
(Praha-Zizkov and Straznice), France, Moldova, Turkey (Istanbul), Croatia
(Zagreb), Colombia (Medellin), Ukraine (Dnipropetrovsk) and the United
States. Please see
www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm
for a complete listing of all cemeteries in JOWBR.

I want to particularly thank Eric Feinstein who has been finding and gaining
permission to add many non-US records >from Germany, France and
under-represented countries. Eric's group of volunteers includes Sandra
Bennet, Lyn Bos, Malka Chosnek, George Goldschmied, Ann Meddin
Hellmann, Maurice Kessler, Hans Nord, Marilyn Shalks, Deborah Ross,
Suzanne Tarica, and Simon Zelman. In addition, a big thank you to our
volunteer transliterators, led by Gilberto Jugend, without whom we would
not be able to add the information >from some very difficult to read photos.

We appreciate all the work our donors have done and encourage you to
make additional submissions. Whether you work on a cemetery / cemetery
section individually or consider a group project for your local Society,
temple or other group, it's your submissions that help grow the JOWBR
database and make it possible for researchers and family members to find
answers they otherwise might not. Please also consider other
organizations you may be affiliated with that may already have done
cemetery indexing that would consider having their records included in the
JOWBR database.

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2017


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Memorial Plaques Database Grows to 169,000 Records. Please help us grow! #galicia

Nolan Altman
 

JewishGen is proud to announce its 2017 year-end update for the Memorial
Plaques Database (MPD). The MPD database can be accessed at
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/ The MPD database
includes the data >from plaques and Yizkor lists >from synagogue and other
organizations. Many of these sources include patronymic information.

This update added approximately 12,000 records and 1,800 photos >from 11
synagogues in the United States, Hungary and Tunisia. This update brings
the Memorial Plaques holdings to 169,000 records and 117,000 photos
from approximately 260 synagogues / institutions representing 11 countries.
We believe that the MPD is a good example of how users of JewishGen's
databases can "give back". If you are a member of a synagogue or other
organization with memorial plaques or Yizkor lists, please consider helping
us to grow this database. You can find more information on submitting data
at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/Submit.htm If you have
additional questions, please contact me directly.

For a complete listing of the institutions currently in the database, please
see http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/tree/MemList.htm

Nolan Altman
NAltman@JewishGen.org
JewishGen VP for Data Acquisition
December, 2017


1848 Szepes Census #austria-czech

Vivian Kahn
 

I am very pleased to announce that thanks to Karesz Vandor and Peter
Absolon we located and have digital images of pages >from the 1848 Census
for Szepes megye >from the Slovak State Archives in Levoca. This census
has not been filmed by FamilySearch so this will be an important
resource for those who are researching family >from Hunfalva (Huncovce)
and other communities >from this area, where a number of Jews who
emigrated >from Moravia in the 18th century, settled. After the records
have been transcribed we will upload to the JewishGen Hungary database.
If you are willing and able to help, please contact me off-list and I
will send you images and the template.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian SIG Coordinator
<vkahn@kmort.com>

Researching families including:
BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/GROSZ. Avas Ujvaros, Hung./Orasu Nou, Rom.
KAHAN/JOSIPOVITS/DUB, Sziget, Kabolacsarda, Nagyvarad, Hung./Sighet,
Ciarda, Oradea, Rom.
KOHN/Zbegnyo/ Zbehnov, Tarnoka/Trnavka, Slov.; Cleveland
LEFKOVITS/Kolbasa/Brezina, Slov.
MOSKOVITS/Honkocz, Szobranc, Osztro, Kassa, Hung./Chonkovce, Sobrance,
Ostrov, Kosice, Slov., Nyiregyhaza, Hung. ELOVITS/Hornya/Horna, Slov.
NEUMANN/Szeretva, Kereszt, Nagymihaly, Miskolc, Hung./Sobrance, Kristy,
Stretavka, Michalovce, Slov. POLACSEK/Hunfalu, Hung./Huncovce, Slov.
SPITZ/Nikolsburg/Mikulov, Prosnitz/Prostejov, Moravia/Czech.;
Kismarton/Eisenstadt, Hung./Aus., Hunfalu/Huncovce.


gravestone picture in Zentralfriedhof cemetery #austria-czech

Milton Koch
 

I am requesting a photograph of a gravestone at the above cemetery, Tor 1.
The gravestone is located at the following place: group 50, row 52,
grave 24a.
It is related to Samson Barbasch.
Thank you.
MIlton Koch
Bethesda, MD USA
BARBASCH-VIENNA, PODVOLOCHISK


Viennese grandfather #austria-czech

yjward@...
 

My Viennese grandfather, Robert Farber, came to England in February 1940,
aged 46, as a refugee. He lived in Paddington, London, and was Category C
on his alien record.

He was eventually interned by the Marylebone, London, police in the big
round up of June 1940 and sent to the Isle of Man. The Manx National
Heritage Archives do not have a record of him. Can anyone help me ascertain
which camp he might have been in?

On his Enemy Alien form it says he is German, previously Austrian. Then it
states “Nationality amended to Polish”, but this is crossed out. Can anyone
help me understand why this might be?


Yvonne Ward
Hampshire


Yizkor Book Project, November 2017 #austria-czech

bounce-3429045-772950@...
 

Shalom,

To say that great progress was made in the Yizkor Book Project over 2017,
is probably an understatement. To begin with, we are pleased to inform
you that we added in the final pages of two of our projects. The
completion of our Yizkor Book projects is always exciting and it is
heartwarming to see the result of the combined efforts of many good
people, bearing fruit. We now have 141 complete projects online and I
foresee that coming months will see further additions to this steadily
growing number. The projects finished this past month were:

- Kosava, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kosow Poleski), the translation of
which was generously presented to us by Bob Fitterman.
- Pan Kapitan of Jordanow - yet another book compiled and donated to us
by Bill Leibner. I have definitely lost count of the number of books he
has presented and translations he's prepared and we are most thankful for
all his work.

Following my previous monthly report, I was approached by a number of
people interested in supporting some further translations >from entries in
the Yad Vashem Pinkasim (Encyclopedias of the Jewish communities), some of
which will be seen listed below. If you also are interested in a
particular community that is listed in one of these encyclopedias, I will
gladly assist you in seeing the relevant entry translated.

Another significant new addition in November was of the book "We want to
live", tracing the arduous journey of Jewish martyrs across Lithuania,
Latvia, Byelorussia, Poland & Germany. It was kindly presented to us by
author's son, Joshua H. Rassen, and for which we are most grateful.

Further activities this past month, included the setting up of two
Translations Funds for the following books:

- Brzesko, Poland Yizkor book - "Memorial book of Briegel-Brzesko and
vicinity"
- Kaunas (Kovno), Lithuania - " A Palace That Sank...", the Schwabe
Gymnasion Kovno Lithuania Yizkor Book

If you are interested in one of these communities and are able to support
the lofty endeavor of having its Yizkor book translated into English,
you'll find a link to our Translation Fund page listed at the end of this
report. Other than these, there are also around 85 Translation Funds
eagerly waiting your financial support.

The final piece of news on progress comes >from our Yizkor Books in Print
Project, which published no less than three books over the past month:

- Dokshytsy, Belarus - "Dokshitz-Parafianov Memorial (Yizkor) Book"
- Bender, Moldova - "Yizkor Book of Our Birth Place: Bendery"
- Jonava, Lithuania - "Jonava On the Banks of the Vylia"

The YBIP project has published 64 books in the 5 years since its inception
and our hats go off to Joel Alpert and his truly dedicated team for this
remarkable achievement. Joel also has informed us that November was a
record sales month for this project, indicating to me the growing interest
and importance of these books. Details of what is available and where they
may be purchased appears 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 November.

We have added in a two new books:

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

- Zamosc, Poland (Pinkas Zamosc; in Memoriam )
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zamosc1/zamosc1.html

And added in 5 new entries:

- Craidorolt, Romania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00254.html

- Crasna, Romania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00255.html

- Nechayevka, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/Jew241.html

- Izabelin, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00123.html

- Trzcianne, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00361.html

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

- Berehove, Ukraine (The Jews of Berehovo - Beregszasz in pictures)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berehove/Berehove.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Chorzele, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Chorzel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Chorzele/Chorzele.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

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

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ekaterinoslav/Ekaterinoslav.html

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

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Golub_dobrzyn/Golub_dobrzyn.html

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

- Kosava, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kosow Poleski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kosava/Kosava.html

- Krasnobrod, Poland (Krasnobrod; a Memorial to the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Krasnobrod/Krasnobrod.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lviv/lviv.html

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

- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kobylnik/Kobylnik.html

- Pan Kapitan of Jordanow
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jordanow/Jordanow.html

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sarny/sarny.html

- Stolin, Belarus (Stolin; a memorial to the Jewish communities of Stolin
and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stolin/Stolin.html

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

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

- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Voronovo)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.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.

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


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech 1848 Szepes Census #austria-czech

Vivian Kahn
 

I am very pleased to announce that thanks to Karesz Vandor and Peter
Absolon we located and have digital images of pages >from the 1848 Census
for Szepes megye >from the Slovak State Archives in Levoca. This census
has not been filmed by FamilySearch so this will be an important
resource for those who are researching family >from Hunfalva (Huncovce)
and other communities >from this area, where a number of Jews who
emigrated >from Moravia in the 18th century, settled. After the records
have been transcribed we will upload to the JewishGen Hungary database.
If you are willing and able to help, please contact me off-list and I
will send you images and the template.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian SIG Coordinator
<vkahn@kmort.com>

Researching families including:
BERKOVICS/BERKOWITZ/ROTH/GROSZ. Avas Ujvaros, Hung./Orasu Nou, Rom.
KAHAN/JOSIPOVITS/DUB, Sziget, Kabolacsarda, Nagyvarad, Hung./Sighet,
Ciarda, Oradea, Rom.
KOHN/Zbegnyo/ Zbehnov, Tarnoka/Trnavka, Slov.; Cleveland
LEFKOVITS/Kolbasa/Brezina, Slov.
MOSKOVITS/Honkocz, Szobranc, Osztro, Kassa, Hung./Chonkovce, Sobrance,
Ostrov, Kosice, Slov., Nyiregyhaza, Hung. ELOVITS/Hornya/Horna, Slov.
NEUMANN/Szeretva, Kereszt, Nagymihaly, Miskolc, Hung./Sobrance, Kristy,
Stretavka, Michalovce, Slov. POLACSEK/Hunfalu, Hung./Huncovce, Slov.
SPITZ/Nikolsburg/Mikulov, Prosnitz/Prostejov, Moravia/Czech.;
Kismarton/Eisenstadt, Hung./Aus., Hunfalu/Huncovce.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech gravestone picture in Zentralfriedhof cemetery #austria-czech

Milton Koch
 

I am requesting a photograph of a gravestone at the above cemetery, Tor 1.
The gravestone is located at the following place: group 50, row 52,
grave 24a.
It is related to Samson Barbasch.
Thank you.
MIlton Koch
Bethesda, MD USA
BARBASCH-VIENNA, PODVOLOCHISK


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Viennese grandfather #austria-czech

yjward@...
 

My Viennese grandfather, Robert Farber, came to England in February 1940,
aged 46, as a refugee. He lived in Paddington, London, and was Category C
on his alien record.

He was eventually interned by the Marylebone, London, police in the big
round up of June 1940 and sent to the Isle of Man. The Manx National
Heritage Archives do not have a record of him. Can anyone help me ascertain
which camp he might have been in?

On his Enemy Alien form it says he is German, previously Austrian. Then it
states “Nationality amended to Polish”, but this is crossed out. Can anyone
help me understand why this might be?


Yvonne Ward
Hampshire


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Yizkor Book Project, November 2017 #austria-czech

bounce-3429045-772950@...
 

Shalom,

To say that great progress was made in the Yizkor Book Project over 2017,
is probably an understatement. To begin with, we are pleased to inform
you that we added in the final pages of two of our projects. The
completion of our Yizkor Book projects is always exciting and it is
heartwarming to see the result of the combined efforts of many good
people, bearing fruit. We now have 141 complete projects online and I
foresee that coming months will see further additions to this steadily
growing number. The projects finished this past month were:

- Kosava, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kosow Poleski), the translation of
which was generously presented to us by Bob Fitterman.
- Pan Kapitan of Jordanow - yet another book compiled and donated to us
by Bill Leibner. I have definitely lost count of the number of books he
has presented and translations he's prepared and we are most thankful for
all his work.

Following my previous monthly report, I was approached by a number of
people interested in supporting some further translations >from entries in
the Yad Vashem Pinkasim (Encyclopedias of the Jewish communities), some of
which will be seen listed below. If you also are interested in a
particular community that is listed in one of these encyclopedias, I will
gladly assist you in seeing the relevant entry translated.

Another significant new addition in November was of the book "We want to
live", tracing the arduous journey of Jewish martyrs across Lithuania,
Latvia, Byelorussia, Poland & Germany. It was kindly presented to us by
author's son, Joshua H. Rassen, and for which we are most grateful.

Further activities this past month, included the setting up of two
Translations Funds for the following books:

- Brzesko, Poland Yizkor book - "Memorial book of Briegel-Brzesko and
vicinity"
- Kaunas (Kovno), Lithuania - " A Palace That Sank...", the Schwabe
Gymnasion Kovno Lithuania Yizkor Book

If you are interested in one of these communities and are able to support
the lofty endeavor of having its Yizkor book translated into English,
you'll find a link to our Translation Fund page listed at the end of this
report. Other than these, there are also around 85 Translation Funds
eagerly waiting your financial support.

The final piece of news on progress comes >from our Yizkor Books in Print
Project, which published no less than three books over the past month:

- Dokshytsy, Belarus - "Dokshitz-Parafianov Memorial (Yizkor) Book"
- Bender, Moldova - "Yizkor Book of Our Birth Place: Bendery"
- Jonava, Lithuania - "Jonava On the Banks of the Vylia"

The YBIP project has published 64 books in the 5 years since its inception
and our hats go off to Joel Alpert and his truly dedicated team for this
remarkable achievement. Joel also has informed us that November was a
record sales month for this project, indicating to me the growing interest
and importance of these books. Details of what is available and where they
may be purchased appears 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 November.

We have added in a two new books:

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

- Zamosc, Poland (Pinkas Zamosc; in Memoriam )
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zamosc1/zamosc1.html

And added in 5 new entries:

- Craidorolt, Romania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00254.html

- Crasna, Romania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00255.html

- Nechayevka, Ukraine (Jewish Farmers in Russian Fields)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/JewishFarmers/Jew241.html

- Izabelin, Belarus (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00123.html

- Trzcianne, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol8_00361.html

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

- Berehove, Ukraine (The Jews of Berehovo - Beregszasz in pictures)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berehove/Berehove.html

- Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brody/brody.html

- Chorzele, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Chorzel)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Chorzele/Chorzele.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

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

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ekaterinoslav/Ekaterinoslav.html

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

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Golub_dobrzyn/Golub_dobrzyn.html

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

- Kosava, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kosow Poleski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kosava/Kosava.html

- Krasnobrod, Poland (Krasnobrod; a Memorial to the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Krasnobrod/Krasnobrod.html

- Lviv, Ukraine (Lwow Volume: Part I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lviv/lviv.html

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

- Narach (Kobylnik), Belarus (Memorial Book of Kobylnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kobylnik/Kobylnik.html

- Pan Kapitan of Jordanow
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Jordanow/Jordanow.html

- Sarny, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sarny/sarny.html

- Stolin, Belarus (Stolin; a memorial to the Jewish communities of Stolin
and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stolin/Stolin.html

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

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

- Voranava, Belarus (Voronovo: Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Voronovo)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/voronovo/voronovo.html

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wyszkow/Wyszkow.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.

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


I have 1787 name conversions to Surname for Jevicko and looking for other Bohemia and Moravia 1787 name conversions for surnames. #austria-czech

Roger Adler
 

Dear Fellow Siggers:

I am possession of Surname conversions for Jevicko and surrounding towns for 1787.
I am looking for anyone who has similar conversions for:

Velke Mezirici , Moravia

Blovice, Bohemia

Plezn, Bohemia

Prestice, Bohemia

Anyone interested in my Jevicko list can contact me for information.

Roger Adler San Antonio, Texas


Please support JewishGen on #austria-czech

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Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech I have 1787 name conversions to Surname for Jevicko and looking for other Bohemia and Moravia 1787 name conversions for surnames. #austria-czech

Roger Adler
 

Dear Fellow Siggers:

I am possession of Surname conversions for Jevicko and surrounding towns for 1787.
I am looking for anyone who has similar conversions for:

Velke Mezirici , Moravia

Blovice, Bohemia

Plezn, Bohemia

Prestice, Bohemia

Anyone interested in my Jevicko list can contact me for information.

Roger Adler San Antonio, Texas


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Please support JewishGen on #austria-czech

bounce-3426395-772950@...
 

Dear JewishGen Family,

Today is #GivingTuesday - a global day of giving back - and it falls less
than a month before Chanukah when we kindle lights of hope.

In this spirit of hope for the future, please give back by supporting
JewishGen, whose mission is to "preserve our history for future
generations."

Because of JewishGen, and its more than 1,000 volunteers, people can learn
about their Jewish family history - no matter their location! With the
simple click of a button (and good internet access!), JewishGen allows
people to access information that previously would have required a
tremendous expense, and countless hours travelling the world.

In the words of one donor: "Sadly, the family members who might have
answered my many questions have all passed on. Therefore, it is only
through sites such as yours that I may find answers."

Our goal is to raise $18,000 *today* to help subsidize our services. A gift
of any amount will be greatly appreciated, and collectively, make a
tremendous difference. As in past years, gifts of $100 or more will
qualify for our Value Added Services.

FREE GIFT! All JewishGen users who contribute to our Giving Tuesday
campaign - no matter the amount - will receive an exclusive link to view
the upcoming film "My Dear Children" (which is scheduled to premiere
internationally in theaters and on PBS in 2018). This is the first-ever
documentary about the anti-Jewish massacres that swept what is today
Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus immediately following WWI. These massacres
are an often overlooked piece of Jewish history, and we hope you find
this film informative and meaningful. (A trailer can be viewed here:
https://tinyurl.com/JGMDC).

If you are in a position to do so, please help us continue our important
work. Donations to support JewishGen can be made in the following ways:
(1) Online via our SECURE website: Please visit:
https://tinyurl.com/JG17FA
(2) Via PayPAL: Please visit: https://preview.tinyurl.com/JG17PPGF
(3) Telephone: Please call: +1.646.494.5972 - We are standing by to
process donations over the phone!
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Place, New York, NY 10280

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much to preserve *your* history for the future.
Thank you and (an early) happy Chanukah!

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Internment of my Austrian/German/Polish grandfather #austria-czech

yjward@...
 

My Viennese grandfather, Robert Farber, came to England in February 1940,
aged 46, as a refugee. He lived in Paddington, London, and was Category C
on his alien record.

He was eventually interned by the Marylebone, London, police in the big
round up of June 1940 and sent to the Isle of Man. The Manx National
Heritage Archives do not have a record of him. Can anyone help me ascertain
which camp he might have been in?

On his Enemy Alien form it says he is German, previously Austrian. Then it
states "Nationality amended to Polish", but this is crossed out. Can anyone
help me understand why this might be?


Yvonne Ward
Romsey
Hampshire


Web translation #austria-czech

David Lewin
 

Most of us need machine help to understand text written in other
languages. For a long time Google's translation service at
https://translate.google.co.uk/ has dominated. While OK for
individual words or short phrases, it also produced laughable results
- especially on longer text.

I have just been guided to a new free translation service which I
find remarkable:

https://www.deepl.com/

It has 2 parts:

1. DeepL Translator for machine translation - as in other services
you enter text in one language and have its translation in a
selection of other languages in the adjacent window.
2. Linguee database of human translations - a vast dictionary

DeeplL sadly, at this stage, lacks Hebrew which Google does offer

David Lewin
London

46761 - 46780 of 658638