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Yizkor Book Project, January 2017 #gdansk #germany #poland #danzig

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

So, a new year begins and with it much ado in the Yizkor Book Project. Once
again, for instance, I am delighted to inform you that yet another two
projects were successfully completed during January and they were:

Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community) and I
wish to send out my appreciation to Jack Ekstein who is President of the
Pabianice Landsmanshaft, Melbourne, Australia. This book, which is a
translation of the original Pabianice Yizkor book, was published by the
landsmanshaft in Melbourne and generously donated to the Yizkor Book Project
to our grateful benefit.

Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book), the complete
translation of which came about through the great support of David Schulman,
allowing this project to become a reality.

Just like a journey, a Yizkor Book project begins with an initial step, and
this last month the first step was taken in arranging the translation of the
Nyasvizh, Belarus Yizkor book by the setting up of a Translations Fund to
this end. These funds provide a convenient way for those interested in
supporting the translation of a particular community book. If you have a
book that you would like see translated, please contact me and I'll explain
the steps in setting up such a Translations Fund. Other than that, if you
would like to do a "mitzvah" by supporting the Nyasvizh Fund or any other of
our Translation Funds, please see the link to the list at the end of this
report.

Many of the entries added this last month came >from the various Pinkasei
Kehillot (Community Encyclopedias) which have unique information about
communities that often don't have their own Yizkor book. If there is a
community you are looking for that you are struggling to find information
about, please contact me and I can check and let you know if there is a
relevant section available and how an English translation can be arranged
for it.

Finally, I am pleased to announce that a new book, which was compiled by
William Leibner, has kindly provided for inclusion on our online "shelves".
The book "Brichah" enlightens us in regards the underground "Brichah"
movement which aided Holocaust survivors to clandestinely leave Europe after
WW2 - a fascinating piece of history.

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

We have added in a new book:

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

We have also added in 8 new entries:

- Bol'shoy Zhelutsk, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka,
New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf287.html

- Charsznica, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and Ksiaz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Mie223.html

- Dolny Kubin, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo138.html

- Luninyets, Belarus (Memorial book of Luniniec / Kozhanhorodok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Luninyets/Luninyetsh.html [Hebrew]

- Piatek, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00201.html

- Plawno, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00203.html

- Praszka, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00204.html

- Velka Ida, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo182.html

We have continued to updated 21 of our existing projects:

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.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

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

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.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) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.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

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pultusk/Pultusk.html

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

- Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokyryany/Sokyryany.html

- Trakai, Lithuania (Troki)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/trakai/trakai.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

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

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.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


Yizkor Book Project, January 2017 #dna

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

So, a new year begins and with it much ado in the Yizkor Book Project. Once
again, for instance, I am delighted to inform you that yet another two
projects were successfully completed during January and they were:

Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community) and I
wish to send out my appreciation to Jack Ekstein who is President of the
Pabianice Landsmanshaft, Melbourne, Australia. This book, which is a
translation of the original Pabianice Yizkor book, was published by the
landsmanshaft in Melbourne and generously donated to the Yizkor Book Project
to our grateful benefit.

Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book), the complete
translation of which came about through the great support of David Schulman,
allowing this project to become a reality.

Just like a journey, a Yizkor Book project begins with an initial step, and
this last month the first step was taken in arranging the translation of the
Nyasvizh, Belarus Yizkor book by the setting up of a Translations Fund to
this end. These funds provide a convenient way for those interested in
supporting the translation of a particular community book. If you have a
book that you would like see translated, please contact me and I'll explain
the steps in setting up such a Translations Fund. Other than that, if you
would like to do a "mitzvah" by supporting the Nyasvizh Fund or any other of
our Translation Funds, please see the link to the list at the end of this
report.

Many of the entries added this last month came >from the various Pinkasei
Kehillot (Community Encyclopedias) which have unique information about
communities that often don't have their own Yizkor book. If there is a
community you are looking for that you are struggling to find information
about, please contact me and I can check and let you know if there is a
relevant section available and how an English translation can be arranged
for it.

Finally, I am pleased to announce that a new book, which was compiled by
William Leibner, has kindly provided for inclusion on our online "shelves".
The book "Brichah" enlightens us in regards the underground "Brichah"
movement which aided Holocaust survivors to clandestinely leave Europe after
WW2 - a fascinating piece of history.

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

We have added in a new book:

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

We have also added in 8 new entries:

- Bol'shoy Zhelutsk, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka,
New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf287.html

- Charsznica, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and Ksiaz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Mie223.html

- Dolny Kubin, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo138.html

- Luninyets, Belarus (Memorial book of Luniniec / Kozhanhorodok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Luninyets/Luninyetsh.html [Hebrew]

- Piatek, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00201.html

- Plawno, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00203.html

- Praszka, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00204.html

- Velka Ida, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo182.html

We have continued to updated 21 of our existing projects:

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.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

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

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.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) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.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

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pultusk/Pultusk.html

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

- Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokyryany/Sokyryany.html

- Trakai, Lithuania (Troki)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/trakai/trakai.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

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

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.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


Yizkor Book Project, January 2017 #latvia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

So, a new year begins and with it much ado in the Yizkor Book Project. Once
again, for instance, I am delighted to inform you that yet another two
projects were successfully completed during January and they were:

Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community) and I
wish to send out my appreciation to Jack Ekstein who is President of the
Pabianice Landsmanshaft, Melbourne, Australia. This book, which is a
translation of the original Pabianice Yizkor book, was published by the
landsmanshaft in Melbourne and generously donated to the Yizkor Book Project
to our grateful benefit.

Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book), the complete
translation of which came about through the great support of David Schulman,
allowing this project to become a reality.

Just like a journey, a Yizkor Book project begins with an initial step, and
this last month the first step was taken in arranging the translation of the
Nyasvizh, Belarus Yizkor book by the setting up of a Translations Fund to
this end. These funds provide a convenient way for those interested in
supporting the translation of a particular community book. If you have a
book that you would like see translated, please contact me and I'll explain
the steps in setting up such a Translations Fund. Other than that, if you
would like to do a "mitzvah" by supporting the Nyasvizh Fund or any other of
our Translation Funds, please see the link to the list at the end of this
report.

Many of the entries added this last month came >from the various Pinkasei
Kehillot (Community Encyclopedias) which have unique information about
communities that often don't have their own Yizkor book. If there is a
community you are looking for that you are struggling to find information
about, please contact me and I can check and let you know if there is a
relevant section available and how an English translation can be arranged
for it.

Finally, I am pleased to announce that a new book, which was compiled by
William Leibner, has kindly provided for inclusion on our online "shelves".
The book "Brichah" enlightens us in regards the underground "Brichah"
movement which aided Holocaust survivors to clandestinely leave Europe after
WW2 - a fascinating piece of history.

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

We have added in a new book:

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

We have also added in 8 new entries:

- Bol'shoy Zhelutsk, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka,
New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf287.html

- Charsznica, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and Ksiaz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Mie223.html

- Dolny Kubin, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo138.html

- Luninyets, Belarus (Memorial book of Luniniec / Kozhanhorodok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Luninyets/Luninyetsh.html [Hebrew]

- Piatek, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00201.html

- Plawno, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00203.html

- Praszka, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00204.html

- Velka Ida, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo182.html

We have continued to updated 21 of our existing projects:

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.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

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

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.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) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.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

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pultusk/Pultusk.html

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

- Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokyryany/Sokyryany.html

- Trakai, Lithuania (Troki)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/trakai/trakai.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

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

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.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


Danzig/Gedansk SIG #Danzig #Gdansk #Germany #Poland Yizkor Book Project, January 2017 #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

So, a new year begins and with it much ado in the Yizkor Book Project. Once
again, for instance, I am delighted to inform you that yet another two
projects were successfully completed during January and they were:

Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community) and I
wish to send out my appreciation to Jack Ekstein who is President of the
Pabianice Landsmanshaft, Melbourne, Australia. This book, which is a
translation of the original Pabianice Yizkor book, was published by the
landsmanshaft in Melbourne and generously donated to the Yizkor Book Project
to our grateful benefit.

Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book), the complete
translation of which came about through the great support of David Schulman,
allowing this project to become a reality.

Just like a journey, a Yizkor Book project begins with an initial step, and
this last month the first step was taken in arranging the translation of the
Nyasvizh, Belarus Yizkor book by the setting up of a Translations Fund to
this end. These funds provide a convenient way for those interested in
supporting the translation of a particular community book. If you have a
book that you would like see translated, please contact me and I'll explain
the steps in setting up such a Translations Fund. Other than that, if you
would like to do a "mitzvah" by supporting the Nyasvizh Fund or any other of
our Translation Funds, please see the link to the list at the end of this
report.

Many of the entries added this last month came >from the various Pinkasei
Kehillot (Community Encyclopedias) which have unique information about
communities that often don't have their own Yizkor book. If there is a
community you are looking for that you are struggling to find information
about, please contact me and I can check and let you know if there is a
relevant section available and how an English translation can be arranged
for it.

Finally, I am pleased to announce that a new book, which was compiled by
William Leibner, has kindly provided for inclusion on our online "shelves".
The book "Brichah" enlightens us in regards the underground "Brichah"
movement which aided Holocaust survivors to clandestinely leave Europe after
WW2 - a fascinating piece of history.

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

We have added in a new book:

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

We have also added in 8 new entries:

- Bol'shoy Zhelutsk, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka,
New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf287.html

- Charsznica, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and Ksiaz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Mie223.html

- Dolny Kubin, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo138.html

- Luninyets, Belarus (Memorial book of Luniniec / Kozhanhorodok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Luninyets/Luninyetsh.html [Hebrew]

- Piatek, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00201.html

- Plawno, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00203.html

- Praszka, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00204.html

- Velka Ida, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo182.html

We have continued to updated 21 of our existing projects:

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.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

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

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.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) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.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

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pultusk/Pultusk.html

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

- Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokyryany/Sokyryany.html

- Trakai, Lithuania (Troki)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/trakai/trakai.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

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

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.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


DNA Research #DNA Yizkor Book Project, January 2017 #dna

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

So, a new year begins and with it much ado in the Yizkor Book Project. Once
again, for instance, I am delighted to inform you that yet another two
projects were successfully completed during January and they were:

Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community) and I
wish to send out my appreciation to Jack Ekstein who is President of the
Pabianice Landsmanshaft, Melbourne, Australia. This book, which is a
translation of the original Pabianice Yizkor book, was published by the
landsmanshaft in Melbourne and generously donated to the Yizkor Book Project
to our grateful benefit.

Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book), the complete
translation of which came about through the great support of David Schulman,
allowing this project to become a reality.

Just like a journey, a Yizkor Book project begins with an initial step, and
this last month the first step was taken in arranging the translation of the
Nyasvizh, Belarus Yizkor book by the setting up of a Translations Fund to
this end. These funds provide a convenient way for those interested in
supporting the translation of a particular community book. If you have a
book that you would like see translated, please contact me and I'll explain
the steps in setting up such a Translations Fund. Other than that, if you
would like to do a "mitzvah" by supporting the Nyasvizh Fund or any other of
our Translation Funds, please see the link to the list at the end of this
report.

Many of the entries added this last month came >from the various Pinkasei
Kehillot (Community Encyclopedias) which have unique information about
communities that often don't have their own Yizkor book. If there is a
community you are looking for that you are struggling to find information
about, please contact me and I can check and let you know if there is a
relevant section available and how an English translation can be arranged
for it.

Finally, I am pleased to announce that a new book, which was compiled by
William Leibner, has kindly provided for inclusion on our online "shelves".
The book "Brichah" enlightens us in regards the underground "Brichah"
movement which aided Holocaust survivors to clandestinely leave Europe after
WW2 - a fascinating piece of history.

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

We have added in a new book:

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

We have also added in 8 new entries:

- Bol'shoy Zhelutsk, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka,
New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf287.html

- Charsznica, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and Ksiaz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Mie223.html

- Dolny Kubin, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo138.html

- Luninyets, Belarus (Memorial book of Luniniec / Kozhanhorodok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Luninyets/Luninyetsh.html [Hebrew]

- Piatek, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00201.html

- Plawno, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00203.html

- Praszka, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00204.html

- Velka Ida, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo182.html

We have continued to updated 21 of our existing projects:

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.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

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

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.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) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.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

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pultusk/Pultusk.html

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

- Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokyryany/Sokyryany.html

- Trakai, Lithuania (Troki)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/trakai/trakai.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

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

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.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


Latvia SIG #Latvia Yizkor Book Project, January 2017 #latvia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

So, a new year begins and with it much ado in the Yizkor Book Project. Once
again, for instance, I am delighted to inform you that yet another two
projects were successfully completed during January and they were:

Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community) and I
wish to send out my appreciation to Jack Ekstein who is President of the
Pabianice Landsmanshaft, Melbourne, Australia. This book, which is a
translation of the original Pabianice Yizkor book, was published by the
landsmanshaft in Melbourne and generously donated to the Yizkor Book Project
to our grateful benefit.

Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book), the complete
translation of which came about through the great support of David Schulman,
allowing this project to become a reality.

Just like a journey, a Yizkor Book project begins with an initial step, and
this last month the first step was taken in arranging the translation of the
Nyasvizh, Belarus Yizkor book by the setting up of a Translations Fund to
this end. These funds provide a convenient way for those interested in
supporting the translation of a particular community book. If you have a
book that you would like see translated, please contact me and I'll explain
the steps in setting up such a Translations Fund. Other than that, if you
would like to do a "mitzvah" by supporting the Nyasvizh Fund or any other of
our Translation Funds, please see the link to the list at the end of this
report.

Many of the entries added this last month came >from the various Pinkasei
Kehillot (Community Encyclopedias) which have unique information about
communities that often don't have their own Yizkor book. If there is a
community you are looking for that you are struggling to find information
about, please contact me and I can check and let you know if there is a
relevant section available and how an English translation can be arranged
for it.

Finally, I am pleased to announce that a new book, which was compiled by
William Leibner, has kindly provided for inclusion on our online "shelves".
The book "Brichah" enlightens us in regards the underground "Brichah"
movement which aided Holocaust survivors to clandestinely leave Europe after
WW2 - a fascinating piece of history.

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

We have added in a new book:

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

We have also added in 8 new entries:

- Bol'shoy Zhelutsk, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka,
New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf287.html

- Charsznica, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and Ksiaz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Mie223.html

- Dolny Kubin, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo138.html

- Luninyets, Belarus (Memorial book of Luniniec / Kozhanhorodok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Luninyets/Luninyetsh.html [Hebrew]

- Piatek, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00201.html

- Plawno, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00203.html

- Praszka, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00204.html

- Velka Ida, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo182.html

We have continued to updated 21 of our existing projects:

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.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

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

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.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) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.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

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pultusk/Pultusk.html

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

- Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokyryany/Sokyryany.html

- Trakai, Lithuania (Troki)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/trakai/trakai.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

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

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.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


Towns named Kosow #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Following announcement of the English translation of Kosow Poleski
(presently Kosava, Belarus), I'd like on this occasion to review the
situation with other towns named Kosow, including places in Galicia.

When one searches the JewishGen Gazetteer for towns named Kosow
(Kossow), a multitude of places with such names are popping up. Towns'
names are associated with the "kos", the common named blackbird
(Turdus merula) in Polish. This bird is tied up to many folk legends and
superstitions.

For example, it was believed in Poland that lightning does not strike a
house in which a blackbird resides. English superstition claims that when
a young girl will see a blackbird on Valentine's Day, she will marry a
pastor. An Irish proverb says: "There'll be white blackbirds before an
unwilling woman ties the knot".

Beside the Kosow Poleski, mentioned earlier, JewishGen recognized
another two other Jewish communities associated with name Kosow.

The largest one is the Jewish community of Kosow in Stanislawow
Province (now town Kosiv in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast') with 2,653
residents listed in 1921, and Kosow Lacki in Ostrow Mazowiecka and
Sokolow Podlaski, Poland vicinity (1,316 Jewish are souls listed in 1921
census).

Forgotten or at least not listed as the established Jewish community is
town Kossow in Czortkow district, of Tarnopol Province in Eastern
Galicia.

Town Kossow had Jewish population of 121 souls (out of total town
residents 2,446 or 5%) according to the 1900 Galicia census. The town's
Jewish population decreased following WWI to 81 souls (1921 Poland
census) out of 2,407 of total population number).

I'm wondering how many folks researching Kossow in the Czortkow
(Tarnopol) region have been automatically redirected to Kosow in
Stanislawow Province.

Town is listed in the JewishGen Gazetteer under name Kosov at
4906 2538, 9.5 miles distance NW >from Chortkiv (Czortkow).

Since we are already dealing with Czortkow research, there is another
town missing >from JGFF Jewish communities listings. Town name is
Nagorzanka (currently known as Naguzhanka at 4903 2547), located
within a couple of miles distance >from the established Jewish
communities of Wygnanka and Czortkow.

Nagorzanka had according to the 1900 Galicia census, 99 Jewish
residents, just short one person >from the magic number 100 (8.2 % of
the total number of residents). The number of Jewish residents was
reduced to 51 following WWI (Poland 1921 census).

Best

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


JGFF - reminder #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

JGFF (JewishGen Family Finder) is most popular JG database available
for all genealogists.

http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/

For complete information about the JGFF database, please see the JGFF
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about the JewishGen Family Finder.

http://www.jewishgen.org/JGFF/FAQ/

If you require JGFF assistance, please visit the JGFF Help desk at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/FAQ/jgffhelp.htm

There are few more points in addition to rules listed in above JGFF sites:

1. When adding a town name(s) and the system rejects it, please search
for town names already listed in the JGFF system; perhaps you have
misspelled it or placed the town in the incorrect country (Typical: Russia
instead of Ukraine, Belarus or Moldova).

Rule: use only modern town name within modern country borders.

2. Use the JewishGen Gazetteer as much as possible
http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp

The JG Gazetteer, based on USBGN (United States Board of the
Geographical Names), provided unique FEAT # which allows JGFF editor
to enter correct town with correct coordinates into the JGFF database.

If a place name is not listed in the Gazetteer, please provide detailed
description where information about the town and its Jewish
characteristics can be located.

Please do not make location references such as classical "pinskaminska
kibernia" or refer the JGFF editor to Google or other Internet search
engines.

Suggestion: Do your research first but call JGFF Help when you are lost.

3. We are trying our best, but sometime we also hit the wall, and in this
case we recommend to contact JG discussion group: there are many
very helpful and very smart experienced Genners can provide
suggestions and recommendations.

4. Do not forget write simple "thank you" to editor in reply when your
issue has been solved. I am volunteer JGFF editor.

5. I'll post on this forum periodic updates on added JGFF towns and
surnames associated with those towns. Galicia towns updates will be also
posted on Galicia discussion group.

Best

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


Yizkor Book Project, January 2017 #galicia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: Please note especially the references below to
five towns that were once in Galicia -- Brody, Dobromil, Kolomyya,
Lviv, and Zbarazh, Ukraine.]

Shalom,

So, a new year begins and with it much ado in the Yizkor Book Project.
Once again, for instance, I am delighted to inform you that yet another
two projects were successfully completed during January and they
were:

Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
and I wish to send out my appreciation to Jack Ekstein who is President
of the Pabianice Landsmanshaft, Melbourne, Australia. This book,
which is a translation of the original Pabianice Yizkor book, was
published by the landsmanshaft in Melbourne and generously donated
to the Yizkor Book Project to our grateful benefit.

Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book), the complete
translation of which came about through the great support of David
Schulman, allowing this project to become a reality.

Just like a journey, a Yizkor Book project begins with an initial step, and
this last month the first step was taken in arranging the translation of
the Nyasvizh, Belarus Yizkor book by the setting up of a Translations
Fund to this end. These funds provide a convenient way for those
interested in supporting the translation of a particular community book.
If you have a book that you would like see translated, please contact
me and I'll explain the steps in setting up such a Translations Fund.
Other than that, if you would like to do a "mitzvah" by supporting the
Nyasvizh Fund or any other of our Translation Funds, please see the
link to the list at the end of this report.

Many of the entries added this last month came >from the various
Pinkasei Kehillot (Community Encyclopedias) which have unique
information about communities that often don't have their own Yizkor
book. If there is a community you are looking for that you are
struggling to find information about, please contact me and I can
check and let you know if there is a relevant section available and how
an English translation can be arranged for it.

Finally, I am pleased to announce that a new book, which was compiled
by William Leibner, has kindly provided for inclusion on our online
"shelves". The book "Brichah" enlightens us in regards the
underground "Brichah" movement which aided Holocaust survivors to
clandestinely leave Europe after WW2 - a fascinating piece of history.

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

We have added in a new book:

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

We have also added in 8 new entries:

- Bol'shoy Zhelutsk, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns
of Old Rafalowka, New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf287.html

- Charsznica, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and Ksiaz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Mie223.html

- Dolny Kubin, Slovakia
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo138.html

- Luninyets, Belarus (Memorial book of Luniniec / Kozhanhorodok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Luninyets/Luninyetsh.html [Hebrew]

- Piatek, Poland
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00201.html

- Plawno, Poland
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00203.html

- Praszka, Poland
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00204.html

- Velka Ida, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo182.html

We have continued to updated 21 of our existing projects:

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.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

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

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.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) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.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

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pultusk/Pultusk.html

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

- Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokyryany/Sokyryany.html

- Trakai, Lithuania (Troki)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/trakai/trakai.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

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

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.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 Towns named Kosow #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

Following announcement of the English translation of Kosow Poleski
(presently Kosava, Belarus), I'd like on this occasion to review the
situation with other towns named Kosow, including places in Galicia.

When one searches the JewishGen Gazetteer for towns named Kosow
(Kossow), a multitude of places with such names are popping up. Towns'
names are associated with the "kos", the common named blackbird
(Turdus merula) in Polish. This bird is tied up to many folk legends and
superstitions.

For example, it was believed in Poland that lightning does not strike a
house in which a blackbird resides. English superstition claims that when
a young girl will see a blackbird on Valentine's Day, she will marry a
pastor. An Irish proverb says: "There'll be white blackbirds before an
unwilling woman ties the knot".

Beside the Kosow Poleski, mentioned earlier, JewishGen recognized
another two other Jewish communities associated with name Kosow.

The largest one is the Jewish community of Kosow in Stanislawow
Province (now town Kosiv in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast') with 2,653
residents listed in 1921, and Kosow Lacki in Ostrow Mazowiecka and
Sokolow Podlaski, Poland vicinity (1,316 Jewish are souls listed in 1921
census).

Forgotten or at least not listed as the established Jewish community is
town Kossow in Czortkow district, of Tarnopol Province in Eastern
Galicia.

Town Kossow had Jewish population of 121 souls (out of total town
residents 2,446 or 5%) according to the 1900 Galicia census. The town's
Jewish population decreased following WWI to 81 souls (1921 Poland
census) out of 2,407 of total population number).

I'm wondering how many folks researching Kossow in the Czortkow
(Tarnopol) region have been automatically redirected to Kosow in
Stanislawow Province.

Town is listed in the JewishGen Gazetteer under name Kosov at
4906 2538, 9.5 miles distance NW >from Chortkiv (Czortkow).

Since we are already dealing with Czortkow research, there is another
town missing >from JGFF Jewish communities listings. Town name is
Nagorzanka (currently known as Naguzhanka at 4903 2547), located
within a couple of miles distance >from the established Jewish
communities of Wygnanka and Czortkow.

Nagorzanka had according to the 1900 Galicia census, 99 Jewish
residents, just short one person >from the magic number 100 (8.2 % of
the total number of residents). The number of Jewish residents was
reduced to 51 following WWI (Poland 1921 census).

Best

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia JGFF - reminder #galicia

Alexander Sharon
 

JGFF (JewishGen Family Finder) is most popular JG database available
for all genealogists.

http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/

For complete information about the JGFF database, please see the JGFF
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about the JewishGen Family Finder.

http://www.jewishgen.org/JGFF/FAQ/

If you require JGFF assistance, please visit the JGFF Help desk at:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/FAQ/jgffhelp.htm

There are few more points in addition to rules listed in above JGFF sites:

1. When adding a town name(s) and the system rejects it, please search
for town names already listed in the JGFF system; perhaps you have
misspelled it or placed the town in the incorrect country (Typical: Russia
instead of Ukraine, Belarus or Moldova).

Rule: use only modern town name within modern country borders.

2. Use the JewishGen Gazetteer as much as possible
http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp

The JG Gazetteer, based on USBGN (United States Board of the
Geographical Names), provided unique FEAT # which allows JGFF editor
to enter correct town with correct coordinates into the JGFF database.

If a place name is not listed in the Gazetteer, please provide detailed
description where information about the town and its Jewish
characteristics can be located.

Please do not make location references such as classical "pinskaminska
kibernia" or refer the JGFF editor to Google or other Internet search
engines.

Suggestion: Do your research first but call JGFF Help when you are lost.

3. We are trying our best, but sometime we also hit the wall, and in this
case we recommend to contact JG discussion group: there are many
very helpful and very smart experienced Genners can provide
suggestions and recommendations.

4. Do not forget write simple "thank you" to editor in reply when your
issue has been solved. I am volunteer JGFF editor.

5. I'll post on this forum periodic updates on added JGFF towns and
surnames associated with those towns. Galicia towns updates will be also
posted on Galicia discussion group.

Best

Alexander Sharon
JGFF editor


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Yizkor Book Project, January 2017 #galicia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

[MODERATOR NOTE: Please note especially the references below to
five towns that were once in Galicia -- Brody, Dobromil, Kolomyya,
Lviv, and Zbarazh, Ukraine.]

Shalom,

So, a new year begins and with it much ado in the Yizkor Book Project.
Once again, for instance, I am delighted to inform you that yet another
two projects were successfully completed during January and they
were:

Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
and I wish to send out my appreciation to Jack Ekstein who is President
of the Pabianice Landsmanshaft, Melbourne, Australia. This book,
which is a translation of the original Pabianice Yizkor book, was
published by the landsmanshaft in Melbourne and generously donated
to the Yizkor Book Project to our grateful benefit.

Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book), the complete
translation of which came about through the great support of David
Schulman, allowing this project to become a reality.

Just like a journey, a Yizkor Book project begins with an initial step, and
this last month the first step was taken in arranging the translation of
the Nyasvizh, Belarus Yizkor book by the setting up of a Translations
Fund to this end. These funds provide a convenient way for those
interested in supporting the translation of a particular community book.
If you have a book that you would like see translated, please contact
me and I'll explain the steps in setting up such a Translations Fund.
Other than that, if you would like to do a "mitzvah" by supporting the
Nyasvizh Fund or any other of our Translation Funds, please see the
link to the list at the end of this report.

Many of the entries added this last month came >from the various
Pinkasei Kehillot (Community Encyclopedias) which have unique
information about communities that often don't have their own Yizkor
book. If there is a community you are looking for that you are
struggling to find information about, please contact me and I can
check and let you know if there is a relevant section available and how
an English translation can be arranged for it.

Finally, I am pleased to announce that a new book, which was compiled
by William Leibner, has kindly provided for inclusion on our online
"shelves". The book "Brichah" enlightens us in regards the
underground "Brichah" movement which aided Holocaust survivors to
clandestinely leave Europe after WW2 - a fascinating piece of history.

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

We have added in a new book:

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

We have also added in 8 new entries:

- Bol'shoy Zhelutsk, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns
of Old Rafalowka, New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf287.html

- Charsznica, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and Ksiaz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Mie223.html

- Dolny Kubin, Slovakia
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo138.html

- Luninyets, Belarus (Memorial book of Luniniec / Kozhanhorodok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Luninyets/Luninyetsh.html [Hebrew]

- Piatek, Poland
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00201.html

- Plawno, Poland
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00203.html

- Praszka, Poland
(Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00204.html

- Velka Ida, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo182.html

We have continued to updated 21 of our existing projects:

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.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

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

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.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) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.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

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pultusk/Pultusk.html

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

- Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokyryany/Sokyryany.html

- Trakai, Lithuania (Troki)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/trakai/trakai.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

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

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.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


Researching Mayer, Loeb and Levy families of Bosenbach am Glan, Kusel, Rheinland-Pfalz #germany

Dennis Aron <dennisaron@...>
 

It is my understanding that records >from this village are in Altenglan
and that the Bosenbach Jews buried their dead in Jewish cemetery in
Hinzweiler.

Does anyone know someone local to and knowledgeable of this Jewish
community who might be able to assist?

Thanks much, Dennis Aron, Skokie, IL USA dennisaron@gmail.com


German SIG #Germany Researching Mayer, Loeb and Levy families of Bosenbach am Glan, Kusel, Rheinland-Pfalz #germany

Dennis Aron <dennisaron@...>
 

It is my understanding that records >from this village are in Altenglan
and that the Bosenbach Jews buried their dead in Jewish cemetery in
Hinzweiler.

Does anyone know someone local to and knowledgeable of this Jewish
community who might be able to assist?

Thanks much, Dennis Aron, Skokie, IL USA dennisaron@gmail.com


Yizkor Book Project, January 2017 #subcarpathia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

So, a new year begins and with it much ado in the Yizkor Book Project. Once
again, for instance, I am delighted to inform you that yet another two
projects were successfully completed during January and they were:

Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community) and I
wish to send out my appreciation to Jack Ekstein who is President of the
Pabianice Landsmanshaft, Melbourne, Australia. This book, which is a
translation of the original Pabianice Yizkor book, was published by the
landsmanshaft in Melbourne and generously donated to the Yizkor Book Project
to our grateful benefit.

Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book), the complete
translation of which came about through the great support of David Schulman,
allowing this project to become a reality.

Just like a journey, a Yizkor Book project begins with an initial step, and
this last month the first step was taken in arranging the translation of the
Nyasvizh, Belarus Yizkor book by the setting up of a Translations Fund to
this end. These funds provide a convenient way for those interested in
supporting the translation of a particular community book. If you have a
book that you would like see translated, please contact me and I'll explain
the steps in setting up such a Translations Fund. Other than that, if you
would like to do a "mitzvah" by supporting the Nyasvizh Fund or any other of
our Translation Funds, please see the link to the list at the end of this
report.

Many of the entries added this last month came >from the various Pinkasei
Kehillot (Community Encyclopedias) which have unique information about
communities that often don't have their own Yizkor book. If there is a
community you are looking for that you are struggling to find information
about, please contact me and I can check and let you know if there is a
relevant section available and how an English translation can be arranged
for it.

Finally, I am pleased to announce that a new book, which was compiled by
William Leibner, has kindly provided for inclusion on our online "shelves".
The book "Brichah" enlightens us in regards the underground "Brichah"
movement which aided Holocaust survivors to clandestinely leave Europe after
WW2 - a fascinating piece of history.

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

We have added in a new book:

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

We have also added in 8 new entries:

- Bol'shoy Zhelutsk, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka,
New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf287.html

- Charsznica, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and Ksiaz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Mie223.html

- Dolny Kubin, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo138.html

- Luninyets, Belarus (Memorial book of Luniniec / Kozhanhorodok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Luninyets/Luninyetsh.html [Hebrew]

- Piatek, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00201.html

- Plawno, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00203.html

- Praszka, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00204.html

- Velka Ida, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo182.html

We have continued to updated 21 of our existing projects:

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.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

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

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.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) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.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

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pultusk/Pultusk.html

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

- Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokyryany/Sokyryany.html

- Trakai, Lithuania (Troki)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/trakai/trakai.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

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

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.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


Subcarpathia SIG #Subcarpathia Yizkor Book Project, January 2017 #subcarpathia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

So, a new year begins and with it much ado in the Yizkor Book Project. Once
again, for instance, I am delighted to inform you that yet another two
projects were successfully completed during January and they were:

Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community) and I
wish to send out my appreciation to Jack Ekstein who is President of the
Pabianice Landsmanshaft, Melbourne, Australia. This book, which is a
translation of the original Pabianice Yizkor book, was published by the
landsmanshaft in Melbourne and generously donated to the Yizkor Book Project
to our grateful benefit.

Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book), the complete
translation of which came about through the great support of David Schulman,
allowing this project to become a reality.

Just like a journey, a Yizkor Book project begins with an initial step, and
this last month the first step was taken in arranging the translation of the
Nyasvizh, Belarus Yizkor book by the setting up of a Translations Fund to
this end. These funds provide a convenient way for those interested in
supporting the translation of a particular community book. If you have a
book that you would like see translated, please contact me and I'll explain
the steps in setting up such a Translations Fund. Other than that, if you
would like to do a "mitzvah" by supporting the Nyasvizh Fund or any other of
our Translation Funds, please see the link to the list at the end of this
report.

Many of the entries added this last month came >from the various Pinkasei
Kehillot (Community Encyclopedias) which have unique information about
communities that often don't have their own Yizkor book. If there is a
community you are looking for that you are struggling to find information
about, please contact me and I can check and let you know if there is a
relevant section available and how an English translation can be arranged
for it.

Finally, I am pleased to announce that a new book, which was compiled by
William Leibner, has kindly provided for inclusion on our online "shelves".
The book "Brichah" enlightens us in regards the underground "Brichah"
movement which aided Holocaust survivors to clandestinely leave Europe after
WW2 - a fascinating piece of history.

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

We have added in a new book:

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

We have also added in 8 new entries:

- Bol'shoy Zhelutsk, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka,
New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf287.html

- Charsznica, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and Ksiaz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Mie223.html

- Dolny Kubin, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo138.html

- Luninyets, Belarus (Memorial book of Luniniec / Kozhanhorodok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Luninyets/Luninyetsh.html [Hebrew]

- Piatek, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00201.html

- Plawno, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00203.html

- Praszka, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00204.html

- Velka Ida, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo182.html

We have continued to updated 21 of our existing projects:

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.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

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

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.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) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.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

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pultusk/Pultusk.html

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

- Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokyryany/Sokyryany.html

- Trakai, Lithuania (Troki)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/trakai/trakai.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

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

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.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


Yizkor Book Project, January 2017 #belarus

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

So, a new year begins and with it much ado in the Yizkor Book Project. Once
again, for instance, I am delighted to inform you that yet another two
projects were successfully completed during January and they were:

Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community) and I
wish to send out my appreciation to Jack Ekstein who is President of the
Pabianice Landsmanshaft, Melbourne, Australia. This book, which is a
translation of the original Pabianice Yizkor book, was published by the
landsmanshaft in Melbourne and generously donated to the Yizkor Book Project
to our grateful benefit.

Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book), the complete
translation of which came about through the great support of David Schulman,
allowing this project to become a reality.

Just like a journey, a Yizkor Book project begins with an initial step, and
this last month the first step was taken in arranging the translation of the
Nyasvizh, Belarus Yizkor book by the setting up of a Translations Fund to
this end. These funds provide a convenient way for those interested in
supporting the translation of a particular community book. If you have a
book that you would like see translated, please contact me and I'll explain
the steps in setting up such a Translations Fund. Other than that, if you
would like to do a "mitzvah" by supporting the Nyasvizh Fund or any other of
our Translation Funds, please see the link to the list at the end of this
report.

Many of the entries added this last month came >from the various Pinkasei
Kehillot (Community Encyclopedias) which have unique information about
communities that often don't have their own Yizkor book. If there is a
community you are looking for that you are struggling to find information
about, please contact me and I can check and let you know if there is a
relevant section available and how an English translation can be arranged
for it.

Finally, I am pleased to announce that a new book, which was compiled by
William Leibner, has kindly provided for inclusion on our online "shelves".
The book "Brichah" enlightens us in regards the underground "Brichah"
movement which aided Holocaust survivors to clandestinely leave Europe after
WW2 - a fascinating piece of history.

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

We have added in a new book:

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

We have also added in 8 new entries:

- Bol'shoy Zhelutsk, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka,
New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf287.html

- Charsznica, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and Ksiaz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Mie223.html

- Dolny Kubin, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo138.html

- Luninyets, Belarus (Memorial book of Luniniec / Kozhanhorodok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Luninyets/Luninyetsh.html [Hebrew]

- Piatek, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00201.html

- Plawno, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00203.html

- Praszka, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00204.html

- Velka Ida, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo182.html

We have continued to updated 21 of our existing projects:

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.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

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

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.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) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.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

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pultusk/Pultusk.html

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

- Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokyryany/Sokyryany.html

- Trakai, Lithuania (Troki)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/trakai/trakai.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

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

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.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


Belarus SIG #Belarus Yizkor Book Project, January 2017 #belarus

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>
 

Shalom,

So, a new year begins and with it much ado in the Yizkor Book Project. Once
again, for instance, I am delighted to inform you that yet another two
projects were successfully completed during January and they were:

Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community) and I
wish to send out my appreciation to Jack Ekstein who is President of the
Pabianice Landsmanshaft, Melbourne, Australia. This book, which is a
translation of the original Pabianice Yizkor book, was published by the
landsmanshaft in Melbourne and generously donated to the Yizkor Book Project
to our grateful benefit.

Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book), the complete
translation of which came about through the great support of David Schulman,
allowing this project to become a reality.

Just like a journey, a Yizkor Book project begins with an initial step, and
this last month the first step was taken in arranging the translation of the
Nyasvizh, Belarus Yizkor book by the setting up of a Translations Fund to
this end. These funds provide a convenient way for those interested in
supporting the translation of a particular community book. If you have a
book that you would like see translated, please contact me and I'll explain
the steps in setting up such a Translations Fund. Other than that, if you
would like to do a "mitzvah" by supporting the Nyasvizh Fund or any other of
our Translation Funds, please see the link to the list at the end of this
report.

Many of the entries added this last month came >from the various Pinkasei
Kehillot (Community Encyclopedias) which have unique information about
communities that often don't have their own Yizkor book. If there is a
community you are looking for that you are struggling to find information
about, please contact me and I can check and let you know if there is a
relevant section available and how an English translation can be arranged
for it.

Finally, I am pleased to announce that a new book, which was compiled by
William Leibner, has kindly provided for inclusion on our online "shelves".
The book "Brichah" enlightens us in regards the underground "Brichah"
movement which aided Holocaust survivors to clandestinely leave Europe after
WW2 - a fascinating piece of history.

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

We have added in a new book:

- "Brichah" http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brichah/brichah.html

We have also added in 8 new entries:

- Bol'shoy Zhelutsk, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka,
New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/raf287.html

- Charsznica, Poland (Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and Ksiaz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miechow/Mie223.html

- Dolny Kubin, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo138.html

- Luninyets, Belarus (Memorial book of Luniniec / Kozhanhorodok)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Luninyets/Luninyetsh.html [Hebrew]

- Piatek, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00201.html

- Plawno, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00203.html

- Praszka, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Volume I)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol1_00204.html

- Velka Ida, Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_slovakia/slo182.html

We have continued to updated 21 of our existing projects:

- Bialystok, Poland (The Bialystoker memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bialystok1/Bialystok1.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

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

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.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) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lenin/lenin.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

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

- Ozarow, Poland (Memories of Ozarow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozarow/Ozarow.html

- Pabianice, Poland (The Pabianice Book: A Memorial for a Community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pabianice1/Pabianice1.html

- Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pultusk/Pultusk.html

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

- Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sokyryany/Sokyryany.html

- Trakai, Lithuania (Troki)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/trakai/trakai.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tykocin/Tykocin.html

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

- Zbarazh, Ukraine (Zbaraz: the Zbaraz Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zbarazh/Zbarazh.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


Litvak Presentation including Belarusian shtetls #belarus

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

Please note that I will be giving a presentation titled:

Traces and Memories of Jewish Life
Connecting to our Litvak shtetls

This has been compiled >from my six visits to the region.

My collection of photos and stories showcases:
- the shtetl, where most South Africans originated
- the people on the ground memorialising the shtetl
- the Tolerance Education Centres in schools
- the use of online resources to advance one's own heritage
research

This includes the Belarusian Litvak towns of Grodno, Slonim, Novogrudok,
Mir, Brest and Vysokaye.

Where and When

- In Johannesburg at the RCHCC at the Great Park on Sunday 5 February at
7:30pm
- In Cape Town at the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the Gardens Shul on
Wednesday 8 February at 7:30pm

For more details visit:

http://elirab.me/talks-in-south-africa/

Thanks and regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
http://elirab.me


Belarus SIG #Belarus Litvak Presentation including Belarusian shtetls #belarus

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi All

Please note that I will be giving a presentation titled:

Traces and Memories of Jewish Life
Connecting to our Litvak shtetls

This has been compiled >from my six visits to the region.

My collection of photos and stories showcases:
- the shtetl, where most South Africans originated
- the people on the ground memorialising the shtetl
- the Tolerance Education Centres in schools
- the use of online resources to advance one's own heritage
research

This includes the Belarusian Litvak towns of Grodno, Slonim, Novogrudok,
Mir, Brest and Vysokaye.

Where and When

- In Johannesburg at the RCHCC at the Great Park on Sunday 5 February at
7:30pm
- In Cape Town at the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the Gardens Shul on
Wednesday 8 February at 7:30pm

For more details visit:

http://elirab.me/talks-in-south-africa/

Thanks and regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
http://elirab.me

58801 - 58820 of 658008