2019 Yizkor Book Project Review #yizkorbooks
Dear JewishGen Community,
Welcome to 2020!!
With the new year, we are kicking off an exciting new time for the Yizkor Book Projects. Please read below to see all of our updates from 2019 and our plans for 2020!
Summary of Recent Progress
Completed Books since May 2019
Yizkor Books Available Online or in Hard Copy
JewishGen is pleased to announce the release of 5 fully translated Yizkor Books now available in hard copy. Copies of these new books can now be purchased by the descendants of those destroyed communities, as well as by museums, universities, synagogue libraries, and other interested persons. To view a list of all books available in hard copy, please click here. The list of most recent books, includes:
The Yizkor Book team has begun many new projects over the past few months and will be working hard during the next few years to complete them. To help these projects, please consider becoming a supporter by donating today! The list of recently initiated projects, includes:
We greatly appreciate our Translators and Project Coordinators! They put in many tireless hours ensuring that the translations are prepared correctly and made available for the benefit of the English speaking world. I would like to personally thank you for the incredible dedication and commitment our members have given to the project and hope that they will continue to work closely with us in the future! Thank You!
We are working on many upcoming projects and can use the help of people with a variety of skills, including data entry, coding, translations, project management, and more. A list of upcoming projects includes:
To apply as a volunteer/translator, please click here. To apply as a project coordinator, please click here to read our "Getting Started Guide"
Support a Yizkor Book Translation Project
A list of all active projects can be accessed here.
It has been an amazing few months since joining JewishGen and the Yizkor Books Team and I hope to continue working with all of you and doing the incredible work we do for years to come. If there are any mistakes in this newsletter, please feel free to reach out so I can correct the information appropriately as soon as possible.
All the best,
Director of Special Projects - Yizkor Books
Joan A. Baronberg
I would like to take this opportunity to Heartily thank all who are involved with making the Yizkor project the incredible contribution it has been and continues to be. I feel confident it has changed lives, gratified readers, and made an effect on history. I have read and continue to read Yizkor books (in English translation) and excerpts and constantly learn from them. I am regularly amazed at our ancestors, particularly their insights and endurance, and find them a miraculous role model—even when their behavior is not divine. Thank you so much to the Yizkor Book project coordinators, managers, translators and other volunteers for their endless hours of tremendous work in the past, present, and future.
Joan A. Baronberg
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