Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Yizkor Book Project, June 2013 #bessarabia

Lance Ackerfeld <lance.ackerfeld@...>


As 2013 rolls on, the number of translations that we deal with in the Yizkor
Book Project continues to grow snowball-style. The projects updated this
last month include some very substantial additions and for some of these, we
are rapidly moving forward in our ultimate goal to see these community books
completely translated.

In order to see these books translated, an integral part of the process is
the raising funds to pay for the professional translation of these books.
Logically, many coordinators have selected upon setting up Translation Funds
dedicated to this very aim. In recent times, a number such funds have been
set up to raise financial support for the following books:

Brody, Ukraine (An Eternal Light: Brody in Memoriam)
Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)
Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)

If you would like to financially support one of these projects or the other
70 odd we have set up, please go to
for further details.

In regards the Translations Funds, we are looking for a volunteer with ideas
and initiative (and time) to take on the task of Translation Funds Publicity
Coordinator. His or her task will be to help bring about greater exposure to
the important objectives we have in mind with the Translation Funds, with
the goal of obtaining more funding for them. If you believe you fit the
bill, I'd be very pleased to hear >from you.

At this time, we are also looking for a volunteer to manage the Yizkor Book
Master Name Index (YBMNI) which was set up to help create an index of all
persons mentioned in the translated portions of the Yizkor Books on the
JewishGen Yizkor Book Project website. Over the last few years, Osnat Hazan
has very capably coordinated this project and for all the work she has done
up until now, I am extremely grateful. Since Osnat is stepping down, we are
now looking for someone to take this on and would be very happy to hear from
someone who would like to be involved in this direction. Our belief is that
the YBMNI is an important researcher's tool and for more information on it,
please see:

Now to facts and figures for June, during this last month we have added
these 3 new projects:

- Markuszow, Poland (The destruction and heroism of the town of Markuszow)

- Mezhirichi, Ukraine (Mezhiritch-Wolyn; in memory of the Jewish community)

- Yasinya, Ukraine (My Town Yasinya: Our community and family who were and
are no longer)

Added in 3 new entries:

- Edinets, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna) [Hebrew]

- Skhidnitsya, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume

We have continued to update 28 of our existing projects:

- Berezhany, Ukraine (Brzezany Memorial Book)

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its
District; Memorial Book)

- Brzozow, Poland (A Memorial to the Brzozow Community)

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the Jewish
community of Kapresht, Bessarabia)

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

- Dobromil, Poland (Dobromil: life in a Galician Shtetl, 1890-1907)

- Dzyarzhynsk (Koidanov), Belarus (Koidanov; Memorial Volume of the Martyrs
of Koidanov)

- Gabin, Poland (Gombin: The Life and Destruction of a Jewish Town in

- Glinyany, Ukraine (The community of Glina 1473-1943; its history and

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz)

- Halmeu, Romania (In memory of the communities of Halmin-Turcz and

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish

- Khotyn, Ukraine (The book of the community of Khotin (Bessarabia))

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community
which was destroyed)

- Kock, Poland (Memorial Book of Kotsk)

- Lukow, Poland (The book of Lukow; dedicated to a destroyed community)

- Molchad, Belarus (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community)

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)

- Rakow, Ukraine (Rakow Community Memorial Book)

- Ratno, Ukraine (Memorial book of Ratno)

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)

- Szczebrzeszyn, Poland (The Book of Memory to the Jewish Community of

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish

- Tomaszow-Mazowieck, Poland (Tomaszow-Mazowieck; a memorial to the Jewish

- Wyszkow, Poland (Wyszkow Book)

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at to make it easy to find
- All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
- Yizkor Book Translation Funds
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager