Translation of Yizkor Books for Akkerman, Khotin, and Beltsy #bessarabia #yizkorbooks

R Jaffer


When logged in and on the home page, click on RESEARCH near the upper right of the screen and then select YIZKOR BOOKS. The first item is TRANSLATIONS and choose READ TRANSLATIONS. You can scroll until you find the book(s) you want to read or go to the box on right and click on the first letter of the community. I think most of these books are found under their contemporary names, not historical names.

To find the Bessarabia Research Group formerly SIG, follow the directions above but choose RESEARCH DIVISIONS under RESEARCH. Under the DATABASE tab, you can find JOWBR, TOWN FINDER, and all the other databases.

Roberta Jaffer

Yael & Barry

I can not work out where to find this book. In fact since the change of the system I can find nothing !
Can some please let me know how and where to find it.


Yael Driver


Thank you for this notice. I was able to find my great uncle listed in this Akkerman book...still searching for my grandfather Kissel Borok.

~Donna Borok Moss

R Jaffer

I wish to announce that the complete translation of the book, Akkerman and the Towns
of its District; Memorial Book
has been uploaded to JewishGen incase you missed Lance Ackerfeld’s announcement. You can find it by going to the “B” section of translations for the town’s contemporary name Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy, Ukraine. Watch for a future announcement when this book is available for purchase.

I would also like to remind people that the book The Book of the Community of Khotin is currently in need of donations for the translation of the Yiddish section of the book. Please contact the translation coordinator Judith Renee Wagner to arrange for a donation toward a specific chapter or make a donation at: JewishGen-erosity — Yizkor Book Translations. The sections already translated are Culture and Education, Jewish Livelihoods, and Khotyn Jews in America.

Beltsy Memorial Book is also looking for donations. Alexandre Crazover is the coordinator for this book. You can find the book under the name Balti. Please contact him directly to donate money for a specific chapter or make a donation throughJewishGen-erosity — Yizkor Book Translations.

Roberta Jaffer
Bessarabia Yizkor Book Coordinator