Yizkor Book Report for February 2023 #yizkorbooks #JewishGenUpdates




Even though February is a very short month, I am pleased to let you know that we still managed to maintain a high level activity during it.

The “secret” behind this continuous activity is that we are very fortunate to have many diligent volunteers who coordinate the translation of the Yizkor books and who work with both professional and volunteer translators to prepare new translations. As the new translations are received, we are able to add them into our online projects and allow me to regularly report about this progress. From time to time, we are also able to reach a stage wherein we completely upload the translation of a whole book and hence, report such milestone events to you.

In many instances, the complete translations are published by the JewishGen Press and, for instance, two such books were published this past month - see details below.


Still, as I often note, being able to make progress in these projects and engage professional translators is reliant on your financial support and I invite you to take a peek at the Yizkor Book Translation Funds we have set up. Perhaps, you will be able to make a donation to a project that is meaningful to you, which will help us continue to make progress with its translation.

Speaking of fortunate, we were particularly fortunate this past month to receive the complete translation of two books translated by Jacob Solomon Berger. The books are on
Sokal, Ukraine and Zhovkva, Ukraine and these are not the first ones kindly and generously donated by Mr. Berger. We are presently in the process of adding in these latest books online, as well continuing to add in the many others already donated by him to the YB Project.


Finally, in the past month, we were made aware that the Felshtin Society has published the complete translation of the Felshtin Yizkor book and for people with connection to this community, you will find purchase details available here Hvardis'ke, Ukraine

And now for the details for February 2023:


New books

·  Hvardis'ke, Ukraine (Felshtin; collection in memory of the martyrs of Felshtin)

·  Sokal, Ukraine (The Sokal Memorial Book: Tartakov, Varenzh, Stoyanov & Vicinity)

·  Zhovkva, Ukraine (Memorial book of Zolkiew)

New entry

·  Wola Żarczycka, Poland (“Wola Zarczycka” - Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, Poland, volume III)

Yizkor Book updates

This past month, 28 existing projects were updated:

·  Augustów, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Augustow and Region)

·  Belitsa, Belarus (The Belica Memorial Book)

·  Bielsk-Podlaski, Poland (Bielsk-Podliask; Book in the Holy Memory of the Bielsk Podliask Jews)

·  Cieszanów, Poland (The Cieszanow Memorial Book)

·  Davyd-Haradok, Belarus (Memorial Book of David-Horodok)

·  Derechin, Belarus (The Dereczin Memorial Book)

·  Halshany, Belarus (The Life and Destruction of Olshan)

·  Horodło, Poland (The Community of Horodlo)

·  Kaunas, Lithuania (The Extermination of the Jews of Kovno)

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

·  Kiliya, Ukraine (Kiliya: Book of Testimony and Memory)

·  Koprzywnica, Poland (Memorial book of Koprzywnica)

·  Łańcut, Poland (Lancut; the Life and Destruction)

·  Luts'k, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Lutsk)

·  Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland (Ostrowiec; a monument on the ruins of an annihilated Jewish community)

·  Przytyk, Poland (Przytyk Memorial Book)

·  Pultusk, Poland (Pultusk Memorial Book)

·  Radomsko, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Radomsk and vicinity) 

·  Satu Mare, Romania (Remember Satmar; the memorial book of the Jews of Satmar)

·  Sečovce, Slovakia (The History of the Jewish community in Secovce)

·  Shums'k, Ukraine (Szumsk, memorial book of the martyrs of Szumsk)

·  Slutsk, Belarus (Slutsk and Vicinity Memorial Book)

·  Sokołów Podlaski, Poland (Memorial Book Sokolow-Podlask)

·  Suchowola, Poland (Suchovola (Memorial Library of Jewish Communities))

·  Tomaszów Lubelski, Poland (The Tomaszow-Lubelski Memorial Book)

·  Volkovysk, Belarus (Wolkovisker Yizkor Book)

·  Warszawa, Poland (Book of Warsaw)

·  Zamość, Poland (The Zamosc Memorial Book)

JewishGen Press Publications

The JewishGen Press have, once again, published two new books based on the translations we have online in the Yizkor Book Project. 


Important links

Before ending this report, here are some important links to note:

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld

Director of Special Projects - Yizkor Books