Monday, January 25, 2010

Posted by Warren Blatt

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database has been updated with over 12,000 additional entries from 27 Yizkor Books:

Belarus:
  • Byten (190 entries), Lakhva (432), Naliboki (190).
Lithuania:
  • Skuodas (288).
Moldova:
  • Marculesti (272).
Poland:
  • Baranow Sandomierski (161), Bielsko-Biala (61), Brzeziny (868), Chorzele (248), Czyzew-Osada (62), Golub-Dobrzyn (43), Kutno (510), Lomazy (979), Lubartow (75), Sierpc (747),
  • Strzegowo (34), Tyszowce (614), Wieleczka (327), Wielun (1,897).
Romania:
  • Tasnad (32).
Ukraine:
  • Berestechko (474), Dobromil (65), Kamyanets-Podilskyy (57), Komarno (151), Ozerna (392), Tovste (702), Vladimirets (1,124).
The Necrology Database may be searched by clicking here.

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database indexes the names of persons in the necrologies -- the lists of Holocaust martyrs -- published in the Yizkor Books appearing on the Yizkor Book Project site here.

This database is only an index of names; it directs researchers back to the Yizkor Book itself, where more complete information may be available.

This database currently contains over 215,000 entries from the necrologies of 241 different Yizkor Books.

Thanks to Michael Tobias, Max Heffler, Lance Ackerfeld, and all of our Yizkor Book donors and translators. Our special thanks to Yad Vashem for contributing many of these necrologies to JewishGen.

We could use additional volunteers to continue the project. If you have HTML or database programming skills, or would like to help transliterate necrologies into English, please contact me.

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database can be found here.

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