Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Update: Yizkor Book Project

Posted by Lance Ackerfeld


I hope you are sitting down when you read this, because it is rather long being that there were a number of projects updated during October to the Yizkor Book Project. I am particularly pleased note that this month saw the completion of the Debica, Poland Project which has been slowly progressing over quite a few years - kudos to all involved.

I often receive queries from people asking why a particular Yizkor Book they are interested in doesn't appear in our list or is only partially translated. My reply to this is that the translation of the books is coordinated by volunteers who take care of finding translators and/or raising funds for a particular book and to plagiarize a JFK quote: "Don't ask what the Yizkor Book Project can do for me, rather what can I do for the Yizkor Book Project"! So if a particular Yizkor Book is important to you, please contact me because I'm here to help you get a translation project for it moving and can lead you step by step through the process.

And on volunteers, I feel that I don't get a real chance to thank all of volunteers who give of their free time to advance the Yizkor Book Project and so, each month, I will mention a few of the people who help so much. If you are a volunteer and aren't mentioned this time, I will certainly noteyou sometime in the a future report.

Barbara Beaton, Shaul Berger, Ann Harris, Matt Friedman, Alexander Grodensky, Gilberto Jugend, Yocheved Klausner, Shmuel Laufer, Gladys Paulin, Thia Persoff, Lorraine Rosengarten, Noam Silberberg, Al Silberman, Vivian Singer, Esther Snyder, David Sosnovitch, Moshe Steinberg & Kathryn Wallach - who are the team behind the many necrologies that have been added over the last year or so. The work is certainly difficult emotionally and requires skill and patience and I would like to thank these people for helping us in maintaining the memories of our loved ones and, at the same time, to presenting us invaluable information on these same people.


Now to figures. During this last month we have added these 4 new projects:

- Kossovo, Belarus (Memorial Book of Kosow Poleski)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kossovo/Kossovo.html

- Pogost-Zagorodskiy, Belarus (Testimony and memorial to the community of
Pohost Zahorodzki and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pogost-Zagorodskiy/Pogost-Zagorodskiy.html

- Sandomierz, Poland (Whenever I remember: Memorial book of the Jewish
Community in Tzoyzmir (Sandomierz))
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sandomierz/Sandomierz.html

- Transnistra, Ukraine (Five short stories)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Transnistra1/Transnistra1.html

Added 5 new entries:

- Adelsdorf, Germany (Pinkas Germany)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/ger1_00197.html

- Kaunas, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00512.html

- Lisberg, Germany (Pinkas Germany)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/ger1_00241.html

- Mulhausen, Germany (Pinkas Germany)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/ger1_00241b.html

- Riechannsdorf, Germany (Pinkas Germany)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_germany/ger1_00255.html

We have continued to update 32 of our existing projects:

- Berestechko, Ukraine (There was a town.memorial book of Beresteczko,
Boremel and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Berestechko/Berestechko.html

- Bol'shoy Zhelutsk, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Zoludzk)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bolshoy_zhelutsk/bolshoy_zhelutsk.html

- Chelm, Poland (Govorowo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza
and its destruction) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/dabrowa/dabrowa.html

- Debica, Poland (The Book of Dembitz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/debica/dembitz.html

- Fehergyarmat, Hungary (Our Former City Fehergyarmat)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Fehergyarmat/Fehergyarmat.html

- Gargzdai, Lithuania (Gorzd Book; A Memorial to the Jewish Community of
Gorzd) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gargzdai/Gargzdai.html

- Garwolin, Poland (Garwolin Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garp000.html [Polish]

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gorodets/gorodets.html

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/grajewo/grajewo.html

- Jonava, Lithuania (Jonava On The Banks Of The Vylia)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Jonava/Jonava.html

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn.html

- Khust, Ukraine (The Jewish community in Chust and its surrounding
villages) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/khust/khust.html

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial book of Kolomey and its surroundings)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Kolomyya/Kolomyya.html

- Kovel', Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Lithuania (Lite, vol.1) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lita/lita.html

- Lithuania (Lite, vol.2) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lita2/lita2.html

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Lowicz/Lowicz.html

- Miskolc, Hungary (The martyrs of Miskolc and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/miskolc/miskolc.html

- Ostrow-Mazowiecka, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of
Ostrow-Mazowiecka) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrow/ostrow.html

- Pruszkow, Poland (Memorial Book of Pruszkow, Nadzin and Vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Pruszkow/Pruszkow.html

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rafalovka/Rafalovka.html

- Rivne, Ukraine (Rowno; a memorial to the Jewish community of Rowno, Wolyn)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rovno/rovno.html

- Rokiskis, Lithuania (Yizkor book of Rakishok and environs)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rokiskis/rokiskis.html

- Ruzhany, Belarus (Rozana; a memorial book to the Jewish community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ruzhany/Ruzhany.html

- Slutsk, Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/slutsk/slutsk.html

- Stolin, Belarus (Stolin; a memorial to the Jewish communities of Stolin
and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/stolin/stolin.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svinzian region; memorial book of 23 Jewish
communities) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.html

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tykocin/tykocin.html

- Wislica, Poland (Memorial book of Wislica; the Wislich yizkor book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wislica/Wislica.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]

- Zyrardow, Poland (Memorial Book of Zyrardow, Amshinov and Viskit)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zyrardow/Zyrardow.html

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been
flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it
easy to find them.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com

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