Thursday, October 6, 2011

Update: Yizkor Book Project

Posted by Lance Ackerfeld

This past month we added a number of new books including the "The History of Jews in Ujpest" with a shocking long necrology of almost 10,000 names with important details of the martyrs from this community. As far as new entries go, apart from an impressive number of new Lithuanian entries (45), we also added in and entry on Szombathely, Hungary and Narewka, Poland. I remind those of you who are interested in the translation of a community appearing in any one of the Pinkasei Kehillot (Encyclopedias of Jewish Communities), to please contact me and I will explain how this can come about.

This month we also added in a new Translation Fund to raise money to engage a professional translator for the Tarnogrod, Poland - Yizkor Book which whilst well underway, still requires some financial support to help us translate the entire book. If you are interested in donating to this effort or any other of the 45 or so projects, please visit the Yizkor Book JewishGen-erosity page:

As far as the September figures go, during this last month we have added these 4 new projects:
  • Kremenets, Ukraine (Voice of Kremenets Emigrants in Israel and the Diaspora, 1995) 
  • Luninyets, Belarus (Memorial book of Luniniec/Kozhanhorodok)
  • Tornala, Slovakia (The history of the Jewish community of Tornala)
  • Ujpest, Hungary (The History of Jews in Ujpest)
And added more than 47 new entries and updated 22 existing projects!

Each of this this past month's additions and updates have been flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find them.

Wishing you all an extremely Sweet New Year,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@gmail.com       

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