Yizkor Books Update: April 2012

Posted by Lance Ackerfeld


Once again, during the last month, the Yizkor Book Project grew in all sorts of directions. This growth includes the completion of the "The Martyrdom and Extermination of the Jews in Kielce During World War II" project and the addition of the whole of the Hebrew section from the Vishnevets, Ukraine Yizkor Book, plus substantial additions to many of our other projects currently in progress.

You will see that a number of new books from the Bessarabian region have been added and we are now looking for people to take on the coordination of these important projects. In general, if you would like to become involved in these or any of our other projects, I would definitely like to hear from you. No defined time commitments required - you are the one to generously volunteer some of your free time and you can decide how much time you are able to devote to these endeavors.

Once again, this past month, a number of necrologies have been placed online from a wide range of communities - from Estonia, Satu Mare, Romania, Mlyniv, Ukraine and Thessaloniki, Greece. These necrologies are not only a token way of immortalizing the names of Jews killed in the Holocaust, they also can provide other important genealogical details like dates, family relationships, professions and so on and for these reasons, we do place great efforts into preparing these substantial lists.

I am happy to note that the Yizkor Books in Print Project is well under way and awareness and sales are growing steadily. If you are interested in knowing more about the project, what books are available and where they may be purchased, especially in locations outside the US, you will find all this information by Clicking here

As far as the April figures go, during this last month we have added these 7 new projects:

We have continued to update 26 of our existing projects:

  • Bielsko Biala, Poland (Chapters from the past)
  • Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century)
  • Csenger, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Martyrs of Csenger, Porcsalma
  • Debica, Poland (The Book of Dembitz)  [Polish]
  • Dumbraveni, Moldova (Dombroven Book; memorial to the first Jewish Agricultural colony in Bessarabia)
  • Gargzdai, Lithuania (Gorzd book; A memorial to the Jewish community of
  • Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)
  • Ivanava, Belarus (Yanow near Pinsk; memorial book)
  • Kielce, Poland (The Martyrdom and Extermination of the Jews in Kielce During World War II)
  • Kurow, Poland (Yiskor book in memoriam of our hometown Kurow)
  • Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)
  • Mir, Belarus (Mir memorial book)
  • Mlyniv, Ukraine (Mlynov-Muravica memorial book)
  • Oradea, Romania (A city and yesterday; memorial book to the Jews of
  • Ostrolenka, Poland (Book of Kehilat Ostrolenka; Yizkor Book of the Jewish Community of Ostrolenka
  • Radomysl Wielki, Poland (Radomysl Wielki and Neighborhood)
  • Ratno, Ukraine (Ratno; Story of a Destroyed Jewish Community)
  • Rubiezewicze, Belarus (Rubiezewicze, Derevna and surroundings)
  • Ruskova, Romania (Memorial book of the martyrs of Ruskova and Soblas, Marmarosh district)
  • Sokolka, Poland (Memorial Book of Sokolka)
  • Sokyryany, Ukraine (Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed)
  • Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)
  • Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk)
  • Thessaloniki, Greece (In Memorium of Salonike)
  • Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
  • Vishnevets, Ukraine (Memorial book to the martyrs of Vishnevets who perished in the Nazi Holocaust)
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.

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