Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Yizkor Book Update - September 2012


Posted by Lance Ackerfeld

August has whizzed past but not without quite a lot to show, Yizkor-Book-Project-wise. Quite a few new books have been added and we're now talking on just over 700 books that appear in the Yizkor Book Project with varying quantities of online translations within them.

Which reminds me - quite often I receive queries about why a particular project has only a few translations and am also asked if there is a subscription needed in order to see the full translation. Well the story is that all the translations available online are the result of the hard work of many people who just haven't managed to get to all the pages in all the
700 original books, which do include more than 200,000 pages of text. We don't ask for money to see the translations - our aim is to make them freely available to as many people as possible and if your community has only a few pages translations online, the way to improve this situation is to get involved in its translation project. If you would like to know how to do this, either contact the coordinator on the main page of the particular project or myself and we'd be happy to explain and elaborate.

August also saw additional entries about Bessarabia from the Pinkas Romania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania) being added to the project, thanks to the initiative of Yefim Kogan. The Pinkasim series, by-the-way, cover many communities, large and small which often are not to be found in other Yizkor Books and so they are an important source for researchers. If you are looking for a small community and haven't been able to find information on it, this is the series to look at and if you need help with this, just let me know.

Now to facts and figures - as far as the August figures go, during this last month we have added these 7 new projects:

- Jozefow, Poland (Memorial book to the community of Jozefow and its

- Kostopil, Ukraine (Kostopol; the life and death of a community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Kostopil/Kostopil.html

- Mateszalka, Hungary (Jews in Mateszalka) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Mateszalka/Mateszalka.html

- Michalovce, Slovakia (The Book of Michalovce) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Michalovce/Michalovce.html

- Rakospalota, Hungary (History of the Rakospalota community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Rakospalota/Rakospalota.html

- Tirgu Lapus, Romania (A golden album: Childhood memories, four generations of the community of Targu-Lapus and vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tirgu_lapus/tirgu_lapus.html

- Wloclawek, Poland (Wloclawek and vicinity; memorial book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wloclawek1/Wloclawek1.html


Added in 7 new entries:

- Alexandreni, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00334.html

- Artsyz, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00335.html

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00389.html

- Cimislia, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume

- Izmayil, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume

- Pirlita, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume

- Vadul-Rascov, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00350.html


We have continued to update 26 of our existing projects:

- Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bedzin) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bedzin/Bedzin.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

- Dzyarzhynsk (Koidanov), Belarus (Koidanov; Memorial Volume of the Martyrs of Koidanov) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyarzhynsk/Dzyarzhynsk.html

- Gargzdai, Lithuania (Gorzd book; A memorial to the Jewish community of

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

- Goniadz, Poland (Our hometown Goniondz) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/goniadz/goniadz.html

- Gorokhov, Ukraine (Horchiv Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/gorokhov/gorokhov.html

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community; Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Katowice/Katowice.html

- Korets, Ukraine (The Korets book; in memory of our community that is no

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and Pochayiv) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.html

- Krivichi, Belarus (Kryvitsh Yizkor Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Krzywicze/Krzywicze.html

- Lipcani, Moldova  (The community of Lipkany; memorial book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lipkany1/lipkany1.html

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs of our City) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski/Miedzyrzec_Podlaski.html

- Molchadz, Belarus (Molchadz, In Memory of the Jewish Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Molchadz/Molchadz.html

- Nowy Sacz, Poland (Sandzer Memorial Journal) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_sacz1/nowy_sacz1.html

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Raciaz/Raciaz.html

- Rzeszow, Poland (Rzeszow community; memorial book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rzeszow/rzeszow.html

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Sierpc/Sierpc.html

- Sokolka, Poland (Memorial Book of Sokolka) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sokolka/sokolka.html

- Staszow, Poland (The Staszow book)

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Suwalki, Poland (Memorial book of Suvalk) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Suwalki1/Suwalki1.html

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish

- Zwolen, Poland (Zwolen Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ Zwolen/Zwolen.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.

Since the High Holidays are just round the corner, I would like to wish all of you and your families the sweetest New Year - a new year of excellent health, dreamed of peace and nice-to-have prosperity.

Shana Tova,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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