Monday, October 1, 2012

Yizkor Book Project, September 2012


Shalom,

September was enjoyable punctuated with quite a number of Jewish holidays, including the Sukkot festival which begins now. In general, then, our thoughts were in other directions, however, I'm pleased to say that we did manage to make progress in a number of directions in the Yizkor Book Project. As always, there are a number of new projects brewing - more about these in coming reports...

Although we have over 700 projects already going, at various levels of completion - 72 totally translated, I know that there are so many Yizkor books that were published that we have yet to reach. Clearly, we have a lot of work on our plate and, fortunately, we have a growing number of volunteers who are taking part in this very combined effort.

And on volunteers, we are endeavoring to list all those of you who have contributed to the success of the Yizkor Book Project over the years. There are already 350 names on this list which continues to grow and it can be seen at:


So, does this encourage you to get involved? If you are, I would be more than very pleased to hear from you.

Now to facts and figures - as far as the September figures go, during this last month we have added these 6 new projects:

- Bytca, Slovakia (Jews in Bytca)

- Targu-Mures, Romania (History of the Jews in Marosvasarhely) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/targu-mures/targu-mures.html

- Tomaszow-Lubelsk, Poland Memorial book of Tomaszow Lubelski) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Tomaszow-Lubelski/Tomaszow-Lubelski.html

- Zakroczym, Poland (My Zakroczym)

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

- Zutphen, Netherlands (The Jewish Community in Zutphen) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zutphen/Zutphen.html


Added in 4 new entries:

- Strakonice, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh613.html

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

- Valea lui Vlad, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00351.html

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


We have continued to update 21 of our existing projects:

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

- Briceni, Moldova (Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Brichany/Brichany.html

- Capresti, Moldova (Kapresht, our village; memorial book for the Jewish community of Kapresht, Bessarabia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Capresti/Capresti.html

- Dieveniskes, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/dieveniskes/dieveniskes.html

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters from Dotnuva) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dotnuva/Dotnuva.html

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

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

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

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial book of Krzemieniec) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets/kremenets.html

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

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

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Nowy_Dwor/Nowy_Dwor.html

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

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

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)

- 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)

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

- 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


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.


Happy Sukkot,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager 

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