Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Yizkor Book Update - January 2013

Shalom,

With the first month of 2013 passed (where did it evaporate to? <g>), I have an optimistic feeling that the Yizkor Book Project can look forward to a great deal of activity over this year and beyond.

First signs of this, apart from a respectable quantity of new books, new entries and updates in January, is the fact that three new Translation Funds were set up last month and more are brewing. The projects that were added in

January:
- Akkerman (Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy), Ukraine Yizkor Book
- Klobuck, Poland Yizkor Book
- Wyszkow, Poland Yizkor Book

These join the 60 odd Translation Funds currently running. These funds have been set up to allow those people interested in seeing Yizkor Books translated, to help out with donations going towards the professional translation of these books. The Yizkor Books do contain a wealth of information about the communities and people that were wiped from the face of the earth during the Holocaust and making this information freely available in English and other languages is what the Yizkor Book Project is all about.

If you feel able to contribute something towards this lofty goal, please go to the following page to see the list of Translation Fund projects.
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
Note that for those of you who are US citizens, donations to these funds are also tax-deductible.

A further encouraging sign is the fact that the Yizkor-Books-In-Print project is celebrating having sold its 500th book since starting publication in April 2012.  In the past month alone, 82 books have been sold which is very promising news.  Also this month the translation of the Dzialoszyce Memorial Book was issued and there are ten more books currently in the works. If you would like to know more about this project, please go to http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

 Finally, I am encouraged by the fact that several books are rapidly approaching that sort-after goal of being completed translated. Hopefully, in the months to come I will be able to announce the completion of quite a number of books.

Now to facts and figures for January, during this last month we have added these 4 new projects:

- Pustkow, Poland (Pustkow - The Almost Forgotten Death Camp) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/pustkow/pustkow.html

- Roman, Romania (The Jewish Community of Roman) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Roman/Roman.html

- Sarvar, Hungary (Scroll of Sarvar)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/sarvar/sarvar.html

- Torgovitsa, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Targovica) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Torgovitsa/Torgovitsa.html

Added in 3 new entries:

- Beroun, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh029.html

- Khust, Ukraine (The Marmaros Book;  In Memory of 160 Jewish Communities) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/maramures/mar249.html

- Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania (The Marmaros Book;  In Memory of 160 Jewish
Communities) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/maramures/mar003.html

We have continued to update 21 of our existing projects:

- Brzozow, Poland (A Memorial to the Brzozow Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/brzozow/brzozow.html

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

- Czestochowa, Poland (Resurrection and Destruction in Ghetto Czestochowa) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa4/Czestochowa4.html

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

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

- Garwolin, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/garwolin/garp000.html [Polish & English]

 - Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Gostynin/Gostynin.html

 - Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korelicze/korelicze.html

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

- Kurow, Poland (Yiskor book in memoriam of our hometown Kurow) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kurow/kurow.html

- Lyakhavichy, Belarus (Memorial book of Lachowicze) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyakhovichi/Lyakhovichi.html

- Lyubcha, Belarus  (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyubcha/lyubcha.html

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

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/serock/serock.html

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

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

- Szczuczyn, Poland (From the Inferno Back to Life) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Szczuczyn_pol1/Szczuczyn_pol1.html

- Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnogrod/tarnogrod.html

 - Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bender/Bender.html

- Vynohradiv, Ukraine (The Book of Remembrance to the Community of Sollus and Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/vinogradov/vinogradov.html

- Zdunska Wola, Poland (The Zdunska-Wola Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Zdunska_Wola/Zdunska_Wola.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.  Also remember that if you have queries, questions or whims about anything regarding the Yizkor Book Project, I'd be more than happy to hear from you.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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