Update: Yizkor Book Necrology Database

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database has been updated with additional entries.  In the past year, more than 50,000 entries from 55 Yizkor Books have been added, including:

* Belarus: Ashmyany (1,854 entries), Luninyets (784), Mir (618), and Smarhon (733 entries).

* Estonia: "Holocaust of Estonian Jews, 1941" (includes Kuressaare, Narva, Nomme, Parnu, Rakvere, Tallinn, Tartu, Valga and Viljandi) (1,113 entries).

* Germany: Oberhausen (83), and Schwaben (Swabia, 739 entries).

* Greece: Dhidhimotikhon and Orestias (325), and Thessaloniki (1,401 entries).

* Hungary: Bonyhad (1,076 entries), Csenger (409), Debrecen (4,545), Gyor (2,219), Hajduboszormeny (525), Hodmezovasarhely (405), Karcag (327), Kisvarda (1,277), Mateszalka (1,254), Nagykallo (716), Rakospalota (667), Sarvar (875), and Szolnok (646 entries).

* Lithuania: "MiMaamakim": Yeshivas of Vilijampole-Slobodka, Telsiai,
Panevezys, and Kelme (768 entries).

* Moldova: Bender (91 entries), Capresti (329), and Lipcani (713 entries).

* Netherlands: Zutphen (396 entries).

* Poland: Bialystok (365 entries), Falenica (828), Goworowo (789), Jadow (910), Jozefow (863), Kock (1,468), Mogelnica and Bledow (1,631), Ostrow Lubelski (201), Siedlce (506), Skarzysko-Kamienna (393), Tomaszow Lubelski (1,145), and Wojslawice (306 entries).

* Romania: Huedin (836 entries), Satu Mare (1,517), Targu-Mures (4,755),
and Tirgu Lapus (251 entries).

* Serbia: Sombor (916 entries).

* Slovakia: Bytca (265 entries), Michalovce (694), Secovce (494), and Topolcany (1,214 entries).

* Ukraine: Korets (1,612 entries), Kostopol (754), Lokachi (918), Ostroh (2,472), Rafalovka (354), Skala Podolskaya (1,539), and Torhovytsia (247 entries).

Another new feature is "informational windows" into the Yizkor Book Bibliographic Database.  When you move your mouse over the name of a town -- in either the introduction's inventory, or in the database's search results pages -- a small window will appear, containing the full bibliographic citation of that Yizkor Book: original title, translated title, author(s), publisher, publication place and date, number of pages, and languages.  If you click on the town name, you'll go to a page with further information about that Yizkor Book, including a link to its translation on the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project's web site.

The Necrology Database may be searched at:

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database indexes the names of persons in the necrologies -- the lists of Holocaust martyrs -- published in the Yizkor Books appearing on the Yizkor Book Project site at < http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html >.

This database is only an index of names; it directs researchers back to the Yizkor Book itself, where more complete information may be available.

This database currently contains over 320,000 entries from the necrologies of 376 different Yizkor Books.

Thanks to Max Heffler, Lance Ackerfeld, and all of our Yizkor Book donors and translators.

As always, we could use additional volunteers to continue the project. If you have HTML or experience with text parsing, or would like to help transliterate necrologies into English, please contact me.

The JewishGen Yizkor Book Necrology Database can be found at:


Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen

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