Yizkor Book Project, September 2013


Although September was chockablock with Jewish festivals and our minds and time were generally located in other directions, we at the Yizkor Book Project  did manage to "squeeze out" quite a number of new entries and updates, as you will see.

Hopefully, you saw the announcement a few days ago sent to the various forums regarding the latest books that were recently published as part of our Yizkor Books in Print Project so I won't repeat the list. If, however, you are interested in seeing what is available and what this particular project is all about, please go to:

In recent times, we have begun the first steps in setting up Translation Fund projects for the following books:

Gorlice, Poland - "Sefer Gorlice; ha-kehila be-vinyana u-ve-hurbana"
(Gorlice book; the Building and Destruction of the community) Zolochiv, Ukraine - "Der Untergang fun Zloczow" (The Downfall of Zloczow)

Sometime soon these funds will appear amongst the other funds already running at:
Note that these funds have been set up in order to raise money to allow for the professional translation of these books and to enable all of us to read this unique material concerning  our communities and families that were decimated during the Holocaust. For those of you who are US citizens, donations to these funds are also tax deductible.

Now to facts and figures for September, during this last month we have added one new project:

- Through Forests and Pathways

Added in 8 new entries:

- Dragomiresti, Romania (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish

- Janovice nad Uhlavou, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh391.html

- Ieud, Romania (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish Communities) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/maramures/mar188.html

- Mirovice & Mirotice, Czech Republic (The Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia in the past and present) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bohemia/boh403.html

- Novoselytsya, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00368.html

- Sacel, Romania (The Marmaros Book; In Memory of 160 Jewish Communities) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/maramures/mar171.html

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

- Soroca, Moldova (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00372.html

We have continued to update 21 of our existing projects:

- Babruysk, Belarus (Memorial book of the community of Bobruisk and its

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/chelm/chelm.html

- Chisinau, Moldova (The Jews of Kishinev) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kishinev/kishinev.html

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

- Czyzew, Poland  (Czyzewo Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czyzew/Czyzew.html

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

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

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)

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

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community which was destroyed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/klobuck/klobuck.html

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

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

- Ostroh, Ukraine (Ostrog book; a memorial to the Ostrog holy community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostroh/Ostroh.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozerna.html

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ozerna/Ozernah.html [Hebrew]

- Ozeryany, Ukraine (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Ozeryany/Ozeryany.html

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk, memorial book of the martyrs of Szumsk) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/szumsk/szumsk.html

- Slovakia (The Tragedy of Slovak Jewry in Slovakia) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Slovakia/Slovakia.html

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find them. 
-  All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html
-  Yizkor Book Translation Funds
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go online.

At this time, I would like to wish all of you and your families that you can also look forward to a very sweet year in your personal and professional lives.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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