Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Yizkor Book Project, January 2014

Shalom,

During January quite a few updates were made to a number of our existing Yizkor Book projects and I believe our unsung heroes - our htmlers, Jason Hallgarten, Max Heffler and Osnat Ramaty - burned quite a lot of midnight during the last month to take care of the large number of updates we received. You'll see by the long list of updates below that their hard work bore fruit.

And on bearing fruit, I am pleased to announce the completion of the translation of the Turka, Ukraine Yizkor book and I would like to express my gratitude to the following people who brought about this notable achievement
-   Mary  Seeman, Aytan and Boaz Ben-Pelech and, finally, Jerrold Landau who
translated the entire book. We were very fortunate to have these people behind this project but there are so many other books just waiting for some kind person or persons to come along and adopt them.

Over time, I receive quite a few messages from people asking why there is only the table of contents of a particular book and where are the translations hiding? My usual reply to these queries is that this is because no volunteer has stepped forward to coordinate the translation of this book.
I also explain that all the projects in the Yizkor Book site make their progress with the financial support of volunteers and also volunteer translations. Now without a volunteer to coordinate these projects, unfortunately, they will remain as just bare bone projects. So what are you waiting for?

During the past week, the International Holocaust day was commemorated to honor the memory of Holocaust victims. In the Yizkor Book Project we endeavor, on every day of the year to honor their memories and make sure that the stories of these people and the lost communities remains available to all.

Now to facts and figures for January.

During this last month we have added in two new projects:

- Szczekociny, Poland (A memorial book to the Jewish community of

- Zolochiv, Ukraine (The Destruction of Zloczow) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zolochiv/Zolochiv.html


We have continued to update 27 of our existing projects:

- Briceva, Moldova (Memorial Book of Brichevo) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bricheva/Bricheva.html

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

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Ekaterinoslav/Ekaterinoslav.html

- Dubasari, Moldova (Dubossary Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Dubossary/Dubossary.html

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

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)

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

- Horodenka, Ukraine (The Book of Horodenka) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gorodenka/gorodenka.html

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)

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

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

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

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

- Molchad, 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

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

- Radom, Poland (The book of Radom; the story of a Jewish community in Poland destroyed by the Nazis) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/radom/radom.html

- Radzivilov, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Radzivilov) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Radzivilov/Radzivilov.html

- Smarhon (Smorgon), Belarus (Smorgonie, District Vilna; memorial book and

- 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

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)

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

- Tlumach, Ukraine (Memorial book of Tlumacz) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tlumacz/tlumacz.html

- Topolcany, Slovakia  (The story and source of the Jewish community of

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and

- Wasilkow, Poland (The Wasilkower memorial book; memories of our town Wasilkow which has been annihilated by the Nazis) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wasilkow/Wasilkow.html


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.

All the best,
Lance Ackerfeld

Yizkor Book Project Manager

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