Yizkor Book Project, February 2014


Although February is a notoriously short month, I was pleased to see great progress made in a number of aspects of the Yizkor Book Project.

To begin with, I am pleased to inform you that during the last month, a further project joined the ranks of fully completed translations. This time we saw the culmination of the Grajewo project and I would like to thank  the coordinators, Shelly Levin and Evelyn Fine, for their caring and dedication in leading this project through its successful completion. On the horizon, there are a number of other projects that are close to the end and suggest you follow coming reports for similar announcements.

February also saw the addition of  3 new Translation Funds which have been set up to allow people interested in financially supporting the professional translation of the following Yizkor books.

- Ostrów Mazowiecka, Poland (Ostrow-Mazowieck)
- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn): In Memory of the Jewish
- Telsiai (Telz), Lithuania (Book of Telz (Lithuania); memorial epitaph of the Holy community)

If you are able to support any of these projects or any of the 75 listed Translation funds listed here:

you would be doing something very practical and important to allow us to make these books and the treasures they contain, available to researchers worldwide and keep the memories of these communities alive.

Lastly, I would like to note our Yizkor Book in Print Project which recently added a further volume to its continually growing library of English translations of our Yizkor book projects.

- Shards of Memory: Messages from the Lost Shtetl of Antopol, Belarus - Translation of the Yizkor (Memorial) Book of the Jewish Community of Antopol

In addition, the following book will be available for purchase in the nearest future:

- Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Lyubcha and Delyatichi - Translation of Lubtch ve-Delatitch; Sefer Zikaron

As I've noted before, I quite often receive queries regarding available books and for those of you who are interested, a full list of the published books appears at: http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip.html 

Now to facts and figures for February.

During this last month we have added in 4 new projects:

- Cigand, Hungary (About the Jews of Cigand) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/cigand/cigand.html

- Lyuboml, Ukraine (Luboml: The memorial book of a vanished shtetl) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lyuboml/lyuboml.html

- Sosnove (Ludvipol), Ukraine (Ludvipol (Wolyn); in memory of the Jewish

- Zofyuvka, Ukraine (The tree and the roots; the history of T.L (Sofyovka and Ignatovka)) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Zofyuvka/Zofyuvka.html

We have continued to update 25 of our existing projects:

- Bessarabia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania - Volume II) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_romania/rom2_00279.html

- Borsa, Romania (Memorial book of Borsha, or: The beloved village by the foot of the Carpathians) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/borsa/borsa.html

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

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

- Disna, Belarus (Disna; memorial book of the community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/disna/disna.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

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

- Indura, Belarus (Amdur, my hometown)

- 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

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

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

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

- 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

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

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

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)

- Suchowola, Poland (Suchovola Memorial Library of Jewish Communities) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/suchowola/suchowola.html

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

- Valkininkai, Lithuania  (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai1/Valkininkai1.html

- 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

- Zawiercie, Poland (Yizkor Book of the Holy Community of Zawiercie and

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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