Monday, April 7, 2014

Yizkor Book Project, March 2014

Shalom,

The Children of Israel ran out of time before their flight from Egypt and we at the Yizkor Book Project ran out of time trying to carry out all that we planned during March. Strange comparison? True, but I did want to let you know that we haven't been idle over the last month and also wanted to bring up the subject of Pesach/Passover... So,  I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you and your families an extremely enjoyable Pesach holiday.

So what did we actually do during March? I'm pleased to let you know that three new books were published during this last month through our Yizkor Books in Print (YBIP) Project:

- Drahichyn, Belarus (Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book 500 years of Jewish
Life)
- Korczyna, Poland  (Korczyna Memorial Book)
- Horodenka, Ukraine  (Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine)

In addition, I have excellent news regarding the availability of new formats for existing books. Apart from a usual hard cover format, we have now added a soft cover and e-book format for one of our existing books:

- Yampol, Ukraine (Yampol Memorial Book) and details of these new formats and prices can be seen at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html  as well as information on the other books we now have available.

Clearly, if these formats prove popular, we will consider preparing other books these ways.

I do try, as much as possible, to regularly  thank the hundreds of volunteers who help us out in various aspects of the Yizkor Book and are behind its success. We have an online list of more than 500 volunteers at:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ and in this minor way we have endeavored to let the world know of the important contributions of these wonderful people.
You would like to contribute? My "door" is always open to anyone wishing to take some part in the YB Project.

Now to facts and figures for March.

During this last month we have added in 5 new projects:

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)

- Michow, Poland (Memorial book to the martyrs of Michow who perished in the

- Olkusz, Poland (Olkusz; memorial book to a community that was exterminated during the Holocaust) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Olkusz/Olkusz.html

- Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland (Ostrovtse; dedicated to the memory of Ostrovtse, Apt...) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrowiec1/ostrowiec1.html

- Wolomin, Poland (Volomin; a memorial to the Jewish community of Volomin) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/wolomin/wolomin.html


Added in a new entry:

- Brok, Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, volume IV) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol4_00151.html


We have continued to update 23 of our existing projects:

- Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy (Akkerman), Ukraine (Akkerman and the Towns of its District; Memorial Book) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Akkerman/Akkerman.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

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

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

- Dzyatlava, Belarus (A memorial to the Jewish community of Zetel) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dzyatlava/Dzyatlava.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)

- Kaluszyn, Poland (The Memorial Book of Kaluszyn) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kaluszyn/kaluszyn_fr.html [French]

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

- Kremenets, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and Pochayiv) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kremenets3/kremenets3.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

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

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stowbtsy/Stowbtsy.html

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/svencionys/svencionys.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

- Wojslawice, Poland (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Wojslawice/Wojslawice.html

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

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

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

Pesach Sameach,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager


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