Update: Yizkor Book Project

Posted by Lance Ackerfeld

Well, the encouraging wide range of activity of the Yizkor Book Project that we saw last year, continued through January. I'm particularly pleased to report that an additional Yizkor Book has now been completely translated - the Ruzhany Yizkor Book. This project was coordinated over many years by Edith Taylor and Brian Zakem and I have great admiration for the enviable persistence and energy shown by them in seeing this project to its successful completion. In addition, I am also pleased to report that during this past month the complete translation of the Daugavplis (Dvinsk), Latvia was graciously donated to the Yizkor Book Project by Joel Gardner and this translation now appears online.

Ruzhany, by-the-way, is a very successful example of a Translation Fund which was created in order to raise funds for the professional translation of the Ruzhany Yizkor Book. Recently, a number of projects were added to the growing list of Translation Funds and await your needed and most important support. The projects recently added are Kurow, Poland, Lowicz, Poland and Volodymyr Volynskyy (Ludmir), Ukraine. If you feel able to assist and these translations are important to you please make your donation on this page.

Many, many thanks in advance.

Finally, I would like to thank Osnat Hazan for the excellent work she is doing in managing the YBMNI Project. She is working together with a merry band of dedicated volunteers in extracting names from the online Yizkor Book projects to help build a searchable index for the benefit of all researchers and I have included her report on recent additions to this index, at the end of my own.

And on volunteers - we are urgently in need of translators, necrology transliterators and htmlers to help us with the large volume of material that we would like to place online. If you feel you have some time available for one of these important tasks, I would be more than very happy to hear from you.

Now to the January figures. During this last month we have added these 6 new
  • Bivolari, Romania (Our town Bivolari)
  • Daugavpils, Latvia (In Memory of the Community of Dvinsk)
  • Derecske, Hungary (Memorial book to the Jews of Derecske and its environs)
  • Tarnogrod, Poland (Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish
  • community)
  • Tuchin, Ukraine (Tuczin-Kripa, Wolyn; in Memory of the Jewish Community)
  • Zborov, Ukraine (Memorial book of the community of Zborow)

Added in 17 new entries for the following projects:
  • Blaszki, Poland (Pinkas Poland)
  • Gadunavas, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
  • Garliava, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
  • Gastynai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
  • Geguzine, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
  • Geleziai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
  • Gelgaudiskis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
  • Giedraiciai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
  • Gintaliske, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
  • Girkalnis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
  • Givyai Skrudziai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
  • Gudeliai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
  • Gudiniskiai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
  • Gudziunai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
  • Jezow, Poland (Pinkas Poland)
  • Ujazd, Poland (Pinkas Poland)
  • Ukmerge, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)
We have continued to update 19 of our existing projects:
  • Bedzin, Poland (A Memorial to the Jewish Community of Bendin)
  • Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza and its destruction)
  • Dieveniskes, Lithuania (Devenishki book; memorial book)
  • Fehergyarmat, Hungary (Our Former City Fehergyarmat)
  • Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)
  • Kovel', Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed Community)
  • Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a town in Mazovia, memorial book)
  • Merkine, Lithuania (Meretch; a Jewish Town in Lithuania)
  • Ostrow-Mazowiecka, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Ostrow-Mazowiecka)
  • Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
  • Ruzhany, Belarus (Rozana; a memorial book to the Jewish community)
  • Sanok, Poland (Memorial Book of Sanok and Vicinity)
  • Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)
  • Siedlce, Poland (On the ruins of my home; the destruction of Siedlce)
  • Skuodas, Lithuania (Memorial Book of Skuodas)
  • Slutsk, Belarus (Slutsk and vicinity memorial book)
  • Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and Vicinity)
  • Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish community)
  • Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow)
Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been flagged at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/translations.html to make it easy to find them.

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