Update: Yizkor Book Project

Posted by Lance Ackerfeld

February, a short month? We at the Yizkor Book Project have laughed in the face of this short month and are pleased to announce that we have added and updated a record number projects during it. Also during this month, a number of new, exciting projects have begun to brew and, hopefully, in my next report I'll be able to provide more details of them.

This month I would like to send out a sincere salute a wonderful group of people who are currently volunteering their free time in translating Hebrew and Yiddish into English. Their uniqueness is that each of them has worked on quite a number of projects and helped their advance for the benefit of us all. So my humble thanks go out this month to: Ruthy Erez, Yocheved Klausner, Sara Mages, Thia Persoff, Pamela Russ, Francine Shapiro & Esther Snyder.

While we're talking about translations, if any of you out there are interested in helping to finance the translation of the 47 page section on Lviv (Lemberg) from Pinkas Hakehillot Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, Poland), please contact me privately. In general, if you have interest in financing any of the articles from these pinkasim (encyclopedias), I'd be happy to hear from you and I'll explain how it can be done.

Now to the February figures. During this last month we added 4 new projects:

- Kremenets', Ukraine (Voice of Kremenets Emigrants in Israel and the Diaspora - Booklet 1)

- Kremenets', Ukraine (Voice of Kremenets Emigrants in Israel and the Diaspora - Booklet 2)

- Kurow, Poland (Yiskor book in memoriam of our hometown Kurow)

- Lukow, Poland (The book of Lukow; dedicated to a destroyed community)

Added in 28 new entries:

- Brzostek, Poland (Pinkas Poland)

- Gelion, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Geltzin, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Gelvonai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Graziskiai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Gribkeile, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Grimzdai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Grinkiskis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Griskabudis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Grudzunai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Gruslaukis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Gruzdziai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Jodlowa, Poland (Pinkas Poland)

- Jonava, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Joniskis (Utena), Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Jovaravas, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Jukniskiai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Julinava, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Juodkaimis, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Juodupe, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Jurdzike, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Justinik, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Juzda, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Juzintai, Lithuania (Pinkas Lita)

- Pilzno, Poland (Pinkas Poland)

- Rogatin, Ukraine (Pinkas Poland)

- Sedziszow Malopolski, Poland (Pinkas Poland)

- Wielopole Skrynskie, Poland (Pinkas Poland)

We have continued to update 28 of our existing projects:

- Bialystok, Poland (The chronicle of Bialystok)

- Chelm, Poland (Commemoration book Chelm)

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

- Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland (Book of the Jewish community of Dabrowa Gornicza and its destruction)

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters from Dotnuva)

- Fehergyarmat, Hungary (Our Former City Fehergyarmat)

- Gargzdai, Lithuania (Gorzd book; A memorial to the Jewish community of

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)

- Grajewo, Poland (Grayewo Memorial Book)

- Katowice, Poland (Katowice: the Rise and Decline of the Jewish community; Memorial Book)

- Kolomyya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kolomey)

- Lenin, Belarus (The community of Lenin; memorial book)

- Novohrad-Volyns'kyy, Ukraine (Zvhil-Novogradvolinsk)

- Ostrow-Mazowiecka, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of

- Sarnaki, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Sarnaki)

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock)

- Shumskoye, Ukraine (Szumsk, memorial book of the martyrs of Szumsk)

- Skuodas, Lithuania (Memorial Book of Skuodas)

- Skuodas, Lithuania (Testimony on the murder of the Jews of Shkud,

- Svencionys, Lithuania (Svintzian region: memorial book of 23 communities)

- Svir, Poland (Our Townlet Swir)

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

- Tuchin, Ukraine (Tuczin-Kripa, Wolyn; in Memory of the Jewish Community)

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki: a Town that Existed)

- Volkovysk, Belarus (Wolkovisker Yizkor Book)

- Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish

- Zborov, Ukraine (Memorial book of the community of Zborow)

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial Book of the Community of Zelechow) [Polish]

Please remember that all this month's additions and updates have been flagged here to make it easy to find them.

Finally, if you feel able to assist in helping to finance any of our currently running translation projects, please click here - your help would be much appreciated.

Wishing you all the best,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager

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