Yizkor Book Project, December 2011



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Shalom,

With 2011 having flown past and 2012 on our doorstep, it's time to look back
at what we have achieved over the past year and look forward to even better
in the coming year. Apart from the continued satisfaction I receive in
seeing the translations appear online, I am particularly moved by the teams
of people, literally from all corners of the planet, who are behind these
translations and make these projects a reality. I would like to thank the
many, many volunteers who have made this all happen and hope to be in
contact with them in 2012 and see more or more people join our ranks.

During December, the last translations to be prepared for the Pinkas Lita
[Encyclopedia of Jewish communities, Lithuania] book went online and, once
again, I salute the amazing Shaul Yannai and Shimon Joffe for the mammoth
amount of work that went into all their hundreds of translations from this
book. There are a number of articles of communities that weren't translated
and these will be added in the near future as expanded articles from the
"Litvak Heritage" series that were kindly donated by Joel Alpert and Josef
Rosin.

I would like note the very generous contribution of Robin O'Neil, who in
addition to other research documents appearing in the Yizkor Book Project,
has submitted the entire, mind-provoking, "Rabka Four - Instruments of
Genocide and Grand Larceny" document, the first sections of which were added
online in December and will appear in its entirety within the next few
months.

This month the Zawiercie, Poland Yizkor Book was set up as a Translations
Fund and we're looking forward to seeing this project grow as funds come in.
Note that a very positive way of helping to see translations placed online
is by supporting this project or one of the many Translation Funds which
have been set up to bring about the professional translation of the Yizkor
books. If you feel able to support this effort, please go to the Yizkor
Book JewishGen-erosity page:
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=23
to learn about the Translation Funds currently underway.

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project continues to gain momentum and is now
looking to compile a list volunteers who have access to libraries with
Yizkor book collections and are willing borrow a specific Yizkor book and
scan images for inclusion in the printed translation of these books. If you
have access to a library with Yizkor books and are willing to help out here,
please contact Joel Alpert whose contact information can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

As far as the November figures go, during this last month we have added
these 4 new projects:

- Dillingen and Nalbach, Germany (The History of the Former
Synagogue-Communities of Dillingen and Nalbach)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dilligen-Nalbach/Dilligen-Nalbach.html

- Galicia, Poland (Rabka Four - Instruments of Genocide and Grand Larceny)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Galicia3/galicia3.html

- Karcag, Hungary (History of the community of Karcag and the communities of
the district of Nagykunsag)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/karcag/karcag.html

- Ostroh, Ukraine (Ostrog book; a memorial to the Ostrog holy community)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostroh/Ostroh.html

Added in 60 new entries:

- Osova, Ukraine (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_poland/pol5_00031.html

- Sakalyne, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704.html

- Sakyna, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704a.html

- Sestokai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00676.html

- Sesuoliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00704b.html

- Shikly, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00687.html

- Shimak, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686.html

- Shlashte, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689.html

- Shmidhan, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689a.html

- Shnarglin, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00689b.html

- Shtanishok, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00681b.html

- Shtarinke, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00681a.html

- Shvabeshik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00658.html

- Siaudine, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00653b.html

- Siaudiniskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00654.html

- Siaulenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00672.html

- Siauliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00658c.html

- Silai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00683.html

- Silale, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00683b.html

- Silenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686b.html

- Simkaiciai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686c.html

- Simonys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00686d.html

- Sintautai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00427c.html

- Skaudvile, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00695.html

- Skiemonys, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00699.html

- Sukiskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00678.html

- Sunskai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00676b.html

- Sveksna, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00673.html

- Sventezeris, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00673b.html

- Vidiskiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00225.html

- Vidmant, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00226b.html

- Viedziai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00225b.html

- Viesintos, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00264.html

- Viesvenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00259.html

- Vievis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00217a.html

- Vikenai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00254.html

- Vilkiautinis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00251b.html

- Vilkaviskis, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume 1)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania4/Lit4_633.html

- Virstinik, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00259c.html

- Visakio-Ruda, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00251c.html

- Vistytis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00260.html

- Zadeikiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282b.html

- Zagrini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282.html

- Zalantz, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294d.html

- Zalioji, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294.html

- Zarasai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_222.html

- Zasliai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00283.html

- Zeimiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00291.html

- Zemaitkiemis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294c.html

- Ziezmariai, Lithuania (Preserving Our Litvak Heritage - Volume II)
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lithuania5/Lit5_280.html

- Zudz, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282c.html

- Zuriai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00286.html

- Zvilun, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282d.html

- Zvingiai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00282e.html

- Zvirbliniai, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00283b.html

- Zydaviskis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00288.html

- Zydkaimis, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00291b.html

- Zydvaris, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00288b.html

- Zyedini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00289b.html

- Zykini, Lithuania (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Lithuania)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00294e.html

We have continued to update 28 of our existing projects:

- Ashmyany, Belarus (Oshmana Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/oshmyany/oshmyany.html

- Biala Rawska, Poland (Memorial Book to the Martyrs of Biala Rawska)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/biala_rawska/biala_rawska.html

- Bukovina (Region) (History of the Jews in the Bukovina)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Bukowinabook/bukowina.html

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa1/Czestochowa1.html

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

- Dotnuva, Lithuania (Letters from Dotnuva)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Dotnuva/Dotnuva.html

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/golub_dobrzyn/golub_dobrzyn.html

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

- Gorodets, Belarus (Horodetz; history of a town, 1142-1942)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/gorodets/gorodets.html

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

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

- Kisvarda, Hungary (Memorial Book of the Jews of Kisvarda and its Vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kisvarda/kisvarda.html

- Korets, Ukraine (The Korets book; in memory of our community that is no
more) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/korets/korets.html

- Kovel, Ukraine (Kowel; Testimony and Memorial Book of Our Destroyed
Community) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kovel1/kovel1.html

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/krasnik/krasnik.html

- Kutno, Poland (Kutno and surroundings book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/kutno/kutno.html

- Lowicz, Poland (Lowicz; a Town in Mazovia, Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/lowicz/lowicz.html

- Ostrolenka, Poland (Book of Kehilat Ostrolenka; Yizkor Book of the Jewish
Community of Ostrolenka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostrolenka1/ostrolenka1.html

- Raciaz, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Racionz)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Raciaz/Raciaz.html

- Rafalovka, Ukraine (Memorial book for the towns of Old Rafalowka, New
Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rafalovka/rafalovka.html

- Rakow, Ukraine (Rakow Community Memorial Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/rakow/rakow.html

- Sokolka, Poland (Memorial Book of Sokolka)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/sokolka/sokolka.html

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

- Tarnow, Poland (The life and decline of a Jewish city)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/tarnow/tarnow.html

- Tighina, Moldova (Bendery Community Yizkor Book)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/bender/bender.html

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and
Vicinity) http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/turka/turka.html

- Valkininkai, Lithuania (Olkeniki in flames; a memorial book to the
community of Olkenik in the Vilna district)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Valkininkai/Valkininkai.html

- Zelechow, Poland (Memorial book of the community of Zelechow)
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/zelechow/zelp000.html [Polish]

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.

Happy 2012,
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager
lance.ackerfeld@xxxxxxxxx

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