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Yizkor Book Translations Projects

Yizkor Books are a great source of Genealogical information. We have more than 70 Yizkor books at JewishGen, for towns in Bessarabia/Moldova. 36 of them are from Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, vol.1 and 2, and all were translated. Some of other books were also translated, and published by JewishGen. Several books are in the process of translation, but many books have only Table of Content available.

The role of our Bessarabia/Moldova community is to change it, and to translate all the available books! There are two ways of translating Yizkor Books. One is to collect funds and hire a professional translator. The second way is to find a person with very good Hebrew and English and ask to translate a chapter or two. We, at JewishGen are using both of these methods.

A lot of original Yizkor Books in Hebrew, Yiddish are available at yizkor.nypl.org (at NY Public Library).

Please let our SIG know if you are interested in Yizkor book translation, maybe you can be a project leader for such work, or can translate a chapter or two from such books.

Geographic AreaProject Short DescriptionStatusView
GeneralTranslate Bessarabia towns Yizkor books In progress
Coordinator: Yefim Kogan
Make efforts from the group to translate Bessarabia towns Yizkor books (some are already in progress or translated). Also translate Bessarabia Yizkor books created by different people in 1952, 1959, 1971 and 1973. (Hebrew, Yiddish). We need a project coordinator who first will assess of how many books for Bessarabian towns are available and in what languages and what has already been translated.
Akkerman (Town)Yizkor book translation: Akkerman and the Towns of its District; Memorial BookPartially submitted
Coordinator: Vincent Vagman
Ataki (Town)Yizkor book translation: Memorial for AtakyNot Yet Started
Coordinator:  Volunteer needed  
Need someone to lead this project, translate the chapters
Beltsy (Town)Yizkor book Translation: Balti Bessarabia: A Memorial of the Jewish CommunityIn progress
Coordinator: Stephen  Yellin
Bendery (Town)Yizkor book translation: Bendery Community Yizkor BookCompleted
Coordinator: Gloria Green
Bendery Yizkor Book was translated by Ala Gamulka, available online, and also the book was published by JewishGen in hard copy.
Brichany (Town)Yizkor book Translation: Brichany: Its Jewry in the first half of our centuryCompleted
Coordinator: Roberta Jaffer
Brichevo (Town)Yizkor book Translation: Memorial Book of BrichevoIn progress
Coordinator: Ayana Kimron
Dombroveny (Town)Yizkor book translation: Memorial to the first Jewish Agricultural Colony in BessarabiaNot Yet Started
Coordinator: Peter Seltser
Only Table of content and Dombroven Partial Residents" List submitted to JG.

Need Project Coordinator to work on it.
Kapreshty (Town)Yizkor bookTranslation: Kapresht, Our Village; Memorial Book Partially submitted
Coordinator: Patricia Klindienst
JG collects funds for this project.  Many chapters are completed and available at JewishGen.
Khotin (Town)Yizkor book Translation: The Book of the Community of Khotin (Bessarabia) In progress
Coordinator: Judi Wagner
Bessarabia (Province)Yizkor book translation: The Jews in Bessarabia; Between the World Wars 1914-1940In progress
Coordinator: Yefim Kogan
(January, 2018)  Project started.
Kishinev (Town)Yizkor book translation: The Jews of KishinevCompleted
Coordinator: Yefim Kogan
November, 2017.  The book is almost completed.  there is only one chapter to finish.

December, 2017.  The book is completed.
Lipkany (Town)Yizkor book Translation: Lipcan of Old In progress
Coordinator: Marilyn Levinson
Lipkany (Town)Yizkor book Translation: The Community of Lipkany; Memorial Book Partially submitted
Coordinator:  Volunteer needed  
Only a few chapters translated.
Markuleshty (Town)Yizkor book translation: Markuleshty; Memorial to a Jewish Colony in BessarabiaPartially submitted
Coordinator:  Volunteer needed  
Very little was translated from this book.
Novoselitsa (Town)Yizkor book translation: Anthology of Novoselitsa, Twin Towns Partially submitted
Coordinator:  Volunteer needed  
Several chapters were translated
Orgeev (Town)Yizkor book Translation: Orheyev Alive and Destroyed Completed
Coordinator: Terry Lasky
Rezina (Town)Yizkor book translation: My Memoirs and Thoughts (Rezina)Completed
Coordinator: Anne Barash
Sekareny (Town)Yizkor book translation: Sekiryani, Bessarabia - alive and destroyed Partially submitted
Coordinator:  Volunteer needed  
November, 2017.  A number of chapters were translated and submitted to JewishGen.
Teleneshty (Town)Yizkor book translation: Yizkor Book of the Jews of Teleneshty of BessarabiaPartially submitted
Coordinator:  Volunteer needed  
Translation project started, and only several chapters were completed.
Tuzora (Town)Yizkor book translation: The Book of Kalarash Partially submitted
Coordinator:  Volunteer needed  
Only one chapter completed.

Total: 21 records

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