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Translation of
“Memorial Book of Hrubieshov”

(Pinkas Hrubieszow)


Project Leader: Susan and Shawn Dilles
JewishGen Liason/Advisor: Lance Ackerfeld

Project Synopsis

Translate entire contents of “Pinkas Hrubieszow” to English, and post with images (photos, maps etc) as permissions allow. This material will be available to all visitors to the JewishGen website.

Key Audiences

The many descendants or residents from this town and nearby areas in Poland that now reside in English speaking countries, and others who may not have access to a copy of the original work.

Project Importance

Over 10,000 Jews lived in Hrubieszow in 1939, and by 1945 the community was completely destroyed there. Former residents that survived, and their relatives that immigrated to Palestine, America, Mexico and elsewhere produced this book documenting Jewish communal life in the town and also the destruction of their community. This is a valuable link in the chain of history and tradition for descendants, and will serve as primary source material for historians to document the Shoah.

Project Description

A '.pdf' version of Pinkas Hrubieszow will be used as the source for translations, and for any images depending on permissions required. Translations of text and captions will be conducted by translators working under 'work for hire' agreements. All translations will be sent to JewishGen for posting.


Permissions are being investigated and will be determined before any original material is posted online or published.

Estimated Cost



Translation Begins 1 October 2020 with initial donation of $1000 and continues as funds become available.


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