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Wadowice, Poland Yizkor Book

(Sefer zikaron le-kehilot Wadowice, Andrychow, Kalwarja, Myslenice, Sucha)

Project Name. Translation of “Memorial Book of the Communities Wadowice, Andrychow, Kalwarja, Myslenice, Sucha”'

Project Leader: Max Heffler


JewishGen Yizkor Book Project Manager: Lance Ackerfeld

Project Description

This project will translate the Hebrew and Yiddish language Sefer zikaron le-kehilot Wadowice, Andrychow, Kalwarja, Myslenice, Sucha Edited by: Dr. David Jakubowicz, Published in Ramat Gan 1967).

The original book can be seen online at the NY Public Library site: https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/yizkor-book-collection#

Or at the Yiddish Book Center Site: https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/collections/yizkor-books/yzk-nybc314078/jakubowicz-david-sefer-zikaron-li-kehilot-vadovitseh-andrikhov-kalvaryah

Key Audiences

The intended audience for the translated material will be:
  1. Amateur and professional genealogists seeking information about Wadowice and the smaller nearby shtetls in Wadowice County - Andrychow, Kalwarja, Myslenice, Sucha
  2. Amateur and professional researchers, including academics, interested in Jewish communities in this region as well as the Jewish experience in the region

Project Importance

This Yizkor Book, is a first-hand account by those who knew the Jewish community before its destruction. Its value now is that most of the contributors are either gone or elderly. For genealogists, a translation of the book is likely to reveal names and biographical details that are not available anywhere else.

Project Description

This project will, at the very least, produce an English-language translation of the Yizkor book. The work will be completed following the standard guidelines of the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project, although fundraising will be done independently. In the final stage, the coordinator will proofread, edit, and prepare the definitive text for approval by the JewishGen Yizkor Book project and electronic publication on its website at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/wadowice/wadowice.html

Estimated Cost

The projected cost for this project is in the range of US $13,000. JewishGen will be responsible for paying the translators. Donations to the fund will be tax-deductible for US tax-payers.


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