From: Merle Kastner <merlek_at_vif.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 21:24:16 -0400
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June 2002 update for Yizkor Book ProjectI am constantly amazed that
even when we have a "short" month, our staff manages to produce a huge
amount of work. Lance Ackerfeld, our QA /HTML Coordinator, was away a
good part of June; but he is so well -organized that the work flow
moved along at a good clip before he left, during his absence, and after he
returned and pulled it all together. Thanks to all the donors and
translators who submitted their work early in the month so that it
could be htmled while Lance was away. In June we were able to get
online 3 new yizkor books, 12 new entries (11 of which were from the Pinkas
HaKehillot), and 11 updates. We now have 337 books and 419 entries on
the translations page, &lt;<A
where new material and updated books have flags for a month so you can
easily identify them.We are pleased to announce that the Jewish
Public Library of Montreal has been added to our database with 459 books,
including17 books that are new to our database. Thus, there are now
1,027 towns in our database, 1245 books, 53 libraries, and 10,036 library
call numbers. Thanks to Martin Kessel for updating the database. See
Books Added in June:-Klimontow, Poland-Milhaileni,
Romania-Sokoly, PolandNew entries:Bukowina: "Geschichte der
Juden," new chapter, "The Oldest Societies, Institutions and Organizations
of Bukovina"-Pinkas HaKehillot:-Latvia: Liepaja
Books:-Belchatow, Poland-Buchach, Ukraine-Dubossary,
Moldova-Golhany, Belarus-Khorostkov, Ukraine-Kielce,
Poland-Minsk, Belarus-Piesk, Belarus-Sochaczwew,
Poland-Shchuchin (Szczyczyn), Belarus-Suchowola, PolandThe
Pinkas HaKehillot collection contains seven volumes just for the area that
was Poland between the two world wars. Thus far we have online the
following number of translations from these books on
Poland:Volume1: (Lodz region): 37 townsVolume 2:
(Eastern Galicia): 18 townsVolume 3: (Western Galicia): 7 townsVolume 4:
(Warsaw Region): 3 townsVolume 7: (Kielce and Lublin): 4
townsYou may ask why the Lodz region has so many more translations than
any of the other regions. That is because Morris Wirth took the
initiative to coordinate getting every town in that volume translated
and his efforts are paying off. Any one else who would like to
"adopt" a region can emulate his efforts. Please contact me for
details.We are always eager to get additional translations of Pinkas
HaKehillot chapters. Our current translations are indexed at
under Regions and also alphabetically under the modern town name. When
you decide to translate a chapter or submit a translation that was
previously done, please send me an email with the town name, geographical
coordinates, volume and page numbers where the chapter appears, and I will
secure permission from Yad Vashem. And if you are interested in
starting a yizkor book translation project, please read the information at
and then contact me at <A
again for your continuing interest in the Yizkor Book Project. I hope to
meet many of you in Toronto in August.Joyce Field<A
href="mailto:jfield_at_jewishgen.org">jfield_at_jewishgen.org</A>Visit the
JRI-Poland web site at <A
messages to &lt;<A

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