Monday, January 28, 2013

Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project

The Destruction of Czestochova is the first in a series of English translations of Yizkor books being made available through the auspices of JewishGen Inc.’s new Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project. is the most visited non-profit Jewish genealogical website online and is an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, a member of the AJL. All of the books in the series will be in hard cover, in a similar format, approximately 7” x 10” in size. Our intention is for this unique literature to be the source for research and teaching the history of Jewish communities in these towns.

For those unfamiliar with Yizkor books, they are memorial books written to honor the lost Jewish communities of villages and towns that were destroyed by the Nazis during World War II. The books in this series provide the history, personalities, and institutions of the Jews in these villages in the years before WWII. These translations provide the English speaking community with a first-hand account in hard cover format, so that researchers and descendants of those destroyed communities as well as museum, university and synagogue libraries can offer this history.

The Destruction of Czestochova (Częstochowa, Poland) was first published in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1949 in Yiddish by survivors and former residents of the town. For the assistance of researchers, the town has also been known as: Częstochowa [Pol], Chenstochov [Yid], Tschenstochau [Ger], Čenstochová [Cz], Chenstokhova [Rus], Chenstokhov, Chestokhova, Tshenstokhov.

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Sandra Hirschhorn
Publicity Specialist
Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project of Yizkor Books