We are seeking to acquire Memoir manuscripts written by family members about their life in the shtetls of JCP. We plan to add to our collections on a Shtetl by shtetl basis.

Contact: communcationandoutreach at jewishcentralpoland dot org

Memorial Tour 2022 Update

While the prospects are improving with increasing vaccination and declining COVID numbers, we do not know when enough normality will be restored for safe travel and visiting Poland. To be able to make a timely decision about the trip, we have set the following deadline: 

If by the end of September 2021 the safety outlook is positive and certain, we will confirm and start organizing the trip for the late Spring of 2022.

Otherwise, we will set another deadline to consider whether the trip would be possible for later in 2022.


May 2021

Yizkor Books Progress*

PRZEDECZ Yizkor Book  

40% completed 

KUTNO Yizkor Book 

80% completed

3 More Yizkor Books are in the Works: 




If anyone is interested in participating in the translations please contact:

Leon Zamosc: lzamosc at ucsd dot edu


  • Source: Jewishgen.org

Well Known Celebrated Descendants of JCP

This month the website will begin featuring a slide show of a small selection of well known JCP descendants who have left their legacy for future generations and whether they are connected to our ADJCP subscribers.

A complete least and descriptions are planned for the website launch.

Shtetl Coordinators 

Artwork: Harry Daniels (b.Danielowicz) Kolo

We are looking for volunteers for Shtetl Coordinators (SC) and supporting Active Participants (AP) to manage information and databases, collaborate with other sectors, & handle queries. If you are interested in any particular shtetl we welcome your input.

Chodecz Shtetl:

SC Ken Drabinsky 

Contact: kadrabinsky at telus dot net

Gombin Shtetl:

SC Leon Zamosc: 

Contact: lzamosc at ucsd dot edu

Izbica Kujawska Shtetl:

SC Ken Drabinsky: 

Contact kadrabinsky at telus dot net

Wloclawek Shtetl:

SC Marysia Galbraith

Contact: mgalbrai at ua dot edu

Zychlin Shtetl:


AP Marysia Galbraith

The remaining shtetls are OPEN. For more info, please contact: 

communicationandoutreach at jewishcentralpoland dot org