Ellen Cassedy to speak on "We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust" #general


Jane Rosen Berenbeim
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society invites you to attend its next meeting,
featuring Ellen Cassedy, speaking on her new book We Are Here: Memories of
the Lithuanian Holocaust.

Note: Ms. Cassedy's presentation will be preceded by a brief talk by JGS
member and professional genealogist, Avrum Geller, on "1940 Census Search
Hints"

Date and Place:
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
New York, NY

Program
Ellen Cassedy set off into the Jewish heartland of Lithuania to study
Yiddish and connect with her Jewish forebears. Her new book describes how what
began as a personal journey of return expanded into a larger quest to
understand how Lithuanian Jews and non-Jews alike are confronting the country's
twentieth century history.

Ms. Cassedy has explored the world of the Holocaust in Lithuania, and her
Jewish roots there, for ten years. Her articles and translations have
appeared in The Forward, Hadassah, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Lilith, Bridges,
Shofar: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, and Pakn-treger.
She is a former columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and the author of
two books for working women. A book-signing will follow the presentation

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at the CJH will be open at
11:00 AM for net­working with other researchers and access to research
materials and computers.

The program is free to members of JGSNY; there is a $5 charge for guests.

Jane Rosen Berenbeim
Vice President, Programming
JGS, Inc. (NY)
mailto:program@jgsny.org

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