What's New for You this Month at the Museum of Family History #general

Steven Lasky <steve725@...>

Here's what's new for you this month at the virtual Museum of Family

1. "The Hermann Pressman Diary: >from Berlin to Antwerp to the United
States, A Life in Pre-War Europe and a Subsequent Journey to America"
Here you can read the diary of Hermann Pressman, written between 1933 and
1935. Interesting to read a personal diary of someone's life back then, his
everyday interactions with family and friends, his immigration with his
family via the Red Star Line, and his subsequent life in America. He also
mentions at times what he hears is going on back in Germany, and how he must
continue to convince his father not to return to Germany when things were
going bad for him in business where he and his family were living at the
time. You can view the exhibition at

2. "My Father, Maurice Schwartz"
Risa and Marvin Schwartz, two Jewish children who were saved during the
Holocaust by being sheltered and raised by a Belgian family, were adopted in
1946 by famed actor and director Maurice Schwartz and his wife Anna, and
were further raised and educated in the Greenwich Village section of New
York City. Risa has been generous and has written an essay about her early
life, both in Europe and as the child of Maurice Schwartz, especially for my
Museum. Her very interesting reflections and recollections, along with never
seen before by the public photos of the Schwartz family, can be found at

3. "Lost Treasures: The Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe"
An art exhibition of eighteen linocuts of former wooden synagogues created
by Bill Farran, presented in a virtual room of the Museum of Family History
at www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/ce/lost-treasures/main.htm. Bill will be
talking to the JGSLI (JGS of Long Island) group later this month about his

4. "The Landjuden of Euskirchen: The Sibilla Schneider Photographic
Sibilla Schneider was a descendant of the Juelich family that once lived in
and around the small town of Euskirchen, Germany. They belonged to the
social group of landjuden, or "country Jews", who flourished throughout
Europe, >from the Alsace to Slovakia until their lifestyle disappeared in the
Shoah. In this online exhibition, you can view nearly three dozen fine
photographs of the Schneider-Juelich-Heumann family members >from Euskirchen
and learn a bit about their family history. You can visit this exhibition at

5. The United Zembrover Society landsmanshaft (mutual aid
society), centered in the New York metro area, has completed the translation
of yet another section of its Yizkor Book, and they anticipate finishing the
entire book's translation before the end of this year. You can read the
English translation of the Yizkor Book to date solely by visiting the
Museum's "World Jewish Communities: Zambrow, Poland" exhibition. You can
find a link to the translations at

Also, please don't forget to visit the museum's ever-evolving Zalmen
Zylbercweig online exhibition.

I hope you enjoy your visit to my museum (>from the comfort of your own
home), which you will see is a labor of love!

Steve Lasky
blog: http://www.museumoffamilyhistory.blogspot.com/

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