JGS of Greater Orlando presents: "The Red Star Line, Gateway to the New World from Antwerp (Belgium) to Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Baltimore" 1873-1934" on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 #general

Lin <lin2@...>

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando presents the following
program on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Maitland Public Library:

"Red Star Line, Gateway to the New World >from Antwerp (Belgium) to
Philadelphia, New York, Boston & Baltimore 1873-1934"

Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando Program

ORLANDO, FL, March 17, 2014 - Join the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Greater Orlando (JGSGO) for a program featuring widely acclaimed lecturer
from Antwerp, Erwin Joos, "Red Star Line, Gateway to the New World >from
Antwerp (Belgium) to Philadelphia, New York, Boston, & Baltimore 1873-1934."

Nearly 3 million passengers emigrated >from Eastern Europe on the Red Star
Line. Erwin Joos's lecture is part history of the Red Star Line and the
Eastern European emigrants that departed >from Antwerp to North America and
part story of the artist, Eugeen Van Mieghem, who captured the emigrants in
his beautiful paintings. Many were Jews escaping the poverty and pogroms of
Eastern Europe. Exhausted >from the ordeals of illegal border crossings,
endless train rides and travel by foot, those who had to travel in steerage
-- which meant most -- were subjected to dockside inspections and the
disinfection of their luggage. Those who couldn't be given a clean bill of
health were turned back. Those sent on were examined more exhaustively on
arrival. Engrossed by the scene, Van Mieghem caught it all: mothers with
babies, children, bent old women, bearded men, as well as the people of
the port: stevedores, sailors, ship captains, prostitutes, women who
stitched bags for grain. Most of us with Eastern European roots will find
the story of the Red Line and the Van Mieghem paintings and what they depict
are related to our personal family histories. You also will have the
opportunity to purchase Erwin's beautiful artbook, "The Missing Images."

Prior to the program, starting at 6:30 pm, there will be time for newcomers
to network and to receive free consulting assistance or mentoring >from a
Jewish genealogy maven.

Erwin Joos is Curator of the Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum
(www.vanmieghemmuseum.com) since 1993 and Director since 1986 of the Eugeen
Van Mieghem Foundation, a non-profit organization with approximately
1,000 members. Erwin has given more than 100 lectures in Dutch, English
and French in Antwerp, Amsterdam, Paris, New York, Washington D.C., London,
Geneva, Bordeaux, Philadelphia, and aboard the Queen Mary II sailing between
Southampton and New York. Erwin is the author of 7 art books and 12 albums
and organized 15 major exhibitions in Belgium (The Municipal Printroom and
the Museum Mayer van den Bergh in Antwerp, In Flanders Fields in Ypres), the
United States (New York: Ellis Island Immigration Museum and South Street
Seaport Museum, Philadelphia: Gersman Y Center, JCCs Memphis and Norfolk),
France (Paris, Institut NĂ©erlandais), England (London), Switzerland (Fondation
Neumann, Geneve), Holland (Amsterdam: Rembrandthouse and the Jewish Historical
Museum; Markiezenhof in Bergen Op Zoom; Schielandtshuis in Rotterdam) and
Germany (Barlach Haus in Hamburg, Castle of Wernigerode and the Kathe
Kollwitz Museum in Berlin). Erwin studied applied economics at the University
of Louvain and post-graduate Financial Theory.

DATE: Tuesday,April 1,2014
TIME: 7:00pm - 9:00pm (6:30pm for those who have questions about Jewish
genealogy, networking and mavens)
ADMISSION: Open to the public. Free admission.
LOCATION: Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751.

About the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando:
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO) is a not for
profit organization dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques
and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family
history. Anyone may join JGSGO. Annual dues are $35 for an individual. For
more information visit and ?like? our Facebook page at
www.facebook.com/jgsgreaterorlando, visit our blog at www.jgsgo.blogspot.com ,
or call us at 407-494-4230.

Respectfully submitted,
Lin Herz
JGSGO Publicity Chairperson
Palm Bay, Florida

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