JGS of Long Island meeting - Sunday, November 20, 2016 #general


Jackie Wasserstein
 

The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will be
held on Sunday, November 20.

Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, New York
http://www.miyjcc.org

Topic: "Galician Portraits, In Search of Jewish Roots"

Guest Speaker: Dr. Andrew Zalewski

Dr. Zalewski will be discussing his second book about his Galician roots.

In large cities, small towns, and tiny villages of Austrian Galicia, the
region that >from 1772 to 1918 spanned parts of today's Poland and Ukraine, the
book reflects on centuries of Jewish history in the region, on the interaction
between its ethnic groups, and on the debates and tensions within the diverse
Jewish community. Despite the challenges to tracing Jewish heritage anywhere
in Europe, especially in the years of the Holocaust, Dr. Zalewski has
discovered many voices that had long been forgotten as well as surprising
details about his own family.

His talk will be illustrated by genealogical findings, archival pictures
and old maps of Galicia.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Our "Mavens" will be available at 1:30 PM to take your genealogy questions.

Jackie Wasserstein
Past President

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