JGS of Long Island Meeting Oct 28 #general


Jackie Wasserstein
 

The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will
be on Sunday October 28.

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

Topic: "The Untold Story of The Lehman Family and Its Aid to Refugees
1933-1945

Guest Speaker: Karen Franklin

Few people know of the role of New York Governor Herbert Lehman and a
vast network of his relatives in assisting Jewish refugees fleeing
Austria and Germany between 1933 and 1941 and helping them establish
themselves in their new countries. Karen Franklin, Director of Family
Research at the Leo Baeck Institute will shed light on these
extraordinary efforts. She will describe her efforts to trace the
refugees descendants and to document the fates of those who could not
be saved.

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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