Holocaust Program in Northern New Jersey - of Special Interest to Bialystokers #poland
Dr. Harry Lew, an Ophthalmologist >from Australia, is the author of "The
Stories Our Parents Found too Painful to Tell," a translation of the
Yiddish-language Yizkor Book "The Annihilation of Bialystok Jewry" written
by Bialystok survivor Rafael Rajzner. For more information on the book,
please see http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/BialyGen/LewBook.htm.
Dr. Lew will be in Northern New Jersey on Tuesday, November 23 at 7 pm
to discuss his book and how he brought the book to life. The talk will be
at the Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, 901 Route 10, Whippany,
NJ and is sponsored by the Holocaust Council of MetroWest. See
http://www.ujcnj.org/page.aspx?ID=28335 for directions to this facility.
Dr. Lew will be introduced by Professor Rebecca Kobrin, author of the
recently published book, "Jewish Bialystok and its Diaspora." Rebecca
Kobrin is the Russell and Bettina Knapp Assistant Professor of American
Jewish History at Columbia University. She was a speaker at the 2009 IAJGS
Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Philadelphia and has spoken at a number
of Jewish Genealogical Societies about Landsmanschaften and their
connections to the old country. Her new book is about Bialystok and its
migrant communities in the US, Canada, Israel, Australia, South America,
and throughout Europe.