Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech NEIGHBORS WHO DISAPPEARED coming to greater Boston area #austria-czech


As Celia and Lisa noted this traveling exhibit NEIGHBORS WHO DISAPPEARED is
making the rounds. It is a wonderful display created by school children under
the guidance and support of the Jewish Museum in Prague and the NGO "The
Forgotten Ones." A wealth of information about this is available at

( , do follow the links to see the panels. It is traveling in two
sizes large and mid-size, all content is the same.

I am coordinating the visit of the mid-size display to Temple Reyim of
Newton, MA this April to May 2007. We will be having a major opening around Yom
HaShoah and plan to include our Czech Torah in our educational presentation.
In addition, Helen Epstein, noted author of "Children of the Holocaust:
Conversations with sons and daughters of survivors" and "Where She Came From: A
Daughter's Search for her Mother's History" will be a guest speaker for two
events in preparation for the exhibit. She will lead a discussion of the book
"Where She Came From..." and she will also present a talk for families based
on her father's story [available on] "Swimming Against Stereotype:
The Story Of A Twentieth Century Jewish Athlete "

Specific dates and details will be forthcoming. We,Temple Reyim, are
attempting to reach out to the community at large and encourage school groups,
youth, church, synagogue and community groups to schedule visits. A web page is in
development, in the interim feel free to write to me with questions.

As an interesting footnote, one of the panels, on Sokolov, credits Leo
Hoenig for inspiration. Leo has written up his extensive family tree twice [!] in
great detail and it is available through the Family History Library. Leo and
I appear to have potentially overlapping family trees and I'm in hot pursuit
of linking his ASCHNER relative to my ASCHNER clan. It makes this exhibit all
the more precious as Sokolov is Leo's ancestral 'hometown' formerly known as

Linda Rakoff
Newton, MAssachusetts, USA
ASCHNER-, Assakurte, Berko, Bratislava, Budapest , Hradiste, Katlo, Kosice,
Malacky, Nyitra, Spisska Nova Ves, Wien, Berlin, Beuthen/Bytom,
Breslau/Wroclaw,Brunovce, Danzig, Chorzow [Konigshutte], Kattowitz , LIFSITZ-Galati;
GELLMAN, POLASCEK-Kosice, GOLDMAN(N), LANGER -Kosice, Bolyar; Miskolc, Presov;
LOW'Y-Brezova, Hradiste, Spisska Nova Ves MELTZER, PERLBINDER, LADENHEIM,
RIESENBERG-- Horodenka, Kasperowicz, Zaleschicki, GORDON-Moletai, WATMAN,
MILLER-Lithuania, Ponemunka

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