Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Gesher Galicia to Partner with Gratz College #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with
Gratz College. Located in Melrose Park, Pennsylvania, Gratz is the
oldest independent and pluralistic college for Jewish studies in North
America (

Under the agreement, Gesher Galicia will provide access to its
archival expertise and its database of Jewish records, while Gratz
College will make its collections available, along with the expertise
of its faculty. The two organizations may partner in public education
programs and other projects relating to Galician history, genealogy,
literature and more. In addition, Gratz will extend a 25% reduction in
enrollment fees for online classes to active members of Gesher

Commenting on the new agreement, Andrew Zalewski, vice president of
Gesher Galicia, said: =E2=80=9CCloser ties with Gratz College reflect our
commitment to public education and partnerships with educational and
cultural institutions worldwide. The exchange of expertise and
archival information will undoubtedly enhance what we can offer to
students and genealogists interested in Jewish Galicia.=E2=80=9D

Gratz expressed similar enthusiasm for this new partnership. Monika
Rice, director of the Gratz College Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Program, said that it will enable =E2=80=9Cstudents to use primary document=
from the Old Country for their research on rich and multiethnic
Central-European heritage.=E2=80=9D Paul Finkelman, president of Gratz
College, also weighed in on the new relationship between Gesher
Galicia and Gratz, describing it as =E2=80=9Ca perfect partnership.=E2=80=
=9D He added,
=E2=80=9CFor more than a century, Gratz has been committed to Jewish histor=
In the last half-century, we have also been committed to Holocaust
studies. This partnership helps Gratz fulfill both missions. As the
grandson of two immigrants >from Galicia, I am particularly proud of
this collaboration."

For more information on the new partnership, please contact us at

Dr. Steven Turner
Gesher Galicia

Send all inquiries to

Join to automatically receive all group messages.