Hungary SIG #Hungary Small world, Great resource, Program on oral history #hungary


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For a 1998 Shtetlshleppers trip, I contacted people >from my small
Carpathian towns, mostly in Romania--Turulung (Tur Terebes), north of Satu
Mare, for GRUN (great-grandfather), Halmeu (Halmi), a bit farther north,
for FARKAS (great-grandmother)

A very special source of information about our families' pre-WWII history
is the Survivors Registry at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. You can
search the database by town name. The staff will forward letters ch
respondendent offered me another piece of the puzzle about the towns,
cemeteries, and pre-war life. However, over 7 years I've lost touch.

Imagine the surprise of being on the same stage with one of the generous
Halmeu/Halmi informants! Completely a coincidence. What a wonderful
opportunity to meet in person. If you're interested in historic
Transylvania OR in oral history OR wonderful coincidences, check out the
program below:


TRACING YOUR JEWISH ROOTS: THE HOW-TOs OF ORAL HISTORY

WHAT: Targeted for young adults (18-35 years old), this workshop consists=

of two parts: In the first part, attendees will learn the basics of how t=
o
conduct oral histories, as a means of documenting their family histories,
through concepts that are being used in the new B'nai B'rith Oral History
Heritage Project=2E The second part of the presentation will familiarize =
the
participants with tools for conducting genealogical research=2E

WHO: Ms=2E IRENE WEISS was born in Transylvania, Romania, and came to the=

United States in 1964=2E She is a Holocaust survivor, whose story was
recorded by the Spielberg Shoah Foundation and told in her book LIFE AT TH=
E
END OF THE TUNNEL=2E Ms=2E Weiss will be with us to share her experience =
and
insights as an interviewee=2E

DIANA C.ALTMAN, director, B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum=
will present the B'nai B'rith Oral History Heritage Project=2E
IRENE SAUNDERS GOLDSTEIN, professional writer/editor and oral historian and
chair of the B'nai B'rith Center for Jewish Identity, will share tips on
interviewing family members DIANE GOLDMAN, past president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater
Washington, will share tips about conducting genealogical research=2E

WHEN: Wednesday, November 9, 6:30-8:30 pm

WHERE: The B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, 2020 K Street,
Northwest, Washington, D=2EC=2E

COST: Attendance at the event is $5=2E Advance registration recommended=2E=
=20
Light refreshments will be provided=2E

PUBLIC CONTACT: For more information or reservations, please call (202)
857-6583 or send an e-mail to alevi@bnaibrith=2Eorg

--Diane
Diane Goldman, Maryland
dgoldman@erols=2Ecom

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