Washington Conference Update #germany


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The IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy is the subject of
the feature story in this week's edition of Washington Jewish Week.
http://search.washingtonjewishweek.com/wjw/277980582762586.bsp

The deadline for on-line Conference registration is July 8th. (see below)

As promised, the latest version ("D") of the Day Planner (a.k.a. the
schedule) for the 23rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
was posted to the website last Sunday. You can view it online and/or
download a version readable in Word. For the first time this includes the
room names where the presentations/events will be held.

The Film Fest portion of the program (which, unfortunately, is limited to
a smaller venue on the mezzanine level) is proud to announce that on
Tuesday, July 22nd, we will be offering a day filled with the films of
Yale Strom, noted director, author, and musician. Among the films to be
presented are L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin; The Last Klezmer; Carpati: 50
Miles, 50 Years; and his newest, Klezmer on Fish Street. Yale will be
available to introduce his films and sign copies of his new volume, The
Book of Klezmer." Additional screenings may be scheduled.

Dr. Martin Stiglio, director of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, will be
introducing The Righteous Enemy, the first filmed account of the Italian
resistance to the 'Final Solution.'

And local filmmaker Esther McBride and staff >from the Jewish Historical
Society of Greater Washington will present a series of short films about
Jewish life in Washington.

For those of you who have read the rave reviews of tne new Anne Frank
exhibit at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
(http://ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/index.utp?content=exhibit/right.htm%
23anne), you will have exclusive access to this exhibit during the private
tour/reception on Monday night at the conference. Tickets are only $10 and
can be ordered during registration. Otherwise, you will need timed tickets
in conjunction with the two free museum ducats (given to every
registrant), for use outside of the private reception.

The Library of Congress staff are finalizing their schedule of
introductions (exclusive to conference participants) to various Reading
Rooms. While the time/dates have not been finalized, details will appear
in the next version of the day planner. The following Reading Rooms will
offer these on-site sessions:
Newspapers and Current Periodicals, European, Local History and Genealogy,
Maps, and Hebraic Section.

Now, some ***very important news*** for those of you who are planning on
attending but have procrastinated to this point (shame on you).

Online registration will close at 9AM on July 8,
as our registration company needs to prepare all the tickets, badges, etc.
to be included in each registration packet.

Registration will resume at the hotel sometime during the weekend before
the official Conference launch Sunday morning. However, the CD-ROM needs
to be sent for replication 3 weeks before the conference begins, so we
will be cutting off the Family Finder portion of the registration (at
least as included in the syllabus and CD-ROM) before the end of June. The
Family Finder is a key ingredient of the program and by waiting much
longer you risk being left out.

In just over a month I hope to be seeing manty of you here in Washington!

Questions on the Conference?

Visit the IAJGS website: http://www.jewishgen.org/ajgs/

John Paul Lowens GerSig Coordinator

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