Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE
Dear GerSIG members
We are now getting closer to the forthcoming IAJGS Conference in
Warsaw and I am delighted to say that so far, well over 50 GerSIG
members have registered to attend,
This year, our GerSIG Sponsored Guest Speaker at conference is
Malgorzata Ploszaj, an independent researcher and educator who has
been working on the history of Jews in Upper Silesia for over a
decade, with particular emphasis on the city of Rybnik.
At the GerSIG Sponsored luncheon, Malgorzata will discuss An Amateur
Genealogist's Story: >from Internet Searching to a Book about the
Mannebergs of Upper Silesia. She describes a genealogical search for
descendants and relatives of one of the most significant citizens of
Rybnik - Josef Manneberg. He and his family were German Jews, mostof
whom lived in Rybnik, which was Prussian, then German, then Polish.
The Mannebergs, as German Jews with Polish citizenship, left Poland
for Palestine in May 1939. We do hope that you will be able to join
us at the luncheon for what will be a really interesting presentation
If you haven't already signed up for the luncheon at noon on GerSIG
Day at conference - Tuesday August 7, you won't want to miss out.
Space is limited, and the price is only $32 a seat. Sample >from a
non-dairy, non-Kosher buffet with chicken and vegetarian dishes, or
order a pre-packaged kosher chicken or kosher vegetarian plate.
How to register for the luncheon Go to the Attendee Service Center
from the REGISTRATION menu on the Conference Home page, or click here.Sign in with the Email address you used for registration and the
password >from your confirmation message. On the Welcome page, Click
Update Your Info, then click Edit and continue through the
On the Meal Events page, make your selections and continue through to
payment and confirmation.
If you've already registered for the luncheon, please get in touch
with our colleagues who may not have done so and urge them to join us
at the Conference, and at the luncheon, too.
I'm looking forward to seeing you at conference this year
Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE in London UK
GerSIG Director for Conference Arrangements