JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Article on IGRA website Jewish Life in Bessarabia #general
IGRA (Israel Genealogy Research Association) has posted a new article
on its website entitled Jewish Life in Bessarabia through the Lens of
the Shtetl Kaushanyby Yefim A. Kogan.
In this article, Yefim writes about the history of Jews in Bessarabia
by focusing on the shtetl Kaushany. He discusses the general and
Jewish history of the area >from the Ninth Century to 1940, including
how the Jews lived culturally, politically, and religiously. There
are also excerpts >from the family histories of the Kogan, Spivak and
Yefim was born in Kishinev. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1989. He has a
Master of Jewish Liberal Studies >from Hebrew College in Boston. He has
done extensive genealogical and historical research. Yefim lectures on
genealogy and has given presentations at several IAJGS conferences. He
founded the Bessarabia SIG. He also leads and coordinates the
Bessarabia Revision List and the Bessarabia Cemetery Project.
Before viewing the article, please register for free on the IGRA website
The article is available for free for approximately one week, after
which time it can only be accessed by IGRA members.
To view the article go to:
Elena Biegel Bazes
IGRA Publicity Chairperson