JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSGW December 3, 2017 Meeting Announcement - Researching in the USHMM Collection #general

N. Kotz

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington's December 2017
meeting at B'nai Israel
Congregation, 6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

Event: Researching in the USHMM Collection
Speaker: Steven Vitto
Date: December 3, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM

Researching in the USHMM Collection with Mr. Steven Vitto, U.S. Holocaust

Mr. Vitto will present an overview of the development of the Holocaust
Survivors and Victims Resource Center at the USHMM. Emphasis will be
on the names database and the International Tracing Service
collection. Mr. Vitto will share examples of stories he's been
involved with - a reunion, helping a survivor and his family find
critical information 70 years after they were told there is no
documentation and others. Throughout, he will focus on how staff in
the Resource Center and Library/Archives collections can be of use to
genealogists. He will discuss what resources can be accessed from
your home computer, and which require a visit to the USHMM. He will
also discuss the World Memory Project, where anyone, anywhere can help
make names and documents available to researchers.

Steven Vitto is a Researcher and Senior Information Retrieval
Specialist in the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center
(formerly known as the Survivors Registry). He was the first
Reference Librarian in the then newly established Museum Library and
is now a researcher working primarily in the Public Reference desk. He
has worked with thousands of survivors and their families providing
information and documentation on the individual experiences of
survivors and victims during the Holocaust. He was among the first to
be allowed direct access to the then newly accessible records of the
International Tracing Service in Bad Arolson, Germany and works
regularly in this collection and others.

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Nancy C. Kotz
VP Communications, JGSGW

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