JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen May 17: Searching for Jewish Heritage with Joseph Berger at the Center for Jewish History in New York #general

Moriah Amit

Please join us for the following program, presented by the Center for
Jewish History, Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute, and YIVO
Institute for Jewish Research.

First Person: Jewish Stories, Jewish Lives: Searching for Jewish Heritage
with Joseph Berger
Date: May 17, 6:30 PM
Place: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Description: After his parents died, Joseph Berger and his sister went
back to Poland and visited their parents' childhood homes for the first
time. What they discovered on their "roots journey" was both emotional
and surprising.
Mr. Berger, a former New York Times reporter, and the author of the
acclaimed memoir, Displaced Persons: Growing up American after the
Holocaust, will share stories and photos >from his fascinating journey
and offers tips for successful family searches abroad. Reflecting on the
current political climate in Poland and how it might impact a similar
journey today, he will be joined by Jonathan Ornstein, Executive Director
of the JCC in Krakow, and Helise Lieberman, Director of the Taube Center
for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland.
Tickets: $15 general; $10 CJH/partner members, seniors; $5 students;
purchase online at

Moriah Amit, New York

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