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"Researching Individuals with United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Resources" will be the topic of a presentation starting at 2 p.m.
Sunday, July 29, 2018, in the large auditorium at the Illinois Holocaust
Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, Ill. The speaker
at this special Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois co-sponsored
event will be Diane Afoumado, chief of the Research and Reference Branch
at the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center at the United
States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
Admission is free to members of JGSI, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Members see details at
jgsi.org/event-2928504 . Non-members pay $15 for adults, $10 for seniors,
$8 for students. RSVP required at www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/events
Attendees will be able to tour the museum before and after the program.
Also, attendees will be able to schedule half-hour private research
sessions with Diane Afoumado and Sara-Joelle Clark, information
retrieval specialist, at the offices of the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Highland Park, Ill., on July 30, 31 and Aug. 1.
In her July 29 talk, Afoumado will present an overview of the Holocaust
Survivors and Victims Resource Center at the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Emphasis will be on the
International Tracing Service collection and the Holocaust Survivors and
Victims Database. Throughout her presentation, she will focus on how
staff in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Resource Center could
serve as a resource to genealogists and community members.
Diane Afoumado, who has a doctorate and master's degree in history >from
University of Paris X-Nanterre, is chief of the Research and Reference
Branch at the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center at the
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Formerly assistant professor of
contemporary history at the University of Paris X-Nanterre and the
Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales in Paris,
Afoumado worked for the two French commissions related to compensation
to Jewish victims. She also worked as a historian for the Archival
Division of the Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine-Memorial de
la Shoah. She is the author of several books and articles.
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois