JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Maryland September 23, 2018, program #general

Susan Steeble

Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland

Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland
Speaker: Dr. Jude C. Richter
Title: "Documenting Holocaust Survivors and Victims at the United
States Holocaust Memorial Museum"
Date and Time: Sunday, September 23, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd,
Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, September 23, 2018, at the Pikesville
Library's meeting room, to hear Dr. Jude C. Richter present
"Documenting Holocaust Survivors and Victims at the United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum."

Records in the collections of the United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum (USHMM) help us to document the experiences of individual
survivors and victims of the Holocaust. They usually include dates and
places of birth and, less often, the names of parents and spouses;
they are of obvious interest to genealogists. The International
Tracing Service (ITS) collection is richer for persons persecuted in
Western Europe than for those who were persecuted in Eastern Europe.
It nevertheless remains the single largest collection of records that
allows us to document the fates of individuals during the Holocaust.
This talk will demonstrate how the ITS collection and other
collections at USHMM can be of value to genealogists and especially
those researching ancestors >from Ukraine and Galicia.

Jude C. Richter received his Ph.D. in Russian history >from Indiana
University. >from 2002 through 2006, he worked for the Conference on
Jewish Material Claims against Germany, conducting research in the
collections of the USHMM to document Holocaust survivors=E2=80=99 claims.
Since 2006, he has worked for USHMM. He is currently a Research and
Reference Specialist in the Museum's Survivors and Victims Resource

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
Baltimore, MD
JGSMD Public Relations

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