JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Greater Philadelphia October 2018 Meeting #general

Mark Halpern

Please join us for the Fifth Annual Steven Schecter Memorial Lecture Sponsored by
Main Line Reform Temple and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia

Date: Oct. 7, 2018 Time: 1:30 PM
Place: Main Line Reform Temple 410 Montgomery Ave. Wynnewood, PA 19096.

Speaker: Robert Watson, Ph.D. Professor of American Studies, Lynn University
Topic: Hamilton: Man, Myth, Musical ... Mensch:

Robert Watson, Ph.D. is a professor, author, and media commentator. He
has published more than 40 books and hundreds of scholarly articles,
book chapters, and encyclopedia/reference essays. His most recent books,
America's First Crisis and The Nazi Titanic have, respectively, won the
book of the year in history at the Independent Publishers' Awards in NYC
and been accepted at numerous book festivals throughout the US and
internationally. Watson has been interviewed by most major media outlets
in the US, including USA Today, New York Times, NBC, and MSNBC, and many
major media outlets around the world.

Dr. Watson will explore the little known story of the Founding Father's
Jewish roots and lifelong support of Jews in America, among other topics.

He will also share some stories about the little known final days of the
Holocaust >from his book The Nazi Titanic. The brief Jewish tragedy of this ship:
In the Third Reich's final days, the ill fated ship was packed with thousands of
concentration camp prisoners. Without adequate water, food, or sanitary facilities,
the prisoners suffered as they waited for the end of the war. Just days before
Germany surrendered, the Cap Arcona was mistakenly bombed by the British Royal Air
Force, and nearly all of the prisoners were killed in the last major tragedy of the
Holocaust and one of history's worst maritime disasters. Here is a
link to the book:

Mentors will be available >from 1 1:30 PM to help with your research efforts.

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Please note that JGSGP has a Speaker's Bureau which is available
to local groups on the various subjects concerning genealogy.

Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]
Mark Halpern (Program Chair)

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