The next meeting of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will
be on Sunday, May 19.
Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Mid-Island Y-JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, NY
Topic: The Secret of Priest's Grotto Cave
Speaker: Chris Nicola
Since the mid-1970's, Chris Nicola has explored dozens of caves around
the world. One of his expeditions was to the Ukrainian cave where a
group of Jews was rumored to have hidden for over a year during the
Holocaust. Chris confirmed the story and went on to locate 14 of
the 38 cave dwellers. He co-authored a book about the cave and
participated in making a documentary, "No Place on Earth", about the
survivors' experiences. Chris runs the Priest's Grotto Heritage project,
a genocide awareness project, which connects the grandchildren of the
survivors who lived in Priest's Grotto Cave with the grandchildren of
those who lived above the cave.
Admission is free and all are welcome. Our "Mavens" are available at
1:30 PM to take your genealogy questions.