JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen July 24: genealogy program at the Center for Jewish History in New York #general

Moriah Amit
 

Please join us for the following program, presented by the Ackman & Ziff Family
Genealogy Institute and Leo Baeck Institute.

Family History Today: "A person is only forgotten when their name is forgotten" -
The German Stolpersteine
Date: July 24, 6:30 PM
Place: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Description: In this talk, Michael Simonson, Archivist and the Director of
Public Outreach at the Leo Baeck Institute, will introduce us to the history and
current practice of the Stolpersteine (literally "stumbling stone") Holocaust
memorials in Germany. Drawing on his personal experiences working with those who
wish to remember former Jewish citizens, Michael will highlight the stories of some
of the Jewish families being remembered, elucidate the steps he took to track down
living descendants, and discuss the reactions of those in the communities where
these stones have been placed.
Tickets: $10 Regular; $5 Center for Jewish History/Partner Members, Seniors, and
Students; You may purchase tickets in advance at stolpersteine.bpt.me or
800-838-3006.

Moriah Amit
Senior Reference Services Librarian, Genealogy Coordinator
Center for Jewish History (New York, NY)

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