JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSCV Sep 15 Meeting: Paper Brigade Saved Jewish Treasures from the Nazis with Alix Wall #general
Jan Meisels Allen
The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County's
program is Sunday, September 15 1:30-3:30 PM at Temple Adat Elohim 2420 E
Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. Come celebrate our 14th anniversary with
this special program! Light refreshments will be available.
Program: How the Paper Brigade Worked to Save Jewish Treasures >from the Nazis
The Paper Brigade was a group of Jews in the Vilna Ghetto tasked by the
Nazis to sort through Jewish artifacts for their supposed "Museum of an
Extinct Race." While left unsupervised, at risk of death, this group hid
many of these artifacts in the building or smuggled them back into the
ghetto so that some aspects of Jewish culture would survive. Alix Wall will
talk about her grandmother, Rachela Pupko-Krinsky, one of the women members
of The Paper Brigade.
Speaker: Alix Wall. Our speaker, Alix Wall, is a freelance writer and a
writer/ producer of a documentary-in-progress called The Lonely Child, a
song written during the Holocaust about her mother and grandmother and how
it's taken on a life of its own. She also writes extensively about food and
about Jewish topics and is the founder of The Illuminoshi: The Not-So-Secret
Society of Bay Area Jewish Food Professionals.
The traveling library with our A and B books. A list of which books are
included are listed on our website http://www.jgscv.org/ under library and
traveling. The library is available starting at 1:00 PM.
The schmoozing corner will begin at 1:00 PM and will be facilitated by Sonia
Increased security measures are in effect at our host, Temple Adat Elohim.
Be prepared to stop at the security kiosk and inform the guard that you are
attending the JGSCV meeting. If you park in back of the Temple, the gate to
the courtyard is now locked. You will have to walk around to the front of
the building to access the courtyard and entrance to the Social Hall.
For more information about JGSCV and directions to Temple Adat Elohim please
visit our website, http://www.jgscv.org
There is no charge to attend the meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV.
We are starting our 2020 membership campaign at this meeting. Renew or join
now. Dues will increase by $5.00 starting January 1, 2020 but by renewing or
joining now membership is good through December 31, 2020!
We will not be meeting in October due to the Jewish holidays.
JGSCV is looking forward to seeing you on September 15!
Jan Meisels Allen