JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSNY Meeting September 15 #general

Harriet Mayer

Jewish Genealogical Society NY Meeting Sunday, September 15 at 2 PM
at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St.

Speaker: Daniel Walkowitz
Program: "Searching for Paterson Roots Remembered and Forgotten in Heritage Tourism

The extended Walkowitz family arrived in Paterson NJ >from Lodz, Poland, as early as
1910. They worked in textile mills, department stores and shops in the city while
taking an active role in Yiddish theater, the Paterson Folk Chorus, and labor
politics. Our speaker will recount the genealogical and archival research that
allowed him to uncover the stories of this past in the United States and in Eastern
and Central Europe, where he sought to see and hear what of these roots appear in
walking tours, Jewish museums and memorial sites. Illustrated with slides, the
lecture will also illustrate the disappointments and surprises that frame the
robust and changing terrain of Jewish Heritage tourism today.

Daniel Walkowitz, Emeritus Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and Professor
of History at New York University, has specialized in labor history, urban history
and public history. In nearly a dozen books, many articles and four films for
public television he has worked to bring America's past to both academic and broad
public audiences.

Free for JGSNY Members; guests welcome, $5 at the door.

More information on our website - and on our Facebook page.

Submitted by
Harriet Mayer
JGSNY VP Communications
New York NY

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