Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Ellen Cassedy to speak on "We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust" #lithuania


Jane Rosen Berenbeim
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society invites you to attend its next meeting,
featuring Ellen Cassedy, speaking on her new book, We Are Here: Memories
of the Lithuanian Holocaust.

Note: Ms. Cassedy's presentation will be preceded by a brief talk by
JGS member and professional genealogist, Avrum Geller, on "1940 Census
Search Hints."

Date and Place:
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
New York, NY

Program
Ellen Cassedy set off into the Jewish heartland of Lithuania to study
Yiddish and connect with her Jewish forebears. Her new book describes
how what began as a personal journey of return expanded into a larger
quest to understand how Lithuanian Jews and non-Jews alike are confronting
the country's twentieth century history.

Ms. Cassedy has explored the world of the Holocaust in Lithuania, and her
Jewish roots there, for ten years. Her articles and translations have
appeared in The Forward, Hadassah, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Lilith,
Bridges, Shofar: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, and
Pakn-treger.

She is a former columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and the author
of two books for working women. A book-signing will follow the
presentation.

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at the CJH will be open at
11:00 AM for networking with other researchers and access to research
materials and computers.

The program is free to members of JGSNY; there is a $5 charge for guests.

Jane Rosen Berenbeim
Vice President, Programming
JGS, Inc. (NY)
program@jgsny.org

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