Gesher Galicia Luncheon-IAJGS-SLC Conference #galicia


Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce their luncheon program for this
summer's IAJGS Conference in Salt Lake City.

The luncheon will take place on Monday, July 16th >from 12:30PM - 2:00PM,
and is open to all conference registrants, but you must register
specifically for this paid event on the website in order to attend.

Erin Einhorn, a reporter for the New York Daily News will be sharing a
fascinating family saga, spanning generations, which will be of
interest to all genealogical researchers, not just those with roots in
Galicia, so please consider joining us:

BENEATH THE SURFACE

When Erin Einhorn found the family that hid her mother, as an infant,
from the Nazis during the Holocaust she thought she'd created a
made-for-TV-reunion for two families thrown together by history. A man
who knew her mother as a child threw his arms around her and told her
the little girl had been like a sister to him. But the initial embrace
soon gave way to half a century's hurt feelings and resentments. She
soon found herself apologizing for choices made years before she was
born, untangling a real estate deal made on a handshake by people no
longer alive and struggling to prove the death of a great-grandfather
born in 1868. In a year spent living in Poland -- the country where her
mother was born -- she found the only known photo of grandmother and
shocking news about how she might have died. She met a rabbi who
annually brings kosher Chinese food to Krakow for a ritual meal and a
Polish nun who insists she's a Jew. She watched with amazement as
10,000 young Poles packed an outdoor plaza for a concert of Jewish
klezmer music and made a life for herself in a country where she feared
she'd hated. Now a reporter for the New York Daily News who is working
on a book about her experiences, she tells what she learned, how she
learned it, and how easy it was to debunk family memories and folklores
with documents tucked away in Polish archives.

To register for the conference and add the luncheon, go to the website:
http://www.slc2007.org

If you have already registered, but want to add this luncheon, which
involves an additional fee, go directly to:
http://www.eshow2000.com/IAJGS/registration_update.cfm

We look forward to seeing you there!

Pamela Weisberger
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@hotmail.com

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