Jewish Genealogical Society New York Meeting
Sunday, October 27 at 2 PM
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York NY
PROGRAM: The Wedding Photo: Genealogy Comes Alive!
SPEAKER: Dan Oren
Co-sponsored by the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish History
A visit to an abandoned Polish Jewish cemetery in 1993 launches Dan Oren's twenty-year search to solve the mystery of
"Who is Buried in Sarah's Tomb?" A visit with a cousin unearths a breathtaking photo of a Berlin family wedding from 1926
and leads to discovering their unimaginable post-wedding history. An archivist in Prague discovers a secret uncle whose life
takes the reader from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to the Vatican. A memoir by Philip Roth shocks a daughter
into unlocking a father's concealed past. All these stories are presented in Dan Oren's book The Wedding Photo, which he
will discuss and share his genealogical research strategies.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dan Oren, M.D. has worked as a psychiatrist and faculty member at Yale University,
the National Institute of Mental Health, and the University of Rzeszow, Poland. He is the author of Joining the Club: A History of
Jews and Yale, and co-authored How to Beat Jet Lag: A Practical Guide for Air Travelers, as well as numerous scientific articles.
He is the founder and president of the Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland.
Free for members of JGSNY and CJH; guests welcome, $5 at weddingphoto.bpt.me or at the front desk
The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute will be open from 11 am to 4 pm.
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