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Paula Zieselman <pzieselman@...>

A large number of Holocaust-theme lectures are being presented at the 26th
Annual IAJGS Conference to give attendees the latest and best information
for what many regard as holy work.

* Peter Lande will discuss the new resources available at the U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Museum archives and library. The USHMM's database of 3
million records, usually available only at the museum, will be accessible
for use in the Conference Resource Room.

* James Connelly, of the USHMM Registry of Holocaust Survivors, and Marian
Smith, Senior Historian at US Citizenship and Immigration Services, will
introduce the INS Foreign Address and Occupation Index, a new set of records
recently acquired by the Registry of Holocaust Survivors at the USHMM The
index relates to immigrants who arrived in the United States in the decades
after World War II.

* A searchable database of Jews in the Russian army killed and missing in
action during WWII will also be available in the Resource Room.

* A representative of the Shoah Foundation will be present at the
Conference providing computer access to the videotaped testimonies of
Holocaust survivors.

There will be over three dozen Holocaust-related lectures as well as an
extraordinary program touching on the widest range of interest .For more
information about the Conference programs and Conference registration, visit
our website at www.jgsny2006.org.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
26th Annual IAJGS Conference Program Committee Chair

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