Traveling Through the Heartland of Galicia: A Galitzianer's Journey #galicia #events

Steven Turner

Welcome to the first of our series of webinar video presentations. We trust that you will enjoy them and find them worthwhile―especially during these days of pandemic isolation.

Since we are an international organization with members all over the world it was not possible to make this a live interactive webinar. Therefore, the presentation was recorded for you to view at your convenience but we would like very much to interact with those who view it.

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You must be a member of Gesher Galicia in good standing to view this webinar on our Members Portal. If you have not yet paid your 2020 dues now may be a good time to do so to be able to view these presentations.

The first presentation is by our President, Dr. Steven S. Turner and is entitled, “Traveling Through the Heart of Galicia: A Galitzianer’s Journey.”

Please email Dr. Turner at ssturner@... with any questions or comments. We also welcome any suggestions that you may have on how to improve these webinars.

Dr. Turner traveled in the summer of 2018 prior to and after the IAJGS conference in Warsaw. He is the founder of the Nadworna Shtetl Research Group and under the guidance of Alex Denisenko he organized a trip from Warsaw with a group of descendants through Eastern Galicia to Nadwórna (today Nadvirna, Ukraine). Prior to the convention he traveled with his wife through Western Galicia.

Some of the stops on the journey were in:

Kraków, Shendishov (now Sędziszów Małopolski, Poland), Lublin, Majdanek, Bełżec, Zamość, Zhovka, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk (formerly Stanisławów)―A Shabbat with Rabbi Moyshe Kolesnik, Nadwórna, Rohatyn

In the next few days we will also upload presentations from Dr. Andrew Zalewski on:
University Records: Jewish Medical Students
Cadastral Surveys: Names, Houses and Land Records
We hope that you will enjoy this new series that is just another benefit of your Gesher Galicia membership.


Dr. Steven S. Turner
President, Gesher Galicia

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