June 29: Zoom genealogy webinar from Center for Jewish History #events

Moriah Amit

Family History Today: Jewish Refugees & the U.S.-Mexico Border
Watch Live on Zoom - Monday, June 29, 6 PM ET

Between the world wars, more than 200,000 Jewish refugees fleeing Europe and the Middle East found a safe haven in Latin America, where immigration restrictions were less stringent and more easily circumvented than in the U.S. and British-controlled Palestine. While some of these refugees permanently settled in Latin America, many more emigrated again, primarily to the U.S. and Israel. In this presentation, Moriah Amit, the Center for Jewish History’s senior genealogy librarian, will explore the lesser-known history of Jewish refugee immigration to the U.S. via Latin America. Additionally, for those whose ancestors came to America through this route, Moriah will explain how to locate records that will shed light on their journey.

Ticket Info: Pay what you wish at jewishrefugees.bpt.me or 800-838-3006 to receive a link to the Zoom program.

This program is sponsored by the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute; it is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Moriah Amit
Center for Jewish History
New York, NY

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