JewishGen Talks: Stories of Escape - How Four WWII Jewish Refugees Survived by Landing in Japan #JewishGenUpdates
In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the entire JewishGen community is invited to join us for our next free JewishGen Talks webinar:
Topic: Stories of Escape - How Four WWII Jewish Refugees Survived by Landing in Japan
Speaker: Mark Halperin
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Registration: Free with a suggested donation. Please click here to register now!
Thousands of Jews fled war-torn Europe by traveling eastward via Shanghai and Japan. In this talk, Mark will trace the very interesting journeys of survival of four refugees from Europe to safe harbor in the United States – two in the New York area and two in the Los Angeles area. This talk will highlight the exploits of many virtuous souls including Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese consul in Lithuania who issued transit visas to over 2000 Jewish refugees. Along with providing their interesting narratives, Mark will share many of the research sources and practices used to document their journeys.
Registration:Registration is free with a suggested donation. Please click here to register now! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about how to join the webinar.