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more FINBERG from Gelvan (near Vilna) #lithuania

MandJMeyers <mandjmeyers@...>
 

My GGM Feiga (nee FAJNBERG) LANDSMAN was born in 1856 in Gelvan (now
Gelvonai) near Vilna. Her father was Eliash ben Leyb. She emigrated
to Boston in 1921 to live with her children a few years after her
husband Abram died.

Yad Vashem pages of testimony show a large FINBERG family >from Gelvan
that is undoubtedly related since the shtetl was quite small. Leib and
Ester FINBERG had many children in the 1880/90s including Chone (married
Henia and died in Zosla c.1941), Natan (married Rachel), Chaia (married
Yaakov RESNIK and died c.1942 in Lida), Tauba (married Mordechai KOT and
died c.1942 in Zosla) and Pinchas (married Hinda LEIN, died in Gelvan
c.1941).

Pinchas and Hinda had a number of children c.1910-1920 in Gelvan
including Beila/Berta (married Peretz GOLOMB, died c1941 in Gelvan),
Jakob (married Charna, died c1942 Gelvan), Rivka (married Betzalel),
Batia, Chanoch and Ahuva (married GORNIK).

Ahuva (nee GOLOMB) GORNIK submitted many of the pages of testimony in
1957 to Yad Vashem >from which the list above was compiled. I believe
Ahuva was living in Israel in 1957 (but my Hebrew is inadequate to tell
for sure).

It seems very likely that this FINBERG family is related to mine.
If this sounds familiar, please contact me privately at
<MandJMeyers@gmail.com>

Marty Meyers
Montclair, NJ


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania more FINBERG from Gelvan (near Vilna) #lithuania

MandJMeyers <mandjmeyers@...>
 

My GGM Feiga (nee FAJNBERG) LANDSMAN was born in 1856 in Gelvan (now
Gelvonai) near Vilna. Her father was Eliash ben Leyb. She emigrated
to Boston in 1921 to live with her children a few years after her
husband Abram died.

Yad Vashem pages of testimony show a large FINBERG family >from Gelvan
that is undoubtedly related since the shtetl was quite small. Leib and
Ester FINBERG had many children in the 1880/90s including Chone (married
Henia and died in Zosla c.1941), Natan (married Rachel), Chaia (married
Yaakov RESNIK and died c.1942 in Lida), Tauba (married Mordechai KOT and
died c.1942 in Zosla) and Pinchas (married Hinda LEIN, died in Gelvan
c.1941).

Pinchas and Hinda had a number of children c.1910-1920 in Gelvan
including Beila/Berta (married Peretz GOLOMB, died c1941 in Gelvan),
Jakob (married Charna, died c1942 Gelvan), Rivka (married Betzalel),
Batia, Chanoch and Ahuva (married GORNIK).

Ahuva (nee GOLOMB) GORNIK submitted many of the pages of testimony in
1957 to Yad Vashem >from which the list above was compiled. I believe
Ahuva was living in Israel in 1957 (but my Hebrew is inadequate to tell
for sure).

It seems very likely that this FINBERG family is related to mine.
If this sounds familiar, please contact me privately at
<MandJMeyers@gmail.com>

Marty Meyers
Montclair, NJ


David Einsiedler - Baruch Dayan Ha-Emet - David Einsiedler has joined his venerated ancestors #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

I am saddened to report to you that David Einsiedler, one of the
founding members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los
Angeles, passed on peacefully yesterday at age ninety. He left
eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

His funeral is tomorrow, Thursday, April 2nd, at 1:00PM at Mount
Sinai Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills. The address is: 5950
Forest Lawn Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068. Check in at the gate for
directions. Their website is: http://www.mt-sinai.com, phone:
1-800-600-0076

His son, Joey wrote: "He took great joy and pride in his work
sharing his own legacy and using his unique gifts to help others
find their family heritage."

Born in Drohobycz, Poland (Galicia) in 1919, David devoted his
retirement years to rabbinic genealogy and was the author of
"Rabbinic Genealogy: A Research Guide" and countless articles on
behalf of JewishGen's RavSIG and other scholarly publications. He
was an enthusiastic genealogist who contributed his gifts during
the early years of the JGSLA and continued to participate in our
activities through his published writings, his generous assistance
to others seeking to discover their roots, and his first-hand
recounting of the joys and sorrows of being born and raised in an
Eastern European shtetl.

You can view photographs of David and his family in Drohobycz on
the Museum of Family History website: http://tinyurl.com/einsiedler
and his writings are available on JewishGen's RavSIG (rabbinic
special interest group) - http://www.jewishgen.org/rabbinic/

He will be missed by all who knew him.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia David Einsiedler - Baruch Dayan Ha-Emet - David Einsiedler has joined his venerated ancestors #galicia

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

I am saddened to report to you that David Einsiedler, one of the
founding members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los
Angeles, passed on peacefully yesterday at age ninety. He left
eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

His funeral is tomorrow, Thursday, April 2nd, at 1:00PM at Mount
Sinai Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills. The address is: 5950
Forest Lawn Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068. Check in at the gate for
directions. Their website is: http://www.mt-sinai.com, phone:
1-800-600-0076

His son, Joey wrote: "He took great joy and pride in his work
sharing his own legacy and using his unique gifts to help others
find their family heritage."

Born in Drohobycz, Poland (Galicia) in 1919, David devoted his
retirement years to rabbinic genealogy and was the author of
"Rabbinic Genealogy: A Research Guide" and countless articles on
behalf of JewishGen's RavSIG and other scholarly publications. He
was an enthusiastic genealogist who contributed his gifts during
the early years of the JGSLA and continued to participate in our
activities through his published writings, his generous assistance
to others seeking to discover their roots, and his first-hand
recounting of the joys and sorrows of being born and raised in an
Eastern European shtetl.

You can view photographs of David and his family in Drohobycz on
the Museum of Family History website: http://tinyurl.com/einsiedler
and his writings are available on JewishGen's RavSIG (rabbinic
special interest group) - http://www.jewishgen.org/rabbinic/

He will be missed by all who knew him.

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com


Special Announcement - Series of Articles by Lisa Thaler #hungary

Groll, Avraham
 

We are pleased to announce that author and family historian Lisa Thaler
will be contributing a series of articles to the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) entitled "Framing History: Sacha Kolin
in The Rose Art Museum's Permanent Collections."

Lisa spent ten years uncovering the life story and oeuvre of the Jewish
emigre artist Sacha Kolin (1911 Paris-1981 New York). Her groundbreaking
research methods are demonstrated in her biography Look Up: The Life and
Art of Sacha Kolin (New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 2008).

from the mid-1960s, campus museums acquired hundreds of Kolins,
including 32 artworks at Brandeis University's The Rose Art Museum. The
University's announcement on January 26, 2009, later modified, to
deaccession its art collection generated fervent commentary.

In this three-part series "Framing History," Lisa places the academic
museum in historical context, explaining the economic policies and
social factors that fueled the explosive growth of campus museums in
this era, and highlighting the archival records generated by the museum
community. Family historians may apply these strategies to any
occupation and to conduct cross-disciplinary studies.

The "framing history" articles will be posted on the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) beginning Friday, March 27th.

Enjoy!

Avraham Groll
Administrator of JewishGen
Project Manager of JewishGen Yizkor Books
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
<agroll@mjhnyc.org>
<www.mjhnyc.org>

Read our blog: <www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>


Hungary SIG #Hungary Special Announcement - Series of Articles by Lisa Thaler #hungary

Groll, Avraham
 

We are pleased to announce that author and family historian Lisa Thaler
will be contributing a series of articles to the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) entitled "Framing History: Sacha Kolin
in The Rose Art Museum's Permanent Collections."

Lisa spent ten years uncovering the life story and oeuvre of the Jewish
emigre artist Sacha Kolin (1911 Paris-1981 New York). Her groundbreaking
research methods are demonstrated in her biography Look Up: The Life and
Art of Sacha Kolin (New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 2008).

from the mid-1960s, campus museums acquired hundreds of Kolins,
including 32 artworks at Brandeis University's The Rose Art Museum. The
University's announcement on January 26, 2009, later modified, to
deaccession its art collection generated fervent commentary.

In this three-part series "Framing History," Lisa places the academic
museum in historical context, explaining the economic policies and
social factors that fueled the explosive growth of campus museums in
this era, and highlighting the archival records generated by the museum
community. Family historians may apply these strategies to any
occupation and to conduct cross-disciplinary studies.

The "framing history" articles will be posted on the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) beginning Friday, March 27th.

Enjoy!

Avraham Groll
Administrator of JewishGen
Project Manager of JewishGen Yizkor Books
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
<agroll@mjhnyc.org>
<www.mjhnyc.org>

Read our blog: <www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>


upfalu #hungary

Jim Gutterman
 

Traced back and believe found great grandmother on ship registry early
1890s. Registry shows her coming >from Upfalu in Hungary. Shetl seeker
has various towns with similar names but beginning with O. Anybody
have idea what town this really is, or did ship personnel just make up
a spelling? thanks for any help or suggestions. Jim


Hungary SIG #Hungary upfalu #hungary

Jim Gutterman
 

Traced back and believe found great grandmother on ship registry early
1890s. Registry shows her coming >from Upfalu in Hungary. Shetl seeker
has various towns with similar names but beginning with O. Anybody
have idea what town this really is, or did ship personnel just make up
a spelling? thanks for any help or suggestions. Jim


Special Announcement - Series of Articles by Lisa Thaler #galicia

Groll, Avraham
 

We are pleased to announce that author and family historian Lisa
Thaler will be contributing a series of articles to the JewishGen
blog (<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) entitled "Framing History:
Sacha Kolin in The Rose Art Museum's Permanent Collections."

Lisa spent ten years uncovering the life story and oeuvre of the
Jewish emigre artist Sacha Kolin (1911 Paris-1981 New York). Her
groundbreaking research methods are demonstrated in her biography
Look Up: The Life and Art of Sacha Kolin (New York: Midmarch Arts
Press, 2008).

from the mid-1960s, campus museums acquired hundreds of Kolins,
including 32 artworks at Brandeis University's The Rose Art Museum.
The University's announcement on January 26, 2009, later modified,
to deaccession its art collection generated fervent commentary.

In this three-part series "Framing History," Lisa places the
academic museum in historical context, explaining the economic
policies and social factors that fueled the explosive growth of
campus museums in this era, and highlighting the archival records
generated by the museum community. Family historians may apply
these strategies to any occupation and to conduct
cross-disciplinary studies.

The "framing history" articles will be posted on the JewishGen
blog (<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) beginning Friday, March 27th.

Enjoy!

Avraham Groll
Administrator of JewishGen
Project Manager of JewishGen Yizkor Books
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
<agroll@mjhnyc.org>
<www.mjhnyc.org>

Read our blog: <www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>


Special Announcement - Series of Articles by Lisa Thaler #yiddish

Groll, Avraham
 

We are pleased to announce that author and family historian Lisa Thaler
will be contributing a series of articles to the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) entitled "Framing History: Sacha Kolin
in The Rose Art Museum's Permanent Collections."

Lisa spent ten years uncovering the life story and oeuvre of the Jewish
emigre artist Sacha Kolin (1911 Paris-1981 New York). Her groundbreaking
research methods are demonstrated in her biography Look Up: The Life and
Art of Sacha Kolin (New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 2008).

from the mid-1960s, campus museums acquired hundreds of Kolins,
including 32 artworks at Brandeis University's The Rose Art Museum. The
University's announcement on January 26, 2009, later modified, to
deaccession its art collection generated fervent commentary.

In this three-part series "Framing History," Lisa places the academic
museum in historical context, explaining the economic policies and
social factors that fueled the explosive growth of campus museums in
this era, and highlighting the archival records generated by the museum
community. Family historians may apply these strategies to any
occupation and to conduct cross-disciplinary studies.

The "framing history" articles will be posted on the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) beginning Friday, March 27th.

Enjoy!

Avraham Groll
Administrator of JewishGen
Project Manager of JewishGen Yizkor Books
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
<agroll@mjhnyc.org>
<www.mjhnyc.org>

Read our blog: <www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Special Announcement - Series of Articles by Lisa Thaler #galicia

Groll, Avraham
 

We are pleased to announce that author and family historian Lisa
Thaler will be contributing a series of articles to the JewishGen
blog (<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) entitled "Framing History:
Sacha Kolin in The Rose Art Museum's Permanent Collections."

Lisa spent ten years uncovering the life story and oeuvre of the
Jewish emigre artist Sacha Kolin (1911 Paris-1981 New York). Her
groundbreaking research methods are demonstrated in her biography
Look Up: The Life and Art of Sacha Kolin (New York: Midmarch Arts
Press, 2008).

from the mid-1960s, campus museums acquired hundreds of Kolins,
including 32 artworks at Brandeis University's The Rose Art Museum.
The University's announcement on January 26, 2009, later modified,
to deaccession its art collection generated fervent commentary.

In this three-part series "Framing History," Lisa places the
academic museum in historical context, explaining the economic
policies and social factors that fueled the explosive growth of
campus museums in this era, and highlighting the archival records
generated by the museum community. Family historians may apply
these strategies to any occupation and to conduct
cross-disciplinary studies.

The "framing history" articles will be posted on the JewishGen
blog (<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) beginning Friday, March 27th.

Enjoy!

Avraham Groll
Administrator of JewishGen
Project Manager of JewishGen Yizkor Books
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
<agroll@mjhnyc.org>
<www.mjhnyc.org>

Read our blog: <www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Special Announcement - Series of Articles by Lisa Thaler #yiddish

Groll, Avraham
 

We are pleased to announce that author and family historian Lisa Thaler
will be contributing a series of articles to the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) entitled "Framing History: Sacha Kolin
in The Rose Art Museum's Permanent Collections."

Lisa spent ten years uncovering the life story and oeuvre of the Jewish
emigre artist Sacha Kolin (1911 Paris-1981 New York). Her groundbreaking
research methods are demonstrated in her biography Look Up: The Life and
Art of Sacha Kolin (New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 2008).

from the mid-1960s, campus museums acquired hundreds of Kolins,
including 32 artworks at Brandeis University's The Rose Art Museum. The
University's announcement on January 26, 2009, later modified, to
deaccession its art collection generated fervent commentary.

In this three-part series "Framing History," Lisa places the academic
museum in historical context, explaining the economic policies and
social factors that fueled the explosive growth of campus museums in
this era, and highlighting the archival records generated by the museum
community. Family historians may apply these strategies to any
occupation and to conduct cross-disciplinary studies.

The "framing history" articles will be posted on the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) beginning Friday, March 27th.

Enjoy!

Avraham Groll
Administrator of JewishGen
Project Manager of JewishGen Yizkor Books
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
<agroll@mjhnyc.org>
<www.mjhnyc.org>

Read our blog: <www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>


Thank-you to Gersig Member Ines Gurske #germany

Judy Sumray <judysumray@...>
 

Dear Fellow Members

I noticed that Judith Elam in her message about Emigration >from Berlin
in 1940/41 thanked Ines Gurske. I, too, have been the beneficiary of
Ms Gurske's kindness in helping in my family research, and I hope that
it is in order for me to publicly thank her.

Judy Sumray London <judysumray@googlemail.com>


German SIG #Germany Thank-you to Gersig Member Ines Gurske #germany

Judy Sumray <judysumray@...>
 

Dear Fellow Members

I noticed that Judith Elam in her message about Emigration >from Berlin
in 1940/41 thanked Ines Gurske. I, too, have been the beneficiary of
Ms Gurske's kindness in helping in my family research, and I hope that
it is in order for me to publicly thank her.

Judy Sumray London <judysumray@googlemail.com>


SITE CITE - History of the Jews of Aschaffenburg, Bavaria BOOK CITE #germany

Werner Hirsch
 

The history of the Jews of Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, and the surrounding towns
which were served by the rabbinate of Aschaffenburg, was written by Rabbi
Salomon Bamberger and published by Josef Singer, Strassburg in 900.

The title is: "Historiche Berichte ueber die Juden der Stadt und des
ehemalige Fuerstentums Aschaffenburg."

The book is written in German, Hebrew, and Judeo-German. An index to the
names in the book, which I don't think has been previously available,
follows the original text.

I have uploaded the book to the Internet, and you can find it here:
http://www.archive.org/details/HistorischeBerichteberDieJudenAschaffenburg

Werner Hirsch, New Haven, CT wernerh@snet.net


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE - History of the Jews of Aschaffenburg, Bavaria BOOK CITE #germany

Werner Hirsch
 

The history of the Jews of Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, and the surrounding towns
which were served by the rabbinate of Aschaffenburg, was written by Rabbi
Salomon Bamberger and published by Josef Singer, Strassburg in 900.

The title is: "Historiche Berichte ueber die Juden der Stadt und des
ehemalige Fuerstentums Aschaffenburg."

The book is written in German, Hebrew, and Judeo-German. An index to the
names in the book, which I don't think has been previously available,
follows the original text.

I have uploaded the book to the Internet, and you can find it here:
http://www.archive.org/details/HistorischeBerichteberDieJudenAschaffenburg

Werner Hirsch, New Haven, CT wernerh@snet.net


Special Announcement - Series of Articles by Lisa Thaler #germany

Groll, Avraham
 

We are pleased to announce that author and family historian Lisa Thaler
will be contributing a series of articles to the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) entitled "Framing History: Sacha Kolin
in The Rose Art Museum's Permanent Collections."

Lisa spent ten years uncovering the life story and oeuvre of the Jewish
emigre artist Sacha Kolin (1911 Paris-1981 New York). Her groundbreaking
research methods are demonstrated in her biography Look Up: The Life and
Art of Sacha Kolin (New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 2008).

from the mid-1960s, campus museums acquired hundreds of Kolins,
including 32 artworks at Brandeis University's The Rose Art Museum.
The University's announcement on January 26, 2009, later modified, to
deaccession its art collection generated fervent commentary.

In this three-part series "Framing History," Lisa places the academic
museum in historical context, explaining the economic policies and
social factors that fueled the explosive growth of campus museums in
this era, and highlighting the archival records generated by the museum
community. Family historians may apply these strategies to any
occupation and to conduct cross-disciplinary studies.

The "framing history" articles will be posted on the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) beginning Friday, March 27th. Enjoy!

Avraham Groll
Administrator of JewishGen
Project Manager of JewishGen Yizkor Books
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
<agroll@mjhnyc.org>
<www.mjhnyc.org>

Read our blog: <www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>


German SIG #Germany Special Announcement - Series of Articles by Lisa Thaler #germany

Groll, Avraham
 

We are pleased to announce that author and family historian Lisa Thaler
will be contributing a series of articles to the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) entitled "Framing History: Sacha Kolin
in The Rose Art Museum's Permanent Collections."

Lisa spent ten years uncovering the life story and oeuvre of the Jewish
emigre artist Sacha Kolin (1911 Paris-1981 New York). Her groundbreaking
research methods are demonstrated in her biography Look Up: The Life and
Art of Sacha Kolin (New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 2008).

from the mid-1960s, campus museums acquired hundreds of Kolins,
including 32 artworks at Brandeis University's The Rose Art Museum.
The University's announcement on January 26, 2009, later modified, to
deaccession its art collection generated fervent commentary.

In this three-part series "Framing History," Lisa places the academic
museum in historical context, explaining the economic policies and
social factors that fueled the explosive growth of campus museums in
this era, and highlighting the archival records generated by the museum
community. Family historians may apply these strategies to any
occupation and to conduct cross-disciplinary studies.

The "framing history" articles will be posted on the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) beginning Friday, March 27th. Enjoy!

Avraham Groll
Administrator of JewishGen
Project Manager of JewishGen Yizkor Books
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
<agroll@mjhnyc.org>
<www.mjhnyc.org>

Read our blog: <www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>


Special Announcement - Series of Articles by Lisa Thaler #austria-czech

Groll, Avraham
 

We are pleased to announce that author and family historian Lisa Thaler
will be contributing a series of articles to the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) entitled "Framing History: Sacha Kolin
in The Rose Art Museum's Permanent Collections."

Lisa spent ten years uncovering the life story and oeuvre of the Jewish
emigre artist Sacha Kolin (1911 Paris-1981 New York). Her groundbreaking
research methods are demonstrated in her biography Look Up: The Life and
Art of Sacha Kolin (New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 2008).

from the mid-1960s, campus museums acquired hundreds of Kolins,
including 32 artworks at Brandeis University's The Rose Art Museum. The
University's announcement on January 26, 2009, later modified, to
deaccession its art collection generated fervent commentary.

In this three-part series "Framing History," Lisa places the academic
museum in historical context, explaining the economic policies and
social factors that fueled the explosive growth of campus museums in
this era, and highlighting the archival records generated by the museum
community. Family historians may apply these strategies to any
occupation and to conduct cross-disciplinary studies.

The "framing history" articles will be posted on the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) beginning Friday, March 27th.

Enjoy!

Avraham Groll
Administrator of JewishGen
Project Manager of JewishGen Yizkor Books
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
<agroll@mjhnyc.org>
<www.mjhnyc.org>

Read our blog: <www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Special Announcement - Series of Articles by Lisa Thaler #austria-czech

Groll, Avraham
 

We are pleased to announce that author and family historian Lisa Thaler
will be contributing a series of articles to the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) entitled "Framing History: Sacha Kolin
in The Rose Art Museum's Permanent Collections."

Lisa spent ten years uncovering the life story and oeuvre of the Jewish
emigre artist Sacha Kolin (1911 Paris-1981 New York). Her groundbreaking
research methods are demonstrated in her biography Look Up: The Life and
Art of Sacha Kolin (New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 2008).

from the mid-1960s, campus museums acquired hundreds of Kolins,
including 32 artworks at Brandeis University's The Rose Art Museum. The
University's announcement on January 26, 2009, later modified, to
deaccession its art collection generated fervent commentary.

In this three-part series "Framing History," Lisa places the academic
museum in historical context, explaining the economic policies and
social factors that fueled the explosive growth of campus museums in
this era, and highlighting the archival records generated by the museum
community. Family historians may apply these strategies to any
occupation and to conduct cross-disciplinary studies.

The "framing history" articles will be posted on the JewishGen blog
(<www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>) beginning Friday, March 27th.

Enjoy!

Avraham Groll
Administrator of JewishGen
Project Manager of JewishGen Yizkor Books
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
T 646.437.4326
F 646.437.4328
<agroll@mjhnyc.org>
<www.mjhnyc.org>

Read our blog: <www.JewishGen.blogspot.com>