Date   

Re: Proving ancestry in Nazi Europe #general

Genealogy - Ayana Kimron
 

Diana,
A German friend showed me their family tree signed by the swastica
stamp. (Genealogically it is an amazing document).
According to his grandmother, they had to keep it within hands reach
during Nazi era.
So, whether Federal or State policy, in Germany it is definitely not a myth.
I hope it helps.
Ayana KimRon
FamilyRoots2000@...


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Proving ancestry in Nazi Europe #general

Genealogy - Ayana Kimron
 

Diana,
A German friend showed me their family tree signed by the swastica
stamp. (Genealogically it is an amazing document).
According to his grandmother, they had to keep it within hands reach
during Nazi era.
So, whether Federal or State policy, in Germany it is definitely not a myth.
I hope it helps.
Ayana KimRon
FamilyRoots2000@...


ViewMate translation request - Polish - TYSMIENIECKA birth record #general

Andy Monat
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I would appreciate a
translation. It is on ViewMate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74924

This is apparently the 1887 birth record of Izydor Lazar or Israel
Lazar to Malka TYSMIENIECKA, no father listed. Please respond via the
form provided on the ViewMate image page, or privately.

Andy Monat


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Polish - TYSMIENIECKA birth record #general

Andy Monat
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I would appreciate a
translation. It is on ViewMate at
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM74924

This is apparently the 1887 birth record of Izydor Lazar or Israel
Lazar to Malka TYSMIENIECKA, no father listed. Please respond via the
form provided on the ViewMate image page, or privately.

Andy Monat


Gesher Galicia to Partner with Gratz College #general

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with
Gratz College. Located in Melrose Park, Pennsylvania, Gratz is the
oldest independent and pluralistic college for Jewish studies in North
America (https://www.gratz.edu/).

Under the agreement, Gesher Galicia will provide access to its
archival expertise and its database of Jewish records, while Gratz
College will make its collections available, along with the expertise
of its faculty. The two organizations may partner in public education
programs and other projects relating to Galician history, genealogy,
literature and more. In addition, Gratz will extend a 25% reduction in
enrollment fees for online classes to active members of Gesher
Galicia.

Commenting on the new agreement, Andrew Zalewski, vice president of
Gesher Galicia, said: "Closer ties with Gratz College reflect our
commitment to public education and partnerships with educational and
cultural institutions worldwide. The exchange of expertise and
archival information will undoubtedly enhance what we can offer to
students and genealogists interested in Jewish Galicia."

Gratz expressed similar enthusiasm for this new partnership. Monika
Rice, director of the Gratz College Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Program, said that it will enable "students to use primary documents
from the Old Country for their research on rich and multiethnic
Central-European heritage." Paul Finkelman, president of Gratz
College, also weighed in on the new relationship between Gesher
Galicia and Gratz, describing it as "a perfect partnership." He added,
"For more than a century, Gratz has been committed to Jewish history.
In the last half-century, we have also been committed to Holocaust
studies. This partnership helps Gratz fulfill both missions. As the
grandson of two immigrants >from Galicia, I am particularly proud of
this collaboration."

For more information on the new partnership, please contact us at
info@....

Dr. Steven Turner
President
Gesher Galicia


(Germany) Germany Relaxes Nationality Law for Descendants of Nazi Victims #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Germany announced that descendants of those who were persecuted by the Nazis
will find it easier to regain Germany citizenship. Plans were announced late
this week to revise the Nationality law creating new categories of
eligibility. They went into effect on Friday August 30. The new categories
include descendants of women who were forced to emigrate after marrying
non-German men. This is being done by decree rather than legislation by the
German interior Minister. Some are concerned that by doing this by decree
may take longer than by legislation.

The German constitution states descendants of Jews or others who were
persecuted either religiously or politically, have the right to have their
German citizenship reinstated. However, many have been told they are not
eligible because their parents or grandparents were forced to flee abroad
and their claims were made through a female descendant or because of
adoption. Until 1953, German citizenship could only be passed on through
the paternal line. The new provisions cover individuals with a German mother
and foreign father having their citizenship restored, provided they were
born before April 1953.

This change in policy is partly due to a UK-based group that lobbied the
German government for liberalizing the citizenship laws for descendants of
those persecuted by the Nazis. Article 116 is that part of the German
nationality law regarding whom may restore their German citizenship. Part of
the issue is for those who due to Brexit want to maintain their ties to
continental Europe and after the Brexit referendum were denied but now would
be able to reapply and get approval.

To read more see:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/29/germany-to-ease-citizenship-law-for-descendants-of-nazi-victims

https://forward.com/fast-forward/430529/germany-eases-citizenship-for-families-who-fled-nazis/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Gesher Galicia to Partner with Gratz College #general

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with
Gratz College. Located in Melrose Park, Pennsylvania, Gratz is the
oldest independent and pluralistic college for Jewish studies in North
America (https://www.gratz.edu/).

Under the agreement, Gesher Galicia will provide access to its
archival expertise and its database of Jewish records, while Gratz
College will make its collections available, along with the expertise
of its faculty. The two organizations may partner in public education
programs and other projects relating to Galician history, genealogy,
literature and more. In addition, Gratz will extend a 25% reduction in
enrollment fees for online classes to active members of Gesher
Galicia.

Commenting on the new agreement, Andrew Zalewski, vice president of
Gesher Galicia, said: "Closer ties with Gratz College reflect our
commitment to public education and partnerships with educational and
cultural institutions worldwide. The exchange of expertise and
archival information will undoubtedly enhance what we can offer to
students and genealogists interested in Jewish Galicia."

Gratz expressed similar enthusiasm for this new partnership. Monika
Rice, director of the Gratz College Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Program, said that it will enable "students to use primary documents
from the Old Country for their research on rich and multiethnic
Central-European heritage." Paul Finkelman, president of Gratz
College, also weighed in on the new relationship between Gesher
Galicia and Gratz, describing it as "a perfect partnership." He added,
"For more than a century, Gratz has been committed to Jewish history.
In the last half-century, we have also been committed to Holocaust
studies. This partnership helps Gratz fulfill both missions. As the
grandson of two immigrants >from Galicia, I am particularly proud of
this collaboration."

For more information on the new partnership, please contact us at
info@....

Dr. Steven Turner
President
Gesher Galicia


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Germany) Germany Relaxes Nationality Law for Descendants of Nazi Victims #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Germany announced that descendants of those who were persecuted by the Nazis
will find it easier to regain Germany citizenship. Plans were announced late
this week to revise the Nationality law creating new categories of
eligibility. They went into effect on Friday August 30. The new categories
include descendants of women who were forced to emigrate after marrying
non-German men. This is being done by decree rather than legislation by the
German interior Minister. Some are concerned that by doing this by decree
may take longer than by legislation.

The German constitution states descendants of Jews or others who were
persecuted either religiously or politically, have the right to have their
German citizenship reinstated. However, many have been told they are not
eligible because their parents or grandparents were forced to flee abroad
and their claims were made through a female descendant or because of
adoption. Until 1953, German citizenship could only be passed on through
the paternal line. The new provisions cover individuals with a German mother
and foreign father having their citizenship restored, provided they were
born before April 1953.

This change in policy is partly due to a UK-based group that lobbied the
German government for liberalizing the citizenship laws for descendants of
those persecuted by the Nazis. Article 116 is that part of the German
nationality law regarding whom may restore their German citizenship. Part of
the issue is for those who due to Brexit want to maintain their ties to
continental Europe and after the Brexit referendum were denied but now would
be able to reapply and get approval.

To read more see:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/29/germany-to-ease-citizenship-law-for-descendants-of-nazi-victims

https://forward.com/fast-forward/430529/germany-eases-citizenship-for-families-who-fled-nazis/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Gesher Galicia to Partner with Gratz College #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with
Gratz College. Located in Melrose Park, Pennsylvania, Gratz is the oldest
independent and pluralistic college for Jewish studies in North America
(https://www.gratz.edu/).

Under the agreement, Gesher Galicia will provide access to its archival
expertise and its database of Jewish records, while Gratz College will
make its collections available, along with the expertise of its faculty. The
two organizations may partner in public education programs and other
projects relating to Galician history, genealogy, literature and more. In
addition, Gratz will extend a 25% reduction in enrollment fees for online
classes to active members of Gesher Galicia.

Commenting on the new agreement, Andrew Zalewski, vice president of
Gesher Galicia, said: "Closer ties with Gratz College reflect our
commitment to public education and partnerships with educational and
cultural institutions worldwide. The exchange of expertise and archival
information will undoubtedly enhance what we can offer to students and
genealogists interested in Jewish Galicia."

Gratz expressed similar enthusiasm for this new partnership. Monika
Rice, director of the Gratz College Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Program, said that it will enable "students to use primary documents
from the Old Country for their research on rich and multiethnic
Central-European heritage." Paul Finkelman, president of Gratz College,
also weighed in on the new relationship between Gesher Galicia and
Gratz, describing it as "a perfect partnership." He added, "For more than
a century, Gratz has been committed to Jewish history. In the last
half-century, we have also been committed to Holocaust studies. This
partnership helps Gratz fulfill both missions. As the grandson of two
immigrants >from Galicia, I am particularly proud of this collaboration."

For more information on the new partnership, please contact us at
info@....

Dr. Steven Turner
President
Gesher Galicia

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Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Gesher Galicia to Partner with Gratz College #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with
Gratz College. Located in Melrose Park, Pennsylvania, Gratz is the oldest
independent and pluralistic college for Jewish studies in North America
(https://www.gratz.edu/).

Under the agreement, Gesher Galicia will provide access to its archival
expertise and its database of Jewish records, while Gratz College will
make its collections available, along with the expertise of its faculty. The
two organizations may partner in public education programs and other
projects relating to Galician history, genealogy, literature and more. In
addition, Gratz will extend a 25% reduction in enrollment fees for online
classes to active members of Gesher Galicia.

Commenting on the new agreement, Andrew Zalewski, vice president of
Gesher Galicia, said: "Closer ties with Gratz College reflect our
commitment to public education and partnerships with educational and
cultural institutions worldwide. The exchange of expertise and archival
information will undoubtedly enhance what we can offer to students and
genealogists interested in Jewish Galicia."

Gratz expressed similar enthusiasm for this new partnership. Monika
Rice, director of the Gratz College Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Program, said that it will enable "students to use primary documents
from the Old Country for their research on rich and multiethnic
Central-European heritage." Paul Finkelman, president of Gratz College,
also weighed in on the new relationship between Gesher Galicia and
Gratz, describing it as "a perfect partnership." He added, "For more than
a century, Gratz has been committed to Jewish history. In the last
half-century, we have also been committed to Holocaust studies. This
partnership helps Gratz fulfill both missions. As the grandson of two
immigrants >from Galicia, I am particularly proud of this collaboration."

For more information on the new partnership, please contact us at
info@....

Dr. Steven Turner
President
Gesher Galicia

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(Europe) 80th Anniversary of WWll Outbreak and 20th anniversary of European Day(s) of Jewish Culture #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In commemoration of the 80th anniversary (September 1st) of the outbreak of
World War ll, Jewish Heritage Europe posted a number of photographs of
before and after (restoration) of synagogues >from the Czech Republic,
Germany, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. It is also the 20th anniversary of
the European Days of Jewish Culture which is a Pan-European festival of
tourism and education which focuses on Jewish culture and history celebrated
in many European countries.

To see the photographs go to:
https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2019/09/01/september-1-80th-anniversary/

European Day(s) of Jewish Culture (EDJC) begin on September 1st is being
celebrated in 34 countries by opening doors of historic synagogues and 400
cities engaging local communities. EDIC focuses on Jewish tradition before
and after the Holocaust.

To read more about what the history of the EDJC and what different
countries are doing see: https://tinyurl.com/y4hh8ust
Original url:
https://forward.com/culture/430555/european-days-of-jewish-culture-celebrates-20-years-of-opening-doors-to/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Europe) 80th Anniversary of WWll Outbreak and 20th anniversary of European Day(s) of Jewish Culture #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

In commemoration of the 80th anniversary (September 1st) of the outbreak of
World War ll, Jewish Heritage Europe posted a number of photographs of
before and after (restoration) of synagogues >from the Czech Republic,
Germany, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. It is also the 20th anniversary of
the European Days of Jewish Culture which is a Pan-European festival of
tourism and education which focuses on Jewish culture and history celebrated
in many European countries.

To see the photographs go to:
https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2019/09/01/september-1-80th-anniversary/

European Day(s) of Jewish Culture (EDJC) begin on September 1st is being
celebrated in 34 countries by opening doors of historic synagogues and 400
cities engaging local communities. EDIC focuses on Jewish tradition before
and after the Holocaust.

To read more about what the history of the EDJC and what different
countries are doing see: https://tinyurl.com/y4hh8ust
Original url:
https://forward.com/culture/430555/european-days-of-jewish-culture-celebrates-20-years-of-opening-doors-to/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Germany Relaxes Nationality Law for Descendants of Nazi Victims #germany

jplowens@...
 

Germany announced that descendants of those who were persecuted by the
Nazis will find it easier to regain Germany citizenship. Plans were
announced late this week to revise the Nationality law creating new
categories of eligibility. The new categories include descendants of
women who were forced to emigrate after marrying non-German men. This
is being done by decree rather than legislation by the German interior
Minister. Some are concerned that by doing this by decree may take
longer than by legislation.

The German constitution states descendants of Jews or others who were
persecuted either religiously or politically, have the right to have
their German citizenship reinstated. However, many have been told they
are not eligible because their parents or grandparents were forced to
flee abroad and their claims were made through a female descendant or
because of adoption.

This change in policy is partly due to a UK-based group that lobbied
the German government for liberalizing the citizenship laws for
descendants of those persecuted by the Nazis. Article 116 is that part
of the German nationality law regarding whom may restore their German
citizenship. Part of the issue is for those who due to BREXIT want to
maintain their ties to continental Europe and after the BREXIT
referendum were denied but now would be able to reapply and get
approval.

To read more see:
https://tinyurl.com/y62zc5n3 or
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/29/germany-to-ease-citizenship-law-for-descendants-of-nazi-victims

Thanks to Jan Meisels Allen,
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


German SIG #Germany Germany Relaxes Nationality Law for Descendants of Nazi Victims #germany

jplowens@...
 

Germany announced that descendants of those who were persecuted by the
Nazis will find it easier to regain Germany citizenship. Plans were
announced late this week to revise the Nationality law creating new
categories of eligibility. The new categories include descendants of
women who were forced to emigrate after marrying non-German men. This
is being done by decree rather than legislation by the German interior
Minister. Some are concerned that by doing this by decree may take
longer than by legislation.

The German constitution states descendants of Jews or others who were
persecuted either religiously or politically, have the right to have
their German citizenship reinstated. However, many have been told they
are not eligible because their parents or grandparents were forced to
flee abroad and their claims were made through a female descendant or
because of adoption.

This change in policy is partly due to a UK-based group that lobbied
the German government for liberalizing the citizenship laws for
descendants of those persecuted by the Nazis. Article 116 is that part
of the German nationality law regarding whom may restore their German
citizenship. Part of the issue is for those who due to BREXIT want to
maintain their ties to continental Europe and after the BREXIT
referendum were denied but now would be able to reapply and get
approval.

To read more see:
https://tinyurl.com/y62zc5n3 or
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/29/germany-to-ease-citizenship-law-for-descendants-of-nazi-victims

Thanks to Jan Meisels Allen,
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


SITE CITE - German SIG (UK) publishes valuable links for German Jewish Genealogy #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

Unfortunate circumstances prompted Jeanette Rosenberg to resign as a
leader of GerSIG USA. Jeanette continues to lead the active British
GerSIG group.
Important and very interesting information that was shared
at the September 1 GerSIG UK meeting is summarized in Jeanette's handout
for that meeting. Read it via: https://tinyurl.com/yxz8cu8p

https://round2itgenealogy.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/handout-from-jgsgb-german-sig-on-1-september-2019.pdf

Contents include a list of
*** 15 new books on German Jewish geneaolgy and Holocaust history.**

The Sept. 1, 2019 list includes these book titles:
The Exit Visa: A Family's Flight >from Nazi Europe
The Family Tree Historical Atlas of Germany
The Jews of Hainsfarth
Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA
The DNA guide for Adoptees
Advanced Genetic Genealogy - Case Studies and Techniques
Karlsruhe - Heimat, A German Family Album
and other titles including books on Jewish communities in Wales and Leeds

Also cited: A link to YouTube-
Rachel Pistol lecture: "Jewish refugees in Britain: Internment
of enemy aliens during the Second World War"
A link to: "Germany Relaxes Nationality Law for Descendants of Nazi Victims"
Link to: "Arolsen Archive - More info placed online"
Link to: "Portugese Citizenship for Sephardic Jews"

.............. and much more.
**** Thank you, Jeanette and GerSIG UK! ****

https://round2itgenealogy.wordpress.com/2019/09/01/german-sig-handout-1-september-2019/

John Lowens, Suburban, NYC JPL25@...


German SIG #Germany SITE CITE - German SIG (UK) publishes valuable links for German Jewish Genealogy #germany

John Paul Lowens <jplowens@...>
 

Unfortunate circumstances prompted Jeanette Rosenberg to resign as a
leader of GerSIG USA. Jeanette continues to lead the active British
GerSIG group.
Important and very interesting information that was shared
at the September 1 GerSIG UK meeting is summarized in Jeanette's handout
for that meeting. Read it via: https://tinyurl.com/yxz8cu8p

https://round2itgenealogy.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/handout-from-jgsgb-german-sig-on-1-september-2019.pdf

Contents include a list of
*** 15 new books on German Jewish geneaolgy and Holocaust history.**

The Sept. 1, 2019 list includes these book titles:
The Exit Visa: A Family's Flight >from Nazi Europe
The Family Tree Historical Atlas of Germany
The Jews of Hainsfarth
Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA
The DNA guide for Adoptees
Advanced Genetic Genealogy - Case Studies and Techniques
Karlsruhe - Heimat, A German Family Album
and other titles including books on Jewish communities in Wales and Leeds

Also cited: A link to YouTube-
Rachel Pistol lecture: "Jewish refugees in Britain: Internment
of enemy aliens during the Second World War"
A link to: "Germany Relaxes Nationality Law for Descendants of Nazi Victims"
Link to: "Arolsen Archive - More info placed online"
Link to: "Portugese Citizenship for Sephardic Jews"

.............. and much more.
**** Thank you, Jeanette and GerSIG UK! ****

https://round2itgenealogy.wordpress.com/2019/09/01/german-sig-handout-1-september-2019/

John Lowens, Suburban, NYC JPL25@...


Austrian citizenahip #austria-czech

Robert Fraser
 

Shalom -

Some time ago, it was reported on JewishGen that the
Austrian government was preparing a Bill that would allow
descendants of exiled Austrian Jews to apply for
citizenship. At last reading (maybe a year ago) it was still
ongoing. Does anyone have updated information on this
process?


Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia
****


Is there any English person on the forum who has gained dual
citizenship
with Austria as a descendant of a victim of Nazi
persecution.
Snip>>>>


Gesher Galicia to Partner with Gratz College #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with
Gratz College. Located in Melrose Park, Pennsylvania, Gratz is the
oldest independent and pluralistic college for Jewish studies in North
America (https://www.gratz.edu/).

Under the agreement, Gesher Galicia will provide access to its
archival expertise and its database of Jewish records, while Gratz
College will make its collections available, along with the expertise
of its faculty. The two organizations may partner in public education
programs and other projects relating to Galician history, genealogy,
literature and more. In addition, Gratz will extend a 25% reduction in
enrollment fees for online classes to active members of Gesher
Galicia.

Commenting on the new agreement, Andrew Zalewski, vice president of
Gesher Galicia, said: =E2=80=9CCloser ties with Gratz College reflect our
commitment to public education and partnerships with educational and
cultural institutions worldwide. The exchange of expertise and
archival information will undoubtedly enhance what we can offer to
students and genealogists interested in Jewish Galicia.=E2=80=9D

Gratz expressed similar enthusiasm for this new partnership. Monika
Rice, director of the Gratz College Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Program, said that it will enable =E2=80=9Cstudents to use primary document=
s
from the Old Country for their research on rich and multiethnic
Central-European heritage.=E2=80=9D Paul Finkelman, president of Gratz
College, also weighed in on the new relationship between Gesher
Galicia and Gratz, describing it as =E2=80=9Ca perfect partnership.=E2=80=
=9D He added,
=E2=80=9CFor more than a century, Gratz has been committed to Jewish histor=
y.
In the last half-century, we have also been committed to Holocaust
studies. This partnership helps Gratz fulfill both missions. As the
grandson of two immigrants >from Galicia, I am particularly proud of
this collaboration."

For more information on the new partnership, please contact us at
info@....

Dr. Steven Turner
President
Gesher Galicia

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Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Austrian citizenahip #austria-czech

Robert Fraser
 

Shalom -

Some time ago, it was reported on JewishGen that the
Austrian government was preparing a Bill that would allow
descendants of exiled Austrian Jews to apply for
citizenship. At last reading (maybe a year ago) it was still
ongoing. Does anyone have updated information on this
process?


Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia
****


Is there any English person on the forum who has gained dual
citizenship
with Austria as a descendant of a victim of Nazi
persecution.
Snip>>>>


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Gesher Galicia to Partner with Gratz College #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with
Gratz College. Located in Melrose Park, Pennsylvania, Gratz is the
oldest independent and pluralistic college for Jewish studies in North
America (https://www.gratz.edu/).

Under the agreement, Gesher Galicia will provide access to its
archival expertise and its database of Jewish records, while Gratz
College will make its collections available, along with the expertise
of its faculty. The two organizations may partner in public education
programs and other projects relating to Galician history, genealogy,
literature and more. In addition, Gratz will extend a 25% reduction in
enrollment fees for online classes to active members of Gesher
Galicia.

Commenting on the new agreement, Andrew Zalewski, vice president of
Gesher Galicia, said: =E2=80=9CCloser ties with Gratz College reflect our
commitment to public education and partnerships with educational and
cultural institutions worldwide. The exchange of expertise and
archival information will undoubtedly enhance what we can offer to
students and genealogists interested in Jewish Galicia.=E2=80=9D

Gratz expressed similar enthusiasm for this new partnership. Monika
Rice, director of the Gratz College Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Program, said that it will enable =E2=80=9Cstudents to use primary document=
s
from the Old Country for their research on rich and multiethnic
Central-European heritage.=E2=80=9D Paul Finkelman, president of Gratz
College, also weighed in on the new relationship between Gesher
Galicia and Gratz, describing it as =E2=80=9Ca perfect partnership.=E2=80=
=9D He added,
=E2=80=9CFor more than a century, Gratz has been committed to Jewish histor=
y.
In the last half-century, we have also been committed to Holocaust
studies. This partnership helps Gratz fulfill both missions. As the
grandson of two immigrants >from Galicia, I am particularly proud of
this collaboration."

For more information on the new partnership, please contact us at
info@....

Dr. Steven Turner
President
Gesher Galicia

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