Jewish Family Reunion made Possible Through Home Movies #general


ELIAS SAVADA
 

Steve Davidson, a friend and fellow film archivist (and Director of the Florida
Moving Image Archive in Miami), has a very interesting story about a Jewish family
in Southern Florida reunited by a stranger's discovery of a trove of family
items, including home movies, in their garage.

It's these types of unexpected situations, through the kindness of strangers, that
makes researching, and reuniting, your family so worthwhile.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/lifestyle/sfl-lihistoryjun24,0,6862249.story

Elias Savada
Bethesda MD
esavada@mac.com


Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
 

Eli - Coincidentally, I've just read an article in today's Sun Sentinel, entitled
History Mystery - written by Staff Correspondent Nick Bogert, who is also a
reporter for WTVJ-Ch 6 in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
It is the very article you mention - covering the story of the brother and sister
who were reunited after 15 years.
However, included in the background of the story is information about "the Florida
Moving Image Archive, where people have been bringing their own family movies,
which are preserved and made available to scholars, researchers and filmmakers".

In a recent message in the Discussion Group a JewishGenner asked the question
about what to do with family files, etc. after she was gone. The article is a
typical example of solving her quandary!

Sylvia Furshman Nusinov
President Emerita, JGSPBCI
FL

Steve Davidson, a friend and fellow film archivist (and Director of the Florida
Moving Image Archive in Miami), has a very interesting story about a Jewish
family in Southern Florida reunited by a stranger's discovery of a trove of
family items, including home movies, in their garage. *snip*
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/lifestyle/sfl-lihistoryjun24,0,6862249.
story

Elias Savada
Bethesda MD
esavada@mac.com