JGSLI Virtual meeting on Sunday April 25 at 2:00 PM Eastern – Randy Schoenberg #announcements #events #education
Hello all! The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island is delighted to invite you to our April monthly meeting featuring our guest speaker, Randy Schoenberg.
JGSLI is extending the invitation to the broader genealogy community. We ask that you register in advance (see below). Please share with your friends!
Sunday, April 25th, 2:00 PM, via Zoom
Speaker: Randy Schoenberg
E. Randol Schoenberg is the lawyer who successfully sued the Austrian government for the return of Gustav Klimt's Woman in Gold to its rightful owner. He will tell the remarkable story of Maria Altmann's battle for five Klimt paintings that the Nazis seized from her Viennese family during World War II. Randy ultimately brought the case to the U.S. Supreme Court and prevailed. The legal battle was the subject of a successful Hollywood film starring Helen Mirren. Woman in Gold – a portrait of Maria’s aunt, Adele Bloch Bauer -- now hangs in the Neue Gallerie on Fifth Avenue.
An avid genealogist since he was 8, Randy maintains huge family trees on JewishGen and on Geni, where he is a curator. He founded the Jewish Genealogy Portal on Facebook, which has over 20,000 members. A board member of JewishGen, he is co-founder and director of its Austria-Czech Research Division.
There are two ways to join our meeting:
When: Apr 25, 2021 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
This webinar is free and open to the public.
I look forward to "seeing" you all then!
Jericho, Long Island, NY researcher #59766