MNJGS Virtual Meeting Nov 7: Deborah Long presenting "Out of the Whirlwind: Finding Your Family Lost in the Holocaust" #announcements #holocaust #education


On November 7, 2021, from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM (CDT) the Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society will host Deborah Long, presenting: 


 Out of the Whirlwind: Finding Your Family Lost in the Holocaust


There are numerous resources available to trace the Holocaust history of our families, identifying those who did not survive the Holocaust and those who did. This session is a comprehensive look at the many resources that can assist you in your search. As the daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Deborah Long reviews the best (as well as some of the obscure) resources and methods for determining the fate of those involved in the Holocaust, including survivors and victims. Using examples from her own research, Deborah will demonstrate the documents and artifacts she discovered to reconstruct her family tree and even find living survivors and their descendants.


Speaker Bio:


Deborah Long grew up in Skokie, Illinois and has been researching her family history and searching for  family members for more than 60 years. Deborah is a professional educator and speaker, often presenting to licensed professionals through continuing education programs. She has written more than 20 books, including a memoir about growing up as a child of survivors titled “First Hitler, Then Your Father, and Now You.” She currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Evanston, Illinois, and is the founder and first president of Triangle JGS of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.


The program will take place on-line via Zoom  For more information and to register go to

Questions can be emailed to  MNJGS at


Members are free, suggested donation of $5 from non-members


Liba Casson-Nudell
Minneapolis, MN
Researching: NOTKIN from Minsk, Hlusk, Gomel, Zlynka and CASSON/CHAZANSKI from Nemencine, Vilnius

Terry Ashton

Just to let you know that Deborah Long and I found each other through Jewish Gen about 4 years ago….we share the same 4 x great grandfather, Abram Leyb Lefkowicz Praszkier (about 1785 - 1846) from  Stryków, Poland. It was a very exciting moment when we realised we were cousins.

We remain in touch and I know she is very knowledgeable on researching family histories.


Ms Terry Ashton, Australia




Bob Silverstein

I have heard her talk and the story is riveting.  Do not miss Deborah.
Bob Silverstein
Elk Grove Village, IL

Researching Kaplan (Krynki, Poland) Tzipershteyn (Logishin, Pinsk, Belarus), Friedson/Fridzon (Pinsk, Cuba, Massachusetts), Israel and Goodman (Mishnitz, Warsaw, Manchester).