JGASGP Meeting #holocaust #announcements

Marilyn Golden

Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM check in, chat, and schmooze (Optional)
Official program starts promptly at 1:30 EST
Guest Speaker: Rachael Cerrotti, Award-winning Author, Photographer, and Podcaster All are invited to attend. There is no charge for this special event.

Rachael Cerrotti is an award-winning author, photographer, educator and audio producer as well as the inaugural Storyteller in Residence for USC Shoah Foundation. For over a decade, she has been retracing her grandmother’s Holocaust survival story and documenting the echoes of WWII. In the fall of 2019, she released her critically acclaimed podcast, titled We Share The Same Sky, about this story. The podcast is now being taught in classrooms worldwide. Rachael’s memoir, also titled ‘We Share The Same Sky’ is her first book. It received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and listed as one of the “Best Books of August” by Apple Books. Learn more at: www.rachaelcerrotti.com & www.sharethesamesky.com.

Topic: We Share the Same Sky

Rachael’s podcast and book documents her

decade-long journey to retrace her grandmother’s Holocaust survival story. She explores the pursuit of memory and how the

retelling of family stories becomes the history itself.

In 2009, Rachael, a college student pursuing a career in photojournalism, asked her grandmother, Hana, if she could record her story. Hana talked and Rachael wrote. Upon Hana’s passing in 2010, Rachael discovered an incredible archive of her life. There were letters, diaries, preserved albums and hundreds of photographs dating back to the 1920s. Rachael digitized and organized it all, plucking it from the past and placing it into her present. Then, she began retracing her grandmother’s story, following her through Central Europe, Scandinavia, and across the United States. She tracked down the descendants of those who helped save her grandmother’s life during the war. We Share the Same Sky weaves together the stories of these two young womenHana as a refugee who remains one step ahead of the Nazis at every turn, and Rachael, whose insatiable curiosity to touch the past guides her into the lives of countless strangers, bringing her love and tragic loss.

The link will be posted on www.jgasgp.org after 11:00 AM on October 31st. No one will be admitted after 2:00 PM. Contact Marilyn, membership@... with any questions. Membership info. is posted on our website.

Philly's own Joseph Fox Bookshop is pleased to partner with Rachael Cerrotti in support of "We Share the Same Sky: A Memoir of

Memory & Migration." Order now for a signed book and receive 10% off at checkout. Use the code: SAMESKY. Buy here.

The link is to https://www.foxbookshop.com/book/9781094153728.

All new members joining now will receive membership through 2022. 

Marilyn Mazer Golden, Membership VP
Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA