2 June 2019: 2nd Jewish Roots Workshop

June 2019

The Institute for Polish-Jewish studies is delighted to announce a second Jewish Roots Workshop.

Jewish Roots Workshop
After the great success of our first Workshop, we are delighted to announce that we are planning a second one, hopefully to be held in June 2019, on the general questions of genealogy, with a focus on the fate of Jewish families during the Holocaust. We also hope to include your reflections on engaging with your family’s eastern European roots.

We are planning four sessions: two genealogy sessions – one with the much-lauded Michael Tobias, a Vice-President of JewishGen, Inc and co-founder and Board member of Jewish Records Indexing- Poland (JRI-Poland); and this year we are also delighted to have Sima Velkovich, a researcher based at the Reference and Information Department of Yad Vashem, the internationally leading research centre for Holocaust history – as well as two family-research presentations. We also will be joined by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research UK, a new local branch of the internationally renowned institution from New York City.

Much-valued and mutually appreciated from last year’s workshop, were the conversations between family-researchers and participants with our specialist IPJS historians of Jewish history in Eastern Europe, Prof Antony Polonsky and Dr. François Guesnet. They will be joining us again to continue this mutual exploration and enrichment, which this time should include lunch and a film screening.

Should you have a story of your family researches in Eastern Europe to tell, please email us at jewishrootsworkshopipjs@gmail.com.

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