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Genealogy and the Holocaust

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November 15, 2015 at 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM

Location: Allen County Public Library Main Branch Theater

Email: Dbourne@acpl.lib.in.us

Link: http://www.tellmyfamilystory.tumblr.com

Event Description

November 4, 2015 Updated Nov 4, 2015 at 10:32 AM EST

A special program on "Genealogy and the Holocaust" will be presented on Sunday, November 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Allen County Public Library Main Branch Theater to learn about resources relevant to the Holocaust, including the recently opened International Tracing Service Archives and what’s available locally.

Speakers include Robert M. Ehrenreich, Director of University Programs, and Elizabeth Anthony, International Tracing Service and Partnerships Program Manager, both from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. Curt Witcher, Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center Manager and Director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies; and Irv Adler, a Temple member who will share his experience researching what happened to his family during the Holocaust and discovering new relatives in the process.

“What makes this kind of research different from other genealogy research is that it is more than simply compiling a list of family names,” said Dr. Steve Carr, director of IPFW’s Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. “Rather, it asks us to think about the hard questions and choices family members had to make under the harshest of circumstances.”

The program is sponsored by Congregation Achduth Vesholom, the IPFW Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, and the Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, supported by Jack and Goldie Wolfe Miller.

Do you have a family story about the Holocaust or a more recent genocide? Tell it at tellmyfamilystory.tumblr.com.




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