IAJGS Poster Contest Winner 2014
- Published on Sunday, 31 August 2014 08:55
The winning poster for International Jewish Genealogy Month was submitted by Marcia Hirsch, a very talented member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois.
It is celebrated during the Hebrew month of Cheshvan. This year the civil dates are October 25 to November 22, 2014.
2014 OGS Fall courses
- Published on Monday, 25 August 2014 08:30
The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the following family history courses in the fall of 2014:
Austria - AKM Index of Musicians Found- Red-Lined Out Jewish Composers
- Published on Friday, 29 August 2014 22:52
Carla Shapreau, a violin maker, attorney and lecturer as UC Berkeley School of Law researched Nazi persecution of Jewish musicians. Shapreau looks for valuable musical instruments and collections of sheet music that the Nazis confiscated, and anything else that will add to the world's store of knowledge about how Jewish musicians were forced into emigration, silence or death. Several years ago she found in the Vienna City Library a small book that had 2,000 printed names (33 pages) –published in the 1930s—the membership of artists –mostly composers represented by AKM, a performing arts society. AKM’s function was to collect royalties earned in Austria from performances or recordings and give them to the composers.
(photo A Membership Index of artists from the 1930’s found at the Vienna Library © Carla Shapreau)