May 24, 2019

Brest Belarus – Volunteers Bury 1224 Remains of Holocaust Victims

Volunteers bury the remains of more than 1,000 Holocaust victims at a cemetery just outside Brest, Belarus, on Wednesday. Uladz Hrydzin/AP As reported last month a Brest, Belarus, building site yielded bones of 1,214 Holocaust victims. Construction workers who had been working on foundations for a new apartment building along […]
May 24, 2019

Get ready to Rock & Roll in Cleveland! Deadline for Early Bird Registration is Fast Approaching.

Cleveland IAJGS Conference is fast  approaching.  Click on this link to see details
May 10, 2019

Updated JewishGen Holocaust Database

Dear Friends,JewishGen.org is pleased to announce the completion of its most recent updateto the JewishGen Holocaust Database.  The database can be accessed directlyat https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/ The database nowincludes more than 2.75 million records from approximately 200 componentdatabases.All component databases (individual data sets) have a project introduction.  Theintroduction gives you further information about the historical background of thedata, […]
May 5, 2019

Roots Tech 2020 and Other Guided Trips

This announcement is directed at those genealogists who wish to book guided trips or are interested in domestic and international conferenceshttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1uKyDn3s5TG_fEATuBMhhVii66Gz7x0Bo/view?usp=sharing Roots Tech London: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SEp9dDD2I2kcqi_Oyjd_QleAfrUNkFza/view?usp=sharing
April 1, 2019

JDC Archives Partners with ITC

The JDC Archives (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee)has entered into a partnership with the International Tracing Service (ITS). The agreement enables the JDC Archives to complement in a digital environment wartime records which will assist in search efforts for missing relatives. The first group of digital files are the 30,000 Emigration […]
March 29, 2019

The Holocaust in Hungary – 75 Years Later

March 22, 2019

YIVO

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research hosts 40-50 public programs each year many of which are recorded and they have placed on their YouTube Channel.  The recordings vary from music, Yiddish stage, history, lecture series, folklore, European Jewish experience and more. See: https://www.youtube.com/user/yivoinstitute for a list of all the videos.  They are […]
January 24, 2019

Museum of Jewish Heritage to Bring Auschwitz to New York

he Museum of Jewish Heritage, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, which JewishGen is an affiliate, is bringing in a new exhibit this Spring, on Auschwitz, “Auschwitz. “Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.”.  There will be 700 artifacts in the exhibit which requires the Museum to remove its permanent collection […]
January 24, 2019

Forgotten Galicia

This is an interesting blog hosted by someone who was born in Chicago but decided to returned to her ancestral homeland in Lviv Ukraine. Main categories: – Physical traces of the past found in the urban landscape, architecture, infrastructure – Intangible traces of the past found in the cultural realm–language, […]
January 24, 2019

Jewish Refugees Going to Latin American Countries

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives has is an excellent repository of information on Jewish refugees who fled to different parts of Latin America: Dominican Republic, Cuba, Bolivia, Perun Ecuador and Uruguay, and more in more recent times. To access their photo gallery on Latin America go to: […]