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June 13, 2020

Jewish Heritage Centre

IAJGS member, the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada, Inc., has digitized two of its major collections: oral histories ad newspaper archive. They are available for online research and browsing.   To access the collections go to:   https://www.jhcwc.org/search-the-archives/ The oral history collection consists of 200 audio clips recorded between 1968-2011 of […]
April 2, 2020

The Liberation of Dachau

The U.S. Seventh Army’s 45th Infantry Division, the 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division and the 20th Armored Division entered Dachau rescuing 32,000 prisoners.  Dachau was the first Nazi concentration camp established in 1933.  Forty railway cars filled with decomposing bodies were found near the camp, as the Nazis did not have time to send […]
April 1, 2020

Legacy Offers Free Webinar per Day

Legacy Family Tree Webinars, a member of the MyHeritage family of companies,  announced for the year 2020,  they will provide one free webinar from their membership library each day. They have selected classes on a rotating theme: To see the schedule go to:  https://familytreewebinars.com/pdfs/ftwbrochure-1577464068.pdf You can click on the link […]
March 29, 2020

1918-1920 A Great Granddaughters Perspective

Sharon Taylor writes about her great grandmother and what she faced in Galicia during the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic along with pogroms, food shortages, cholera and typhoid Jewish Exponent of Philadelphia . This should put into perspective what we as Jews have faced in the past and how we have […]
March 25, 2020

Ancestry.com Providing Free Lessons

Ancestry with the (US) National Archives are making it easier to explore their family history by providing free access to search 50 million and images on Ancestry,  Ancestry’s usually free online tutorials video courses are all available.  Exploring the records is completely free – just create an account by entering […]
February 22, 2020

Atlit Detention Camp

Gil Kopatz, a popular Israeli television personality and film maker is preparing a documentary on the Atlit Detention Camp that the British established in the 1940s. This documentary is directed to school age children in Israel as well as the Diaspora. Jewish refugees escaping the horrors in Europe were imprisoned […]
January 30, 2020

24 Hour Genealogy Webinar

Mark Your Calendars: March 12 – 13 Legacy Family Tree webinars, part of the MyHeritage Family of companies and MyHeritage are holding a 24-hour genealogy webinar marathon with world- renown genealogists and educators.   Its free!  There will be time for questions and answers. You must register in advance as space […]
January 11, 2020

Liberation 75

May 31 – June 2nd Metropolitan Toronto Convention Centre Global Gathering of Holocaust Survivors, Descendants and Educators See https://www.liberation75.org/
December 31, 2019

Lista Ladosia

An article that appeared in Poland-In may be of interest to you. The article is  about Jews who were saved during the Holocaust by Polish diplomats in Switzerland working with Jewish groups and using fake Latin American passports. It is called the Ładoś List of documents. The list was published by the Pilecki Institute.  […]
December 27, 2019

Storefront Stories

https://mnjcc.org/browse-by-interest/arts-culture/visual-arts/gallery/1387-storefront-stories.html?utm_source=MNjcc+Insider+Newsletter&utm_campaign=57a662e0a5-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9c54dabbe2-57a662e0a5-141918349 About the Exhibit: Jan. 7 – Feb. 3rd 2020Kensington Market is one of Toronto’s most distinct and historically significant neighbourhoods, Storefront Stories organized by the Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, showcases former businesses that once thrived in the Market illuminating the Jewish history of the market and […]