Lublin's "Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre"

  • Speaker: Olivier Szlos
  • Lecture Date: 02-24-2019


This in-depth genealogy resource presentation describes the work of the "Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre" Centre to reclaim Jewish memory in Lublin, Poland. Specifically, it will explain its 43 Thousand Project and provide a hands-on approach to explore the public access database that can possibly add names to your family tree. The presentation will touch also on the Antwerp Lublin project, and other sources of genealogy data for the Lublin region in Poland.
The Lublin. 43 Thousand project refers to the estimated number of the Jewish men, women, and children residing in the Polish city of Lublin in 1939 on the eve of the outbreak of the World War 2. Many of these residents had birth origins and relations with towns and villages located throughout the Lublin region and beyond. The project's mission is to recover each name. "Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre" Centre staff are exploring archives, listening and reading personal testimonies, extracting data from private collections and examining every possible piece of information in order to retrieve names, photos, documents and stories of people. The materials gathered during the research are transcribed, sourced and added to an advanced database which consists of four core modules: 1) People, 2) Places, 3) Events, 4) Sources. Whenever possible, the information is referenced across all modules to advance the possibility of connecting individuals and highlight their relationship with other people, places, events, and reference sources. Over 44,000 sourced points of individual information have already been entered in this ever growing database.

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