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The Wedding Photo: Genealogy Comes Alive!
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 02:00pm - 04:00pm
Speaker: Dan Oren
Co-sponsored by the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish History
Contrary to dusty first impressions, genealogy can be an adventure. In Dan Oren’s new book
The Wedding Photo
, a visit to an abandoned Polish Jewish cemetery in 1993 launches a 20-year search to solve the mystery of "Who is Buried in Sarah's Tomb?" A visit with a cousin unearths a breathtaking photo of a Berlin family wedding from 1926 and leads to discovering their unimaginable post-wedding history. An archivist in Prague discovers a secret uncle whose life takes the reader from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to the Vatican. A memoir by Philip Roth shocks a daughter into unlocking a father's concealed past. In this talk, Dr. Oren will share his genealogical research strategies that open new worlds of understanding.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dan A. Oren, M.D. has worked for thirty years as a psychiatrist and faculty member at Yale University, the US National Institute of Mental Health, and the University of Rzeszów, Poland. He served for several years as an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service. Oren wrote
Joining The Club: A History of Jews and Yale
, and co-authored
How to Beat Jet Lag: A Practical Guide for Air Travelers
, as well as numerous scientific articles. He is the founder and president of the Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland.
Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
Admission: Free for JGS/CJH members; $5.00 for guests and general
The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute will be open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
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