From Genealogy to History: Exploring the Jewish 20th Century through One Family’s Story

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The Jewish Genealogical Society presents David Laskin, who will speak on his new book, The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the 20th Century. David Laskin tells the story of his mother’s family— eastern European Jews who split into three branches at the turn of the last century. Laskin will describe his genealogical research, which involved archives and resources on three continents—eastern Europe, the United States, and Israel—and how he used insights from family letters and memoirs and historical documents to enrich the family stories and understand the family history in the broader historical context of the Jewish 20th century.

Admission: JGS members are free, guests pay $5 at the door

When: 
Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, New York
Sponsor: 
Jewish Genealogical Society