WELCOME! PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE NEXT MEETING
Sunday, June 24, 2018
1:00-1:30PM Research Help
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
(Corner of Old York Road and Township Line Road)
Speaker: Felicia Mode Alexander, Holocaust Educator
Recently retired history teacher specializing in Holocaust Education and Global Human Rights, Mrs. Alexander has traveled and studied extensively in Europe and Israel to deepen her knowledge of the Holocaust and its aftermath. She has toured Holocaust sites in Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands and studied at international research facilities in Poland, Israel and the US with the Summer Seminar to the Infamous Sites of the Holocaust (NJ Commission on Holocaust Education) and the Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teachers Program (American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants). In addition, she is an Alfred Lerner Fellow of the Jewish Foundation of the Righteous, and an alumnus of the Master Teacher Institute in Holocaust Education at Rutgers University. Currently, though still working on many genealogy projects, and writing articles for JGSGP’s Chronicles, Mrs. Alexander is editing and annotating a recently discovered 500 page manuscript written by her grandmother, who immigrated to Boston from Kiev during the pogroms in the 1880’s.
Topic: My entire family was already in America before the Holocaust……or were we? Newly digitized Holocaust records can lead to the discovery of previously unknown family in Europe.
In this presentation, Felicia will share research methodology and repositories through which Holocaust survivors, their children and even distant cousins (in my case) can be connected thanks to a plethora of searchable databases and archival information that is easily searchable. Through her training as a Museum Teacher Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, she has learned how to mine these archives and have had incredibly moving results.
Admission is free for members. Non-members are charged a $5.00 fee per meeting.