Werner Frank: The Judenhaus and Gurs Internment: Precursors to the Holocaust

May 7, 2017
1:30 pm

American Jewish University, Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library, Los Angeles CA

Speaker: Werner Frank

IT IS SUGGESTED THAT YOU ARRIVE EARLY TO BE SURE TO SECURE A SEAT, AS THE PHOEBE & WERNER FRANK FAMILY LEARNING CENTER AREA IS SLIGHTLY SMALLER THAN OUR USUAL MEETING IN THE SPERBER COMMUNITY LIBRARY. Werner Frank;   The Judenhaus and Gurs Internment: Precursors to the Holocaust ⇑ Werner L. Frank  was born in Germany and immigrated to the US in 1937.  He is an avid genealogist who has amassed 36,000 family names dating to the thirteenth century. This research led to the publication of Legacy: The Saga of a German-Jewish Family Across Time and Circumstance. Frank's German refugee [...]

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The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with those who are interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

Founded in 1979, the Society has over 500 members and is governed by an elected Board of Directors. We hold monthly meetings providing a mix of lectures and films to assist our members in their family history research and twice-yearly research workshops with volunteer helpers and translators.

Don’t miss the 37th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, our annual reunion of top Jewish genealogists! 
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Sponsored by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando, the Conference will be held on the grounds of Walt Disney World, at the The Disney World Swan Resort at 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL.

Reserve a place for yourself at this summer’s conference! It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3 !
First, visit our extensive Program Calendar detailing over 310 lectures, panels, films and other offerings by over 150 lecturers;
Second, visit our  Registration page to register for the conferences; and
Third, visit our Hotel Reservations page to secure a room. Last year’s conference sold out of hotel rooms so do not delay!

Dozens of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment venues are within walking distance and hundreds more are only a short boat or shuttle bus ride away.

Our discounted hotel rooms are currently available from July 17 to August 1, so you are welcome to come early and/or stay late to explore Disney World and Orlando’s many attractions with your family!

Support JGSLA with the purchase of
Jews in the Great War: Family Histories Retold
by Rosen, Lois Ogilby, ed.
Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, 2015.  208 pp.
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A Review by Marion Werle:  Jews in the Great War is a collection of 37 stories of the World War I experiences of Jews from all over the world. The stories and accompanying photos were initially exhibited at the 34th IAJGS Jewish genealogy conference, held in Salt Lake City in 2014. The book is partly a scrapbook and partly an exhibit catalog. The level of detail varies from story to story, the longest of which is 11 pages of narrative, photos and documents, with the typical entry consisting of a page or two of text accompanied by one or more photos and small family trees.      Read More

nancy-biedermanJGSLA is so saddened to tell you that Nancy K. Biederman, our longtime Chief Financial Officer, died early Dec 1, 2016.

Nancy was a devoted and hard worker at JGSLA. In addition to handling our finances, she worked with a small committee to develop our new website, and also worked with a small committee handling the operations of the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture fund.

In addition to JGSLA, Nancy worked diligently to successfully reverse the decision made by the Motion Picture & Television Fund to close the Long-term Care Facility, representing the organization evocatively named Saving the Lives of Our Own.

Nancy will be sorely missed.  This world is a lesser place without her.
Any Donations you wish to make to honor Nancy and her work can made in her name to Motion Picture Television Fund in Woodland Hills.