Date(s) - October 5, 2014
Skirball Cultural Center
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FROM FAMILY HISTORY TO HISTORY: BRIDGING THE GAP USING GENEALOGY
DAVID LASKIN will discuss how he researched his new book, The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the 20th Century, using family stories to embody the major currents of 20th century Jewish history. Laskin will detail how the family of his great-great grandfather divided into three branches at the turn of the century (US, Israel, Holocaust) and the particular genealogical issues encountered in the course of research and writing, including archival research in the US, Israel, and Eastern Europe. He’ll share anecdotes about some lucky discoveries made securing official documents, private family records, and in websites. Finally, he will consider the intersection of family history and “Big” History. The JGSLA traveling library will be available at 1:30PM.
Monday, October 6th 7:30 PM
The Enchantress: A Novel of Rav Hisda’s Daughter with author MAGGIE ANTON.
Toyota Auto Museum. 9600 Van Ness Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501