Date(s) - February 23, 2015
Skirball Cultural Center
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Pam Weisberger: Holly Golightly Was a Nice Jewish Girl: Our Ancestors Reinvented
Who can resist a mystery? Immigrants to America often shed their old world clothing and names, reinventing their personalities and obscuringtheir identities. Two “Brofman” beauties, born to a poor teenager on the Lower East Side, rose from rags to riches to become teenage muses to Truman Capote, inspiring one of his best-loved characters and meeting the real Holly Golightly along the way! We’ll also explore the murder mysteries of 1920s noirish Los Angeles, gangsters from Odessa, and German mining tycoons with multiple personalities. Learn investigative techniques for uncovering the truth about your own amazing, elusive, or surprising family history.
Speaker: Pamela Weisberger Z”L was president of Gesher Galicia, program chair for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, and a professional genealogist, international speaker, and archival researcher. Traveling library opens at 7:00. Program begins at 7:30. JGSLA MEMBERS FREE and GUESTS $5.00.This is a great opportunity to bring friends to learn about Jewish genealogy. www.JGSLA.org