Family History Today: “A Person Is Only Forgotten When Their Name Is Forgotten” —The German Stolpersteine
Where: Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
212-294-8301 Price: $10 general admission; $5 Center for Jewish History/Partner members, seniors, students
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In this talk, Michael Simonson, Archivist and the Director of Public Outreach at the Leo Baeck Institute, will introduce us to the history and current practice of laying Stolpersteine (literally “stumbling stone”) memorials in Germany. Drawing on his personal experiences working with those who wish to remember former Jewish citizens, Michael will highlight the stories of some of the Jewish families being remembered, elucidate the steps he took to track down living descendants, and discuss the reactions of those in the communities where these stones have been placed.
An ASL interpreter may be made available if requested in advance. Sponsored by the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute and the Leo Baeck Institute.Buy tickets/get more info now