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"Roots at the Front":

First World War resources for family history

The conference will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, in the Berman and Music halls, at the National Library.
For more information: 074-733-6400, genealogy@nli.org.il
 
13:00 Arrival and registration

 

1st session (parallel to Hebrew) 
War at home and in the front
   Chair: Dr. Neville Lamdan
            International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center
13:30 Daniel Lipson, librarian at the National Library of Israel
Jews in the trenches: a review of sources in the National Library regarding Jewish soldiers in WWI
14:15 Yitzchak Kerem, Heritage House for the Sephardic and Eastern Jewish Communities, Jerusalem
Migration of Jews from the Mediterranean Basin to the Americas and Beyond in WWI
15:00
Rose Feldman, Database coordinator, Israel Genealogy Research Association
The Jews in Eretz Israel in WWI: On Both Sides and in the Middle

15:40

Coffee break

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1st session (Hebrew only, parallel to English)
War at home and at the front: the Jews of Central and Eastern Europe 

   Chair: Ioram Melcer, editor at the National Library.
13:30 Denise Rein, Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People
"For the Kaiser": Jews in German forces.
14:15 Alex Waldman, Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People and the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
"In the eye of the Storm": WWI and the Jews of Eastern Europe in light of archival sources.
15:00
Dr. Eli Brauner, developer of genealogical research methods of Galician Jewry
My grandfather, an Imperial soldier: milestones on the way to obtaining information about Austro-Hungarian soldiers.

15:40

Coffee break

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2nd session (Hebrew only)
Origin Databases from the Land of Israel in the 19thcentury.
   Chair: Dr. Yoel Finkelman
            Curator of the Jewish collection, National Library of Israel.

16:00 Rabbi Yechiel Goldhaber, Central European Jewry researcher
"And the land shook": exiling the Jews of the Holy Land
16:40 Noa Reichman, librarian at the National Library
"I just wanted to say": Diaries and letters of the Jews of Palestine during the Great War
17:40 Guided tour of the exhibit of WWI items from the National Library and the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People, by Daniel Lipson

 

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