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Felshtin Society Pogrom Centennial Memorial Conference

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Felshtin Society Pogrom Centennial Memorial Conference

The Felshtin society, named for the Town of Felshtin, (now Hvardiyske, Podolia, Ukraine) will mark the centennial Yahrtzeit (February 16, 1919) of its pogrom victims and invites all those whose families were also touched by similar horrific events to join us for a day of remembrance, learning and community.

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Felshtin Society Centennial Memorial Conference

  • April 14, 2019 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • The Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

  • Invocation and Mourner’s Kaddish
  • Rabbi Maurice Novoseller
  • Plenary Session: A historical perspective on the pogroms of 1917-1919
  • Professor Jeffrey Veidlinger, University of Michigan
  • Creating family trees and genealogical research
  • Avraham Groll, CEO, JewishGen
  • Will discuss the profound impact JewishGen is having on families throughout the world, and how its multitude of databases and resources can best be utilized by researchers on any level
  • The intergenerational transmission of trauma
  • Dr. Yael Danieli
  • Focusing on the relevance of long-term family history for current generations
  • LUNCH (Kosher, included in the price of admission)
  • Klezmer music in the shtetl
  • A talk about the meaning of klezmer music in the Jewish culture
  • followed by a musical performance to take place during the lunch in the Kovner room
  • The role of Yizkor books in the healing process
  • Dr. Rosemary Horowitz, Appalachian State University
  • the Felshtin Yizker Book Translation
  • Sidney Shaievitz will discuss his work on a completely new translation of the Felshtin Yizker Book
  • VoiceScapes Audio Theater
  • A dramatic vignette taken from the words of the Felshtin Yizkor book will be performed
  • Why They Left?
  • A photography exhibit documenting why Jews fled Eastern Europe for America, curated by Diane Covert

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