Finding Your Family Lost in the Holocaust
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There are numerous resources available to trace the Holocaust history of our families, identifying those who did not survive the Holocaust and those who did. This session is a comprehensive look at the many resources that can assist you in your search. As the daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Deborah Long reviews the best (as well as some of the obscure) resources and methods for determining the fate of those involved in the Holocaust, including survivors and victims. Using examples from her own research, Deborah will demonstrate the documents and artifacts she discovered to reconstruct her family tree and even find living survivors and their descendants.
Deborah Long grew up in Skokie, Illinois and has been researching her family history and searching for family members for more than 60 years. She is a professional educator and speaker, often presenting to licensed professionals through continuing education programs. She has written more than 20 books, including a memoir about growing up as a child of survivors titled First Hitler, Then Your Father, and Now You. She currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Evanston, Illinois, and is the founder and first president of Triangle JGS of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.