Sun, Jun 12|
MNJGS will present a program about Yizkor books, those books that memorialize Jewish communities that were lost in the Holocaust, and how they help us get to know the broader history of our ancestral towns.
Time & Location
Jun 12, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CDT
About The Event
On Sunday June 12, 2022 from 1:00-2:30 PM CDT, MNJGS will host a progam featuring Dorothy Gross Nadosy presenting, "What Yizkor Books Tell Us -- and Don't Tell Us," about Yizkor books, many in English translations now, that memorialize Jewish communities that were lost in the Holocaust. Drawing from Yizkor books from several Eastern European countries, she will provide an overview of the contents of these books and how they can contribute to our understanding of the history of our ancestral towns.
Dorothy’s English translation of the Yizkor book from Berehove, Ukraine, formerly Beregzász, Hungary, is published online by jewishgen.org. As a result of her research into her Beregszász roots, she has been granted Hungarian citizenship (dual citizenship). She serves on the MNJGS board and has volunteered as a Hungarian translator at IAJGS conferences. She also serves on boards of Hadassah Minneapolis St. Paul and the Minnesota Hungarians.