Many people think discovering Jewish ancestral families is impossible. Often, memories of our families before immigration are lost to time—even names may have been forgotten—further compounding difficulties of discovering information about Jewish families are the tragedies of the Shoah. It is not uncommon to hear a Jewish family’s conviction that the town their family lived in before WWII, and all the records from that town, were completely destroyed. While it is true that many records were destroyed during the war, it is incorrect to assume that no records exist and finding out about our Jewish ancestors is impossible. Learn what happened to those who remained in Europe, and how information was discovered. The research includes resources from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Yad Vashem; and the Krakow, Poland archives.

A virtual session hosted by the Center for Jewish Studies at Arizona State University. For more information or to register, visit


  • Occurred Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

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