Searching for Jewish Heritage with Joseph Berger

Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th St
New York, NY 10011
United States

WhenJoseph Bergerwas growing up in the Bronx, his mother described Otwock, her hometown in Poland, as an "enchanted spot graced by tall pine trees, lush lilac bushes and bracing air." After she died, Joe and his sister went back to Poland and visited their parents' childhood homes for the first time. What they discovered on their "roots journey" was both emotional and surprising.

Join Mr. Berger, a formerNew York Timesreporter, and the author of the acclaimed memoir,Displaced Persons: Growing up American after the Holocaust, as he shares stories and photos from his fascinating journey and offers tips for successful family searches abroad. Reflecting on the current political climate in Poland and how it might impact a similar journey today, Joe will be joined by Jonathan Ornstein the Executive Director of the JCC in Krakow and Helise Lieberman, Director of the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland.

Presented in conjunction withFamily History Today, the Center's monthly genealogy program series.

Ticket Info:$15 general: $10 CJH/Partner members, seniors; $5 students atwww.smarttix.comor 212-868-4444

Thursday, 17 May, 2018

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