Published by Dick Eastman: Search for Jewish Tombs lost in the Czech Republic during WWII Brings Back Heritage

Confronting the dark legacy of the Holocaust, a small team of researchers has been working to reassemble a Jewish cemetery in the eastern city of Prostejov, Czech Republic, that was destroyed during the Nazi occupation. The Nazi death machine killed 6 million Jews in the Holocaust, wiping out a third of world Jewry — and…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/12/02/search-for-jewish-tombs-lost-in-the-czech-republic-during-wwii-brings-back-heritage/

Published by NGSGenealogy: Online Archives Seeks to Reunite Holocaust Victims (or family members) with Heirlooms

A unique collection has been put online in the hopes that doing such will connect lost heirlooms with their former owners or their families.  To genealogists heirlooms are invaluable and often the only physical link we may have with our ancestors.Recently an article made the rounds on Facebook (FG) that caught my eye — Do…

http://upfront.ngsgenealogy.org/2015/10/online-archives-seeks-to-reunite.html

Published by Dick Eastman: 14 Volumes of Genealogical Lists of Irish-Jewish Families Presented to Dublin City

Fourteen rare volumes of genealogical lists of Irish-Jewish families in Ireland were presented to Dublin City Council’s Library and Archive today. The volumes were gifted by Stuart Rosenblatt, President of the Genealogical Society of Ireland. The set of 14 volumes presented by Stuart to the people of Dublin at Dublin City Library & Archive, is…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/08/25/14-volumes-of-genealogical-lists-of-irish-jewish-families-presented-to-dublin-city/

Published by Dick Eastman: Conference on Crypto-Jews to be Held in Miami July 19 through 21

This is short notice but I just found out about a conference that focuses on the history of Crypto-Jews. Killed, expelled and harassed by the Inquisition, Crypto-Jews secretly maintained their Jewish customs while pretending to be Catholic. Some families ended up losing their traditions and religion entirely during centuries of persecution. But in the past…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/16/conference-on-crypto-jews-to-be-held-in-miami-july-19-through-21/