11 | Jun
02:00PM
11 | Jun
02:00PM

jewish genealogical society monthly meeting

Galician Portraits: The Story of Jews, Gentiles, and Emperors

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Zalewski

The talk Galician Portraits brings to life the Jewish community of Galicia. The speaker's personal genealogical discoveries are intertwined within a larger historical context. The story of Galician Jews is the story of many contrasts: poverty mixes with opportunities, separateness with acculturation, where the sounds of Yiddish and Hebrew fill the heders, while German and Polish are spoken in the public schools. Based on research for Dr. Zalewski's recently published book, his talk is illustrated with many pictures, newly discovered historical documents and old maps of Galicia.

Andrew Zalewski was born in Poland and immigrated to the United States. Several generations of his Jewish and Christian ancestors traced their roots to this former province of the Austrian and Austro-Hungarian Empire. Dr. Zalewski is a physician and former Professor of Medicine at Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Immediately before this program: "Gesher Galicia: Latest News, Projects, and Tips" from 1:00- 1:45. Meeting of Gesher Galicia members and friends from the New York area. Please join us for an overview of new genealogy-focused projects and online tools available through Gesher Galicia.

Ticket Info: Free for JGS members; guests, $5 at the door.

jewish genealogical society monthly meeting