David Laskin, the author of THE FAMILY, A Journey into the Heart of the Twentieth Century will focus on how he researched and wrote his book and used his family stories to embody the major currents of 20th Century Jewish history, THE FAMILY is the story of one family that split into three branches (US, Israel and Eastern Europe), but it is also a universally appealing account of the enduring love between parents and children, of faith and wartime, of innovation and astounding resilience. At the book’s heart is the story of three extraordinary archetypal women: Sonia, the Pioneer in the Promised Land; Ida, the Tycoon in New York; and Doba, the Mother who remained in Lithuania and endured the onslaught of the Holocaust. Laskin will address particular genealogical issues that he encountered in the course of research and writing, including archival research in the US, Israel and Eastern Europe. Book signing and purchase event following the program. Books are $17.00.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.
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