Dan Oren – The Wedding Photo: Genealogy Puzzles Discovered and Solved
December 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
at Temple Emanuel
A visit to an abandoned Polish Jewish cemetery in 1993 launched Dan Oren on a 20-year search to solve the mystery of “Who is Buried in Sarah’s Tomb?” A visit with a cousin unearths a breathtaking photo of a Berlin family wedding from 1926 and leads to discovering their unimaginable post-wedding history. In this talk, Dr. Dan Oren will share these stories and others along with the research strategies he used to unearth and untangle genealogical puzzles.
Dr. Dan Oren has spent the past 30 years as a psychiatrist and faculty member at Yale University. He has also been a Visiting Professor of Physiology at the University of Rzeszów, Poland. Dr. Oren has authored The Wedding Photo, Joining The Club: A History of Jews and Yale, and How to Beat Jet Lag. He is president of The Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland jewishheritagepoland.org.
Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings
Pre-lecture: 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Post-lecture (approx. 3:30 pm)
Litvak and Poland SIGs
Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.