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Ellen Kowitt – Documenting Jewish Families or Communities Lost in the Holocaust by Bullets
November 12, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST
at Temple Emanuel (Watch Party*)
*Speaker will present on Zoom. You may attend in person to participate in a discussion following the presentation, or on Zoom.
This program will be recorded and available on the members-only page until May 12, 2024.
“Holocaust by Bullets” describes the mass killings in Eastern Europe by the German Einsatzgruppen (the mobile killing units). Even English speakers can retrieve details about what happened to relatives or a community lost in the Holocaust by Bullets. Ellen Kowitt shares her family story at this pivotal time of rising antisemitism and continued genocide, as a generation of survivors and eyewitnesses is passing away. She reviews documentation from many sources, including “Yahad-In Unum” eyewitness videos, the USC Shoah Foundation and other recorded survivor testimonies, Yizkor books, Yad Vashem, USHMM, local community resources, and Russian Extraordinary Commission files.
Founder of Sole Searching Genealogy & Historical Research and member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Ellen Kowitt lectures at local and national conferences. Her articles appear in Family Tree Magazine. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and currently serves as Director of JewishGen’s USA Research Division. This talk is her third presentation to us.