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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​.

 The presentation will be recorded and available on the Members' Page.

This program will be recorded and available on the members-only page until May 12, 2024.

Program Description:

“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.

Ellen KowittPresenter Bio:

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.



November 12, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST
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at Temple Emanuel (Watch Party*)
385 Ward Street
Newton Centre,, MA 02459 United States
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