01 March 2009

Florida: Palm Beach JGS celebrates 18th, March 11

"Arolsen: A Jewish genealogist's blessing and curse," will be presented by Arthur Tolkin at the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County, which is celebrating its 18th anniversary.

The group will meet at the South County Civic Center in Delray Beach on Wednesday, March 11. The Lithuania SIG meets from 11.30am-12.30pm with Sylvia Nusinov, followed by a brief business meeting, followed by the main program.

In 2008, Tolkin and his wife spent four days at the Holocaust archives at the International Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen, Germany. Bad Arolsen is the most important repository in the world containing information about individual victims of World War II. He will relate his personal experiences and discuss how he used the archives to further his family research.
Tolkin is a past member of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies board and a member of the JGSPBCI speakers' bureau. A world traveler, he has conducted many research trips to Eastern European shtetls.

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