Jewish Historical Society
a Harold A.
Tuesday, April 13,
2010, 7:30 p.m.
Discover how genealogical detective skills
have been used to find and reconnect family members who have
lost contact over the years.
will provide a brief overview of the history of the Hebrew
Immigrant Aid Society from 1881 until present day. HIAS was
instrumental in bringing some four million Jews to the United States:
From the first flood of Eastern European Jews in the 1880s to the
rescuing of the last Jews of Iraq during the Gulf War. HIAS
worked in Nazi-occupied territories to organize rescue operations
during the Holocaust, relocated thousands of displaced Jews after World
War II, and assisted the massive exodus of Soviet Jewry in the 1970s. He
will explain the scope of the HIAS and YIVO archives and the steps
necessary to make use of this valuable resource.
has been the Director of Family History and Location
Services for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society since 2000,
helping generations of immigrants, family members, and friends - often
in other countries - find those with whom they have lost contact over
the years. Valery is also committed to finding and honoring the heroes,
Jewish and non-Jewish, who rescued European Jews during the Holocaust.
Valery Bazarov researches HIAS history and presents his findings in
lectures and publications, and is a frequent lecturer at national and
international conferences on Jewish genealogy. Valery is chairman for
the Seminar on Jewish Genealogy for Russian Speaking Jews and for the
Genealogy Club of Jewish Americans. His greatest aspiration has been to
gather HIAS archival records, outside of the main collection in New
York, which are scattered from Warsaw, Poland to Sydney, Australia.
To R.S.V.P. or to obtain more info, call
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