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34November Genealogy Meeting -- Sun. Nov. 20

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  • SusanneLevitsky@aol.com
    Nov 6, 2005
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      Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento
      Sunday, November 20, 10 a.m.
      Albert Einstein Residence Center, 1935 Wright St.

      Two weeks from today is our first Sunday morning meeting this fall.
      "Wayfarers" author Stuart Tower will be up from Southern California to talk to us about
      "Mass Jewish Emigration in the Early 20th Century"

      Tower wrote "The Wayfarers," an epic historical novel focusing on
      the story of 60 young Jewish men and women and their compelling march across
      1500 miles of Europe in the early 1900s. In Yiddish these wayfarers were
      called "fusgeyers."

      Tower will discuss his extensive research about the fusgeyers and their trek
      from Romania to the ports from which they sailed to America. These young
      travelers were organized in an almost military fashion and developed a pioneer
      spirit of self-help. In crossing the miles on foot, they braved much adversity
      and anti-Semitic acts.

      Commenting on the book, Steven Spielberg said, "In today's electronic
      society, plain old-fashioned, captivating story-telling is rare. In "The Wayfarers,"
      Stuart Tower has done just that." Two film production companies are now
      considering making the book into a possible feature film.

      Tower has spoken at genealogical society meetings around the world, including
      a presentation in Washington, D.C. in 2003 when "The Wayfarers" was
      published. An earlier work of his is "Withered Roots," where he described the lives of
      Eastern European Jews who survived the Holocaust and remained in their home
      countries.

      Please join us Sunday morning, November 20. For more information
      about the Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento, visit
      http://www.jewishgen.org/jgs-sacramento/, e-mail the JGSS at jgs_sacramento@... or leave
      a message at 916-486-0906 ext. 361.


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