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San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society
March 9, 2014
Why Did our Ancestors Leave a Nice Place
Like the Pale?
. Hal Bookbinder
In 1880, fully 80% of the European Jewish population lived in Poland and the Pale of Jewish Settlement in western Russia. We all know of the pogroms (organized violence) and mass exodus to points west over the next generation. Hal Bookbinder will describe the 120 years of the Pale, from its formation in the late 18th century to its dissolution during the First World War. This history will provide some context to those of Jewish ancestry who lived in the Pale, and their decision to leave everything they had known to make new lives the west.
Please join us for our first interactive webinar meeting
Speaker: Hal Bookbinder directs information technology for UCLA Health System. He lectures at annual conferences and has published numerous articles on research techniques, Jewish history, and border changes. He has identified over 3,500 relatives in eight lines and has taken two of these back to the mid-18th century. He has served as president of the JGS Los Angeles, and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.