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 27342 - The Obermayer German Jewish History Awards: German Jewish Genealogists $9.00   
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Presenter: Karen Franklin

A new publication/research tool for German Jewish genealogists will soon be available: The Obermayer Awards (full title tba). The awards were established in 2000 to recognize individuals in Germany who have raised awareness of a once-vibrant Jewish history and culture in their communities. Their activities include cemetery and synagogue restoration, and publication of local histories. In 2016, a book documenting activities of more than 50 of the awardees will be published. Searchable and available online at the Awards site and on GerSIG, it will be of tremendous help to genealogists not only by providing information about newly-available and unpublished collections, and references to web sites and publications, but also by providing contacts to historians throughout Germany. In this session, Karen will discuss the Awards and their history, impact and significance, and how to access these resources. She will also provide information about how to nominate for the 2017 awards.


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