London IAJGS Conference 2023

30 July – 3 August 2023

Sunday 30 July

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The Park Plaza – IAJGS Conference. First In-Person meeting in 4 years!

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IAJGS Directors’ Board Meeting 

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Some veterans

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At the end of the first day!

Back to Northwick Park

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Monday 31 July – Day 2 

With Geraldine Auerbach at Northwick Park Tube Station. On our way to the IAJGS conference

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At the conference

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Presentations

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Our CHOL presentation

 

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The Presentation

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On our way home!

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Monday 1 August – Day 2

Meryl Frank’s presentation

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My second presentation

Resources for the presentation:

Holocaust Teaching Resources

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Meeting Stephen Smith & Bea Lewkowicz

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Perth March 2014:

Today in Perth started off with morning tea at the State Library of Western Australia with my mining experts, historian Lenore Layman, Richard Hartley (who just completed “Westralian Founders of 20th Century Mining,”) and Peta Chappelle, whose PhD thesis on “Merton’s Reward” explored the involvement of Charles Kaufman (Ken’s Baden-born great great uncle) in the Western Australian mining boom in the 1890s. They brought me the kinds of goodies genealogists love & suggested new avenues of research. Thanks to Michelle Urban from the local JGS for arranging this & providing lunch with the effervescent Eli Rabinowitz followed by a tour of Perth.

 

Tuesday 2 August – Day 3

Crossing Westminster Bridge

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Meeting Laura Konviser

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Enjoying the London weather!

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The 4th and final day – 3 August

The Imperial War Museum,  Lambeth

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Back to the Park Plaza for the end of the conference

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Back to Northwick Park

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Glasgow Scotland

27 July 2023

Meeting Susan Hodgins, Dorrith Sim’s daughter. We walk up the road to the Garnethill Synagogue.

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Meeting Harvey Kaplan, Director of the Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre

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Meeting Deborah Haase, the educator

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Lunch with Steven Anson of Gathering The Voices

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Walk to down to the city

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Buying my ticket for travel to Edinburgh

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Meeting David Sim

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Back to the Easy Hotel

 

 

Israel Jerusalem – Day 7

25 July 2023

Train to Jerusalem

Hagana Station

Jerusalem Station

Bus to Givat Shaul

Cousin Nachum Stepansky

With Nachi and Eytan

Lunch with Tony Sacks near Mahane Yehuda

Back up the hill to the train station

 

With Karin Dengler

Jaffa Gate – Google Search
The name Jaffa Gate is currently used for both the historical Ottoman gate from 1538, and for the wide gap in the city wall adjacent to it to the south. The old… 

 

Back to the Station by bus

The train back to Tel Aviv

 

 

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In My Pocket – Update from England

10a.
In My Pocket Project – Introduces a powerful family story to 9 to 11 year olds
From: Eli Rabinowitz
Date: Sun, 09 Jul 2023 01:38:14 EDT

In My Pocket Project – an autobiographical picture story and related art workshop about the Kindertransport
 
Introduces a powerful family story to 9 to 11 year olds
Dorrith Sim was born Jewish, went on the Kindertransport in July 1939, and was fostered by non-Jewish people in Scotland.
Her parents were murdered in Auschwitz. She commemorated each year with a yahrzeit candle.
Most importantly, Dorrith wrote a children’s book, age appropriate for 9 to 11 year olds, to tell her true story, explaining how she went from the discrimination as a Jew in Germany to the kindness of people in Scotland. Dorrith’s family story speaks powerfully to all young children today.
Dorrith’s children in Scotland, the Scottish Jewish Archives, Gathering Voices in Glasgow, Points of Arrival at the University of Edinburgh, the Stadmuseum in Hofgeismar, the German Embassy in Canberra and the Hon German Consul in Perth, all have freely provided the resources to the WE ARE HERE! Foundation, to make this project available globally.
Starting this week, the WE ARE HERE! Foundation’s CEO, Eli Rabinowitz, is travelling to Germany, Lithuania, Israel, Scotland and England to further develop these resources. Eli will be presenting at the IAJGS Conference in London at the end of July.
Schools, public libraries and museums are adopting the project, a true life story powerfully introducing the subject of family history to primary school students.
Carmel Primary School in Perth Australia together with the WE ARE HERE! Foundation recently ran the first ever incursion of the project.
The German Embassy in Canberra reports:
 
  Permission to use these photos have been obtained.
The project consists of a book reading, a Q & A session, and an associated art workshop with the students.
Each student gets to take home a free mini pocket book of Dorrith’s true story and their painted artwork.
In addition, the WE ARE HERE! Foundation prints A4 books for school libraries.
The project is also being run in public libraries in Perth and Mandurah as well as the main WA Boola Bardip Museum in Perth.
All five Sydney Jewish Day primary schools are running the project in 2023, as well as non-Jewish schools such as the Montessori School in Perth.
The project has now expanded into South Africa where Herzlia and Weizmann primary schools in Cape Town will run the project this year – the first collaboration with schools outside Australia!
For more details:
Eli Rabinowitz
IAJGS Board Director

 

Examples of pockets the children draw together with their “take aways” from the project.

 

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