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How to use field-work to find family information: a Czech case-studyTime: 19:30 - 21:30Location: 41 Yigael Yadin Street, Yigael Yadin St, Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut, Israel
Dr. David Fligg will present:
'How to use field-work to find family information: a Czech case-study'
This workshop will look at how we can discover often unexpected and fascinating genealogical information when visiting those places where families lived generations ago.
Online resources can often only help create a partial picture when compiling a family history. But to get a sense of 'place', there is no substitute for seeing first-hand where, and how, our families lived, by visiting those places associated with them, and by accessing specific archives.
In this presentation, David will talk about how he applied this in preparing his forthcoming biography on the composer and pianist Gideon Klein (1919-1945), who was imprisoned in Terezín (Theresienstadt), and eventually murdered in Auschwitz.
UK-based Musicologist Dr. David Fligg is Project Consultant for Performing the Jewish Archive (University of Leeds). As a Lecturer in Academic Studies at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music, he runs the undergraduate elective ‘Music Under the Third Reich’. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Chester. His chapter on Gideon Klein will appear in the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Music under German Occupation (September 2018).
The international project ‘Performing the Jewish Archive’ is supported by a large grant from the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council. https://jewishmusicandtheatre.org/