The Threads of History – Belarus : Photography and Memory – 19th March

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THE THREADS OF HISTORY

Belarus: Photography and Memory

With Jeannette (Josse) Pepper ARPS MBBS FRCPsych and Rabbi Barry Marcus MBE

In 2005, Jeannette, together with some family members, visited Baranovichy, her parents’ birth place in Belarus. Jeannette‘s parents married and left for England in 1932, never to return and never to see most of their families again. Her mother’s house, amazingly, had survived the War.

Charting the story, and creating a book using old family photographs and photographs taken in 2005, enabled Jeannette to re-examine the childhood stories told to her about her parents’ histories. She later showed the completed book to Holocaust Survivor, the late Jack Kagan, who told her how one of her uncles died in a Labour Camp, the grizzly remains of which Jeannette had visited in 2005. Producing the book transformed the loss of so many family members into a poignant and more available experience.

Rabbi Marcus will discuss the history of Jews of Belarus, with particular emphasis on the Yeshivot and the part they played in the Jewish life of the Shtetl.

Come along and experience these remarkable tales through a lens.

Sunday 19th March 2017, 7:30 pm

Venue:                 Central Synagogue, 36-40 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6NW

Tickets:                 £5 (light refreshments provided)

Book via:

Shul Office 020 7580 1355 / bookings@centralsynagogue.org.uk / www.centralsynagogue.org.uk

or

BOOK HERE

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