a long-time congregant, will share his intriguing story of tracing his Viennese roots after the Holocaust in search of information about his grandmother and family on Tuesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at the Temple. His search began on a trip with his wife, Fran, to Austria.
While traveling to Vienna in August 2010, my wife and I did some family research that resulted in the subsequent discovery of letters written by my grandmother from 1938 to 1941,” Irv said. “My grandmother eventually was a victim of the Holocaust. These letters identified family members whom I had never heard of and one particular letter mentioned a young boy, ‘sweet Pauli.’ Over the next four years I tried to locate these family members, and in 2014 I finally succeeded in finding ‘sweet Pauli.’”
Irv’s talk will trace the path he followed to discover, meet, and get to know these lost, and now found, family members.
Sponsored by the Temple's Adult Education Committee.