Amazing Holocaust survival stories with Joanie Schirm

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando Program
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando (JGSGO), in collaboration with the Holocaust Memorial Research and Education Center of Orlando, presents Joanie Schirm, discussing her amazing personal journey in family history, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

As a child, Joanie heard her father’s stories about fleeing Czechoslovakia and the Nazis. After her parents died, she found her father’s collection of letters with friends and family members during the Holocaust. Her journey to locate the Czech correspondents and their descendants around the world provided compelling, fascinating details of her family history and much more. Her research led to an award-winning book, a second book coming in 2019, lesson plans for high schools, and a permanent exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida planned for this Fall.

Joanie’s story shows how compelling your family history research can be. More about Joanie’s accomplishments and contributions to Orlando can be found at

DATE:             Tuesday, April 3, 2018

TIME:              7 pm

ADMISSION:   Free, open to the public

LOCATION:     Holocaust Memorial Research and Education Center of Florida, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland (Note location change for this JGSGO program only.)

Pre-register for either in-person or online participation at Pre-registration is required for online viewing.

About the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando is a non-profit organization formed in 1990, for sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy. Anyone may join the JGSGO. Annual dues are $35 for an individual and $40 for a family. JGSGO’s monthly meetings are free to members. For more information visit and “like” us at Questions? Email



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