JEWISH TOWNS OF THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE, WITH YAN PRIVOROTSKY

JEWISH TOWNS OF THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE, WITH YAN PRIVOROTSKY

Yan Privorotsky is a historian, international tour guide and well-known Jewish Trivia Quiz Game facilitator. He helped recreate for us the Jewish life of the shtetl, through fascinating archival documents that shed light on events of bygone days. We listened to stories from many different Jewish towns, learned how to find and read archival documents, and the type of information that has survived and can be researched. 

From my meeting with Jan, I learned a lot about life in the Jewish shtetls on the territory of the former Russian Empire after the partition of Poland. 

Jan helped us establish a historical connection with previous Jewish generations, including locating documents about our Jewish ancestors and significantly expanding our family trees. 

For example, I repatriated to Israel from Russia. I know for sure that my Jewish ancestors were from Ukraine, and now I am eager to find documents that will tell me in more detail the history of my family. 

Thanks to Jan, I know now that this is possible. 

Alexey M.

Yan Privorotsky is a historian, international tour guide and well-known Jewish Trivia Quiz Game facilitator. He helped recreate for us the Jewish life of the shtetl, through fascinating archival documents that shed light on events of bygone days. We listened to stories from many different Jewish towns, learned how to find and read archival documents, and the type of information that has survived and can be researched.

From my meeting with Jan, I learned a lot about life in the Jewish shtetls on the territory of the former Russian Empire after the partition of Poland.

Jan helped us establish a historical connection with previous Jewish generations, including locating documents about our Jewish ancestors and significantly expanding our family trees.

For example, I repatriated to Israel from Russia. I know for sure that my Jewish ancestors were from Ukraine, and now I am eager to find documents that will tell me in more detail the history of my family.

Thanks to Jan, I know now that this is possible.

Alexey M.




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15.11.2020

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