Lead researcher /author, “Deported on 10.05.42 to the Belzyce Ghetto: The Fate of Thüringen Jews.”
Historical Consultant, Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre Exhibit: Treasured Belongings: The Hahn Family and the Search for a Stolen Legacy
Lead Researcher and Administrator,
University of British Columbia
See Anna Silman, “How One of the World’s Leading Geneticists Recovered His Family’s Stolen Legacy,” Tablet, 22 June 2015.
- 2008 -present
“Lost & Found” Reassembling the Jewish Community of Themar, Germany.
Lead researcher/author: Juden in Themar: Their Voices Live On and Juden in Themar: Ihre Stimmen leben noch.
Cornell Hoppe, “Hinter den ‘toten’ Akten ist es sehr lebendig,” inSüdthüringen.de, 30 August 2018
“Themar, Thüringen: die Liebe zur Heimat konnte niemand auslöschen,” May 2013.
Research projects on geni.com to document the families of the Jewish men, women, and children who were deported from the state of Thüringen in two major deportations of 1942. In May 1942, the first deportation transported over 500 Jews from cities, towns, and villages in Thüringen to Belzyce Ghetto in the Lublin District; in September 1942, the second deportation carried Thüringen Jews to Theresienstadt Ghetto. To date, over 3000 profiles have been developed in the database and contacts established with family members throughout the world.
See: Sharon Meen, “The Deportations from Themar: May 1942 to Belzyce Ghetto,” and ,,Innige Küsse”: Letzte Worte vor der Deportation.”/”‘Many kisses’: last words before deportation [to Belzyce Ghetto].”