On Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m. Polish Genealogy experts Fay and Julian Bussgang will speak about Polish Books of Residents and Other Valuable Polish Resources at the Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA

The event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston and the Polish Genealogical Society of MassachusettsA reception with refreshments will follow. This program is free and open to the public.  For more information go to JGSGB.org.

Fay and Julius Bussgang

Fay Bussgang has authored over 20 articles on genealogy, as well as the chapter “Russian Poland” in the Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy. Fay and her husband, Julian, have done extensive genealogical research during 14 trips to Poland. Fay served as co-president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston in 1998–2000.

Fay Book of Residents Krakow Archives-Fay
Fay Bussgang in the Krakow archives with a huge Book of Residents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julian Bussgang, born in Lwów, Poland, fled with his family in September 1939 to Romania and then to Palestine. There he joined the Polish 2nd Corps (Anders Army) and fought in the Italian campaign.

Julian Bussgang in Ander's Army 1943.
Julian Bussgang in Ander’s Army 1943.

After the fall of communism, Julian Bussgang served in Warsaw and Krakow as a volunteer with the International Executive Service Corps. In 2011, President Komorowski awarded Julian Bussgang the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of Poland at Polish Consulate in NY for his activities promoting Polish-Jewish dialogue.  (See photo above.)

Polish Army Helmet
Julian Bussgang’s Polish Army Helmet

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