Training & Workshops

Elaine Berghausen"From Arrest to America -- Unraveling My Father's Journey"

Sunday, October 21, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Einstein Residence Center 1935 Wright Street Sacramento
Description: Einstein Residence Center
1935 Wright Street
Sacramento
Sunday, October 21, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Elaine Berghausen
"From Arrest to America -- Unraveling My Father's Journey"
Elaine Berghausen's father arrived in the United States in September 1941, after time in a
concentration camp. That's all she knew about his experience and immigration to the U.S. Using
information from the National Archives and other sources here and abroad, Elaine was able to
answer most of her questions and discover his remarkable, heroic journey from Germany to America
during World War II.
In 2016, Elaine attended her first meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento and
learned about the National Archives records and "Alien Files" held in the U.S. Customs and
Immigration genealogy section. This energized her to begin researching her father's past. She
recently returned from a "roots" trip through her family's German towns and was stunned by all the
new information she received, including a 15-foot printout of the Berghausen family tree created in
her grandfather's hometown.
All are welcome to attend meetings of the JGSS.
For more information, contact JGSS president Mort Rumberg at mortrumberg1@earthlink.net.
Contact Information:
Mort Rumberg