The Double Life of Szmul Jedwabinski

Event Time
1:30 PM
AJU's Familian Campus

15600 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, 90077 

Event Details
Presented with The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles "The Double Life of Szmul Jedwabinski" is an intriguing family detective story. There was a legend in the family that grandfather Samuel Edwin of Chicago had a second family in New York. Using DNA matching, interviews with family members, life events and movements from Poland to New York to Chicago, and archival records in Poland and the United States, Valerie Edwards investigated whether Samuel Edwin, Samuel Edwards and Szmul Jedwabinski were in fact the same person with two different families in two different cities. Follow Valerie Edwards on her journey as she uncovers the facts behind the legend. Valerie Edwards is an urban planner with the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she leads teams that coordinate school choice modeling. An accomplished oboist and English hornist, she has worked with many prestigious orchestras and filmmakers, including composer John Williams for the soundtrack of "Schindler's List." She is extremely passionate about family history and genealogy, and has been building her family tree for over 25 years.
Event Contact
Contact Name
Whizin Center for Continuing Education
Phone Number
(310) 440-1572