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“Poland, the Jews, and My Family” with Dr. Leon Chameides

Dr. Leon Chameides will discuss Poland and Polish Jewish history and how members of his family were affected by them at “Poland, The Jews, and My Family,” a virtual talk sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford and CT Voices of Hope, on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. Dr. Chameideswas born in Poland and spent the war years hidden in a Ukrainian Greek-Catholic monastery. He went to England in 1946 and came to the United States in 1949. He was director of pediatrics at Hartford Hospital for 10 years. He is the author of two books: Strangers in Many Lands, a family and personal history, and On the Edge of the Abyss, a translation and annotation of essays written by his father, Rabbi Kalman Chameides between 1932 and 1936. For information and the Zoom link, visit

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