IIJG announces 2015 Tagger Prize recipients
The IIJG Executive Committee announced that the recipients of the Tagger Prizes for original, unpublished research in Jewish genealogy (see Nu – What’s New? vol. 16, no. 5, 2.1.2015) are:
- Dr Kamila Klauzińska (Poland) for her 2012 doctoral dissertation on “Modern Genealogy of Polish Jews” – 1st prize of $5,000.
- Ms. Judy Golan (Israel) for her paper entitled “Reading Between the Lines: Mining Jewish History Through Extraction of Polish Archival Data” – 2nd prize of $2,000.
Dr. Klauzińska’s thesis (in Polish) is based on extensive genealogical research at the macro- and micro- levels. It illuminates the interdisciplinary nature of Jewish genealogy and makes the academic case for teaching the subject at the university level. Part of her commendation reads: “[This work] certainly should be useful to anyone interested in Polish Jewish genealogy because of the rich data it brings together.”
Ms. Golan’s commendation notes that: “[After making] her contribution to understanding [Jewish] marriage patterns [in Poland], her findings can help make sense of otherwise inexplicable genealogical findings and explain why ancestors chose the mates that they did. In short – this is a contribution both to history and genealogical explication.”
Click here for an English abstract of the Klauzinska dissertation.
Click here for an English final report of the Klauzinska dissertation.
Click here for the abstract of the Golan paper.
Click here for the final report of the Golan paper.