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A fight to save Jewish history

 

Yael Zur

Mattan Segev-Frank, a genealogist and historian, is a man with a mission.

*Mattan Segev-Frank is a man with a mission. And while he has singlehandedly already begun making an impact, he knows that the issues he is concerned about are much larger than any single person. They require governments and international authorities to take decisive steps.

My first encounter with Mattan, a genealogy researcher and an MA student of the History of the Jewish People at the Tel Aviv University, was in a Jewish genealogy Facebook group when he shared his dismay at stolen historic and vital records from Hungary's Jewish community being auctioned off online to the highest bidder....



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