This Months Speaker is Toni Perrone
Toni will talk to us about Immigrant travel to America and about Prussia Borders.
Session 1: Journey to America!
This talk derives from an interview Ms. Perrone did with two Italian immigrants – her grandfather and a 2nd cousin. One Emigrated from Sicily and arrived in Ellis Island, the other Emigrated from Sicily and arrived at the port in New Orleans. The lecture covers the comparison of both voyages and the difference at the ports here in the USA. It is really two stories that captures the experience many of our immigrant family members likely had during this time period.
Session 2: Prussia and Its Changing Borders
This lecture gives the History of Prussia from the 1500’s to World War I when it was dissolved. It shows all the border changes throughout time. It gives all the present day states of Germany that were included in what was called Prussia as well as the areas of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Lithuania, and Denmark. It is totally a historical lecture. However important because many people do not know what Prussia is. They see Prussia on their ancestor’s documents like the passenger list and think that is the village that their family came from.
About the speaker
Per the presenter’s expressed wishes, these presentations will not be recorded. Please plan to attend live!
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