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Gary Mokotoff

Gary Mokotoff, a second-generation American whose ancestors came to the United States around the turn of the nineteenth century, is a leading scholar of Jewish-American genealogy. He is the first person to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies and is the publisher of Avotaynu, the journal of Jewish genealogy. His books on this subject include Where Once We Walked (2002), a gazetteer which provides information about 22,000 towns in Central and Eastern Europe where Jews lived before the Holocaust, and How to Document Victims and Locate Survivors of the Holocaust (1995). The latter is dedicated to the memory of the members of the Mokotoff family murdered in the Holocaust.

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