Elizabeth Lis was abandoned in a babies’ home in Devon, England in 1943.
In this presentation, her daughter Jennie Milne will describe her extraordinary journey to fulfil a deathbed promise to her mother to uncover her mother’s mysterious background, which was reputedly Jewish.
In March 2014. Jennie began searching in earnest for her grandparents and broke the silence of years after teaming up with Michael Tobias. Although her search was challenging as a result of her grandmother’s multiple name changes, she has been able to connect with cousins through records and DNA results, finding family in Israel, America and laterally, Argentina.
Jennie presented her search at the international Jewish Genealogy Conference in Warsaw last year and has also been invited by the Polish Military to present her grandfather’s incredible journey as a highly decorated Polish Officer and member of the Government in Exile at the Warsaw Garrison in 2020.
Jennie is an award-winning photographer and since finding her family, has focused her lens on the Jewish and Polish communities, travelling to Israel for her most recent project.
Tickets £17.50, or £15 for Friends of the Archives