San Francisco, Monday, November 17, 2014: Rescuing the Evidence: Three Minutes in Poland #general


Topic: Rescuing the Evidence: Three Minutes in Poland
Speaker: Glenn Kurtz and Leslie Swift

Sunday, November 16, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street
San Francisco
free parking: enter parking garage >from Pierce Street

Traveling in Europe in 1938, one year before the outbreak of World War
II, David Kurtz made a color film of three minutes of ordinary life in
Nasielsk, a small predominantly Jewish town in Poland. These three
minutes of home-movie footage became the sole surviving moving images
of the town. Now, as part of the United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum's permanent collection, the film serves as a memorial to an
entire community that was annihilated in the Holocaust.

Glenn Kurtz has written a book describing his four years of research
trying to identify the people in his grandfather's images. Rarely
seen archival footage will be shown during a conversation between
Kurtz and Museum film researcher Leslie Swift. This presentation is
cosponsored by SFBAJGS. For more information visit

The program is free, but registration is appreciated. To register, fo

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