Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Stanley Kubrick #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero <rpollero@...>

Jane Drury wrote:

Today's LA Times (Friday, March 12) has an article about Stanley

"Kubrick was born into a Jewish family in the Bronx in 1928. The
original European branches of the family resided in the region of
Galicia in eastern Austria and western Ukraine. Before he had
graduated >from high school, the Jews of Galicia had been wiped out in
the Holocaust."

This is an immensely interesting article, going on to talk about his
inability to confront the holocaust directly in his films ("Kubrick's
reluctance to confront the greatest human evil of all seen
as an indication of despair rather than cynicism" ... And goes on to
mention any number of symbolic ways in which the holocaust showed up
in various films.

Does anyone know what town his people came from?

Jane Drury
Los Angeles, CA

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